These oats are great because all you need to do is throw a few ingredients in a mason jar/container overnight or even just for a few hours. This is great to prepare if you are short on time for a meal or snack throughout the day.
1 mason jar or small container
1/4-1/2 cup dry old fashioned oats
1 cup dairy or non-dairy milk (I generally use unsweetened almond milk)
1/2 ripe banana
1 tbsp peanut butter or any nut butter (I used no salt/sugar added, freshly ground PB)
ground cinnamon to taste
stevia (optional, but you may want to add some sort of sweetener)
Optional add-ins: 1 tbsp wheat germ, 1-2 tbsp chia seeds, protein powder, or dried fruit
Combine all the ingredients in your container, and that’s it. Feel free to mix up the ingredients and add whatever you’d like.
-Dried fruit turns out with a pretty neat texture the next day since it absorbs the liquid, but you do not have to add the dried fruit.
-The banana adds some sweetness to the oats. I broke the banana up into pieces and then placed it in the jar.
-I put the option of 1/4-1/2 C dry oats because sometimes I like to add more fat/protein than carbs in my oats. Your choice, depending on whether you’d like for this to be a snack or more of a meal replacement. Also, depending on whether you follow a specific diet.
-I’ve made these and ate them a few hours later; they don’t always need to be soaked for several hours overnight. I like to make several of these in advance for quick meals throughout the week.
I’ve tried this with chocolate protein powder as well as other fruit combos- blueberries and bananas, pumpkin, sweet potato, ginger etc. I love to eat this with 1/2 C plain greek yogurt for some protein and 1 tbsp cacao nibs.
Let me know your favorite overnight oats combination in the comments below.
Happy eatings all.