Get your mason jar ready (or Tupperware) because these overnight oats are the easiest breakfast recipe, perfect for your meal prepping days, if that’s your thing.
Now, the popular question is how long do overnight oats need to sit? The best answer to that is to prepare them right before bed. They will require at least 4-5 hours, but the plus side is you can make a larger batch and have breakfast ready for the days to come. I would recommend up to 3 days max.
Overnight oats are a great option for a gluten free breakfast, those that like to meal prep, and those who tend to skip breakfast because of time.
Because the overnight oats are the base of your breakfast, or what I like to call the canvas. You are free to top with whatever toppings you would like! Some of my favorites are:
pear + almond butter + goji berries + dried apricot + pumpkin seeds +coconut
frozen blueberries + nut butter + granola
- strawberries + peanut butter + pumpkin seeds
Overnight oats are delicious yes, but even better they will increase your fiber intake. Fiber is important to balance cholesterol, increase satiety, normalize bowel movements, control blood sugar levels, and so much more! Great sources of fiber are in the skins of fruits + vegetables (so keep them on when eating), whole grains like whole wheat bread, brown rice, and quinoa, nuts + seeds, and one of my favorites, beans!
WHAT YOU NEED
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup plant based milk, less for thicker oats
1 T chia seed
1 t agave
1/2 t vanilla extract, optional
2 T coconut flakes, optional
HOW TO MAKE
Place all ingredients in an airtight container like a mason jar or air tight Tupperware, shake well to combine. Place in the fridge for at least 4-5 hours until liquid is absorbed. Prepare with toppings of choice. Use within 3 days of making for the best consistency.