This is so simple because you can make it a few days in advance and then just leave it in the fridge! There’s a few variations for flavours so you have lots of options too so you don’t ever get bored. I’ll usually make 4-6 jars one night so that I have breakfast ready for my daughter and I for at least a couple days, and yes, she’s obsessed with them and has been since she was a year and a half old. The chocolate banana recipe is especially filling, but the others are also enough for an adult breakfast. You wouldn’t think so since it’s a small 1 cup mason jar, but it is more than enough some days. My favourite is the apple cinnamon<3 variation, it’s also the one with the least ingredients so it makes it easy.
You can add ground flax/flax seeds, bee pollen, or chia seeds and you won’t even be able to tell they’re there, so that’s awesome. There are also recipes with dairy if you wanted cow’s or goat’s milk as well as greek yogurt, it also tastes awesome, I’m just not a huge fan of dairy. Remember to use rolled oats and not quick oats.
Blueberry Maple Almond Overnight Oats
- ½ cup rolled oats(not quick oats)
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries(I use fresh)
- ⅛ teaspoon pure almond extract
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- ½ tablespoon sliced almonds(you can add them just before eating or the night before)
I adapted this recipe from one on Organize Yourself Skinny
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick oats)
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup almond milk (depending on how thick or thin you like your oatmeal)
- 1/2 – 1 tsp of cinnamon depending on how strong you like it to be
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 T unsweetened applesauce
- 1 – 2 tsp maple syrup
- Optional: 1 tsp or flax seed, chia seeds, and/or bee pollen
I found this recipe on The Whole Food Life
Check out Food Matters to learn more about the benefits of bee pollen.