Quick & Easy Overnight Oats Ideas

OvernightOatsI love breakfast, and I love oats, and most mornings I love nothing more than slowing preparing a creamy bowl of porridge on the stove to enjoy with a big mug of tea in bed. But then there are the mornings when I want oats, but I want them immediately. Or I’m rushing out the door to work, and I do NOT want to resort to getting a sugary scone on the way.

Overnight Oats are great for those days. They can be prepared a few days in advance (I haven’t prepped for longer than three days, but once they’re in a sealed container I’m sure they’d be fine for up to five – perfect for Sunday Night Meal Prep).

The oats can be placed in a bowl or tupperware box, however I find small jars the best for storage and transporting them to work. Peanut butter jars are great (especially the Meridian brand), but I recently bought a few jars from IKEA which are the perfect size (300ml) and they look lovely!

Here are a few of my favourite flavour combinations:

Apple & Cinnamon Overnight Oats

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 30g gluten free oats
  • 60g greek yoghurt
  • 50-60ml low-fat supermilk
  • 1 small apple (1/2 grated / 1/2 chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Cinamon
  • 1/2 tsp raisins

Add the oats, grated apple, milk & yoghurt to a jar. Mix it up, then add in the chopped apple & raisins. Season with cinnamon to taste. Pop in the fridge overnight.

**Can be enjoyed hot or cold**

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Berry & Chia Overnight Oats

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 30g gluten free oats
  • 60g greek yoghurt
  • 50-60ml low-fat supermilk
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup of frozen / fresh berries*
  • 1/2 tsp sunflower & pumpkin seed mix

Add the oats, chia seeds, yoghurt & milk to a jar. Stir together. Top with berries & pop in the fridge overnight

*Defrost the frozen berries first if putting them in overnight. If you forget to defrost the berries, like I often do, you can melt them in the microwave and add them warm in the morning

Banana Cinnamon Overnight Oats

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 30g gluten free oats
  • 60g greek yoghurt
  • 50-60ml low-fat supermilk
  • 1/2 tsp chia seed
  • 1 banana (1/2 mashed, 1/2 sliced)
  • Cinnamon

Add the oats, chia seeds, mashed banana, yoghurt & milk to a jar. Season with cinnamon to taste, and stir together. Top with the chopped banana, season with more cinnamon & pop in the fridge overnight.

Almond Butter Overnight Oats

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 30g gluten free oats
  • 60g greek yoghurt
  • 50-60ml low-fat supermilk
  • 1/2 tsp chia seed
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of almond butter
  • 1/2 a banana (chopped)

Add the oats, chia seeds, almond butter, yoghurt & milk to a jar, and stir together. Top with the chopped banana, season with some cinnamon (and maybe another dollop of almond butter…you can never have enough) & pop in the fridge overnight.

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