Easy Overnight Oats!

Glad I could get this out just in time for your weekly meal planning/prep (if you do that sorta thing). I recently discovered this awesome recipe from the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan (some day I will write my thoughts on the plan itself). Since I haven’t been living under a rock for the last few years, I knew about overnight oats; however, I’ve never tried them. I kinda didn’t buy it…I don’t really know what I mean by that, but while everyone was raving about them, I was like “Meh I’ll pass…” – like I said, don’t ask me why lol.

While looking over my meal plan for the week, I saw on the schedule a few weeks ago the oats. I actually skipped them and had my usual egg bites for breakfast. But these past few weeks have been bitterly cold here, and I needed something more in the morning, something hearty and warm. So I googled it to find out if you can eat up the oats. Up until now I had only seen them served cold which might be why I never wanted them in the first place. Turns out google knows all, and one can heat up his or her overnight oats. When I found this out, I was sold.

I loved this recipe so much, I decided to share it with you. I have altered the TIU original recipe a little bit so it’s not quite the same as their meal plan version. I gotta make it my own!!

Overnight Oats:

IMG_4802Most importantly you will need rolled oats (you can find GF ones but I already had these so that’s what I’m using – when they are gone, I’m probably gonna switch to GF). And the base minimum otherwise is a mason jar (or leak proof container), almond milk and a lil honey for a natural sweetener. I’ve been adding chia seeds, for some extra superfood benefits, and peanut butter, for some added protein. Next up we have the toppings – I’ve been doing Kind granola, blueberries and raisins. For the add-ins and toppings, you can do almost anything you want. I’ve put coconut shavings in, cinnamon, the blueberries in and have seen people do all sorts of stuff like bananas, flax and so on. You can get creative and work with your fave foods!

IMG_4803First up, half a cup of rolled oats!

IMG_4804Next are a couple teaspoons of chia seeds – 3 to be exact…lately I’ve just been eyeballing it.

Add in the honey – approximately 2 teaspoons but you can adjust to your taste levels (don’t go overboard though).

IMG_4808Then I put in a tablespoon of peanut butter. I think creamy is your best option. It got a little bit messy.

Finally, measure out 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk and pour it in, my friend.

IMG_4812It will probably look like this then.

IMG_4814For the next part, make sure the lid is on and sealed TIGHTLY because you are gonna shake the oats up. Shake them like a polaroid picture!! They should look pretty mixed up after that.

IMG_4815Toss your toppings in a container or baggy to add in the next morning! Place your oats and toppings in the fridge to sit overnight.

When you are ready for breakfast the next morning heat them up (approx 2 mins depending on your microwave), add your toppings and enjoy!!!


 

Overnight Oats:

Equipment:

  • Mason Jar or leak-proof container
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 3 tsp of chia seeds
  • 2 tsp of honey
  • 1 Tbs of peanut butter
  • Granola (optional topping)
  • Blueberries (optional topping)
  • Rasins (optional topping)

Instructions:

  1. Add 1/2 cup of rolled oats into a leak proof container
  2. Add 3 tsp of chia seeds
  3. Add 2 tsp of honey
  4. Add 1 Tbs of peanut butter
  5. Add 1 cup of almond milk
  6. Place lid on container – make sure it’s sealed tightly and then shake the container until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined
  7. Combine all your toppings into a small container or baggy
  8. Store the oats (and if need be, the toppings) in the fridge overnight
  9. Heat up the oats for approximately 2 mins the next morning
  10. Stir in your toppings and eat up!

Hopefully you find this recipe as tasty as I do. It will definitely fill you up for awhile, and I feel like it warms you up too! Remember you can add, drop or sub in other ingredients to tailor this to your liking! Have fun with it and lemme know how it goes!

Peace out,

Wet Hair, Don’t Care

 


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