I am all about anything that I can make ahead in a quiet moment to make the hectic moments less crazy. And now that I’m getting not one, but two kids breakfast every morning breakfast time can get uh, overwhelming, to say the least.
Overnight oats are an easy breakfast option that involves no prep in the morning. Perfect for when you need something mindless to grab and you don’t want it to be a pop-tart! Or when your kids are crying and you just need something FAST!
You can also make ahead a whole week of these easy overnight oats and then have all your healthy breakfasts prepped for the week! You are so smart.
Berry Overnight Oats
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 Tablespoon chia seed
- 1Tablespoon of maple syrup or honey
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup raspberries or blueberries or mixed berries
- 2 Tablespoons walnuts or slivered almonds
- Whisk oats, almond milk, chia seed, sweetener and vanilla together. Place in refrigerator overnight. Top with berries and nuts in the morning before eating.
You can enjoy your overnight oats cold or heat them in the microwave with additional 2-3 Tablespoons of milk. Experiment with different flavor combinations–I’m liking the sound of cinnamon, apple and walnut or peanut butter and banana! (<<I’m pretty obsessed with this combo as evidenced by my Banana Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal and Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie!)
Overnight oats also make a great snack! So prep these babies in some little mason jars and make your life easier and healthier!
To make this recipe you might need:
Half Pint Jars with Lids – perfect for prepping ahead of time and storing in the fridge!
Chia Seeds -top rated from Amazon!