Overnight Oats

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Looking for a delightful and hassle-free breakfast option? Look no further than these easy-to-make overnight oats. This nutritious and time-saving breakfast takes just 5 minutes to prep and can be tailored to suit your family’s taste buds, from classic PB&J to exotic mango flavors. Whether you’re rushing out the door on a busy morning or simply prefer to wake up to a ready-made meal, these overnight oats are the answer.

Yields: 1 serving

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 4 hrs 5 mins

Ingredients

For the Base:

  • 1/2 cup of milk (Choose from whole, oat, almond, or refrigerated coconut)
  • 2 tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey
  • 2 teaspoons of chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of fresh berries (for topping)

Variations:

Peanut Butter & Jelly Oats:

  • 2 tablespoons of chunky or smooth peanut butter
  • 1 recipe of the base overnight oats
  • 1 tablespoon of strawberry preserves
  • Chopped roasted peanuts (for topping)

Piña Colada Oats:

  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh, frozen, or canned pineapple
  • 1 recipe of the base overnight oats made with refrigerated coconut milk
  • Toasted coconut chips (for topping)

Pumpkin Pie Oats:

  • 1 recipe of the base overnight oats (without yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice (plus extra for sprinkling)

Mango Sticky Oats:

  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh or frozen mango
  • 1 recipe of the base overnight oats made with refrigerated coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk
  • Toasted sesame seeds (for topping)

Directions

For the Base:

  1. In an 8- to 12-ounce jar, mix together the milk, yogurt, maple syrup (or honey), and chia seeds.
  2. Stir in the old-fashioned rolled oats until they are fully immersed in the liquid.
  3. Cover the jar and place it in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up to 3 days.
  4. When ready to enjoy, serve the chilled oats with a generous topping of fresh berries.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Oats:

  1. Incorporate the peanut butter into the base overnight oats mixture, ensuring an even distribution without completely blending it.
  2. Spoon the strawberry preserves over the mixture.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 3 days.
  4. Serve the chilled oats with a garnish of chopped roasted peanuts.

Piña Colada Oats:

  1. Stir the pineapple into the base overnight oats mixture made with coconut milk.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 3 days.
  3. Serve the chilled oats with a topping of toasted coconut chips.

Pumpkin Pie Oats:

  1. Mix the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice into the base overnight oats mixture (without yogurt).
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 3 days.
  3. Serve the chilled oats with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of extra pie spice.

Mango Sticky Oats:

  1. Spoon the mango over the base overnight oats mixture made with coconut milk.
  2. Drizzle the top of the mixture with sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 3 days.
  4. Serve the chilled oats with a generous garnish of toasted sesame seeds.

These versatile and delicious overnight oats will make your mornings easier and more enjoyable, with a range of flavors to suit your mood and preferences.

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