Overnight oats aren’t necessarily new — but they are nutritious, delicious, filling…and easy (which is the main selling point for me!)
As someone who is not necessarily a breakfast … or morning… person (brunch is a different story…), this makes getting something into my system in the morning really simple. My priorities lie with coffee. And, sure, you can fill these things with anything your heart desires, but I love to keep it simple.
In an 8 oz mason jar, I combine:
- 1/3 cup of skim milk (you can use any kind of milk – or even water)
- 2 Tbsp of PB2 or Chocolate PB2 (I used chocolate)
- 1/2 of a medium banana, mashed (used more for texture and its natural sweetness than for banana flavor — if you have a banana that isn’t super ripe, adding a sweetener might be necessary, to taste)
- 9 grams of chia seeds
- 1/3 cup of whole, non-quick cook oats (rolled or steel cut are my preferences)
*Note: Feel free to add an additional sweetener and any other add ins to create an infinite number of flavor combinations — I think next time, I’m going let my inner kiddo have some fun and add some jam for a PB&J jar.
This morning, while making my usual cup of coffee, I used a bit of extra foamed skim milk and a few raw cacao nibs to make it a little prettier… and a little less beige. haha Fruit, chocolate, nuts, granola, honey….all would be amazing topping options.
Honestly, this is a DENSE breakfast This morning, I only ate half of the jar (it’s that filling). But the good thing is that, refrigerated, I can come back to the rest of the mix any time today (or tomorrow morning!).
I personally wouldn’t let it go for longer than a day or two in the fridge before eating.
Do you have any overnight oats combos that you love? Get creative!