I’m pretty into the whole healthy-eating thing; I have been for a long time now. But truthfully, the oatmeal-for-breakfast trend is one that I never could get on board with. I do NOT like oatmeal. Granola? Yes please. Oat bread? Eh, ok. Oatmeal? I think I’ll just skip breakfast.

So, I admit that the overnight oats trend wasn’t something I was eager to try. Oatmeal is bad enough, now you want me to eat it raw and cold? Mmmmmmm, no thanks. When we did our Veg Out Challenge with Harvest107 (P.S. I highly recommend tying it if you’re wanting to alter your eating habits in the new year), I decided I should do the challenge too. And that meant eating overnight oats … Shockingly, I was pleasantly surprised.

Now, I still don’t eat oats much for breakfast, but when I do, it is this. And let’s be real … I am NOT a morning person. The LAST thing I want to do is wake up and cook breakfast for anyone. But now that my boys are going to school, they need breakfast before I am awake enough to make it. And I don’t want them eating cornflakes. So, Overnight Oats to the rescue. I just whip these up in a mason jar and stick them in the fridge while I’m making dinner or cleaning up and I don’t have to worry about it again!

BASE: 

  • 1/2 c raw oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds (whole or ground)
  • 3/4 to 1 c water/almond milk/liquid of choice

Super easy!

ADD-INS:

Choose your favorite combination, or create your own! Here are a few of our favorites …

  • Banana Bread
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • chopped walnuts
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon & nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • pumpkin seeds
  • PB&J
  • 2 tbsp peanut/almond/nut butter of choice (look for jars with only nuts or nuts & salt as ingredients)
  • 1/4 c berries of choice (can use frozen too)
  • Carrot Cake
  • 2-4 tbsp shredded carrot
  • 1 tsp cinnamon & nutmeg (or use pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • chopped walnuts
  • golden raisins
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