Have you tried “overnight oats” yet? If not, this recipe is a great place to start. Essentially, overnight oats are a quick way to prepare breakfast the night before, while easily incorporating your favorite fresh fruits, dairy, protein, and more. For me, it’s a surefire way to make oatmeal a little less boring without the added sugar and artificial ingredients of most instant oatmeal options.
When sugary cereals, toaster pastries, and other not-so-blood-sugar-friendly breakfast foods are commonly aimed at kids, it’s good to know that there are other options out there that are easy to make and much healthier.
I love overnight oats, because you can really experiment with ingredients. Plus, just a few minutes of prep at night makes for a super-quick meal in the morning.
- ½ banana
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup almond milk
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon flaxseed meal
- 1 teaspoon chai seeds
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts (optional)
How To Make It
- Place ½ banana in a glass jar or container and mash with a fork. Layer oats, milk, pumpkin, yogurt, flaxseed meal, chai seeds, pumpkin pie spice, and walnuts on top. Stir to combine.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, warm for 30 seconds to 1 minute in the microwave or eat cold.