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5 of the 10 Overnight Oats flavors on a white background and grey backdrop, (tropical, blueberry almond, PBJ, creamsicle, and carrot cake).

How To Make Overnight Oats (with 10 Flavors)


  • Author: Kari
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Everything you need to know for How to Make Overnight Oats with 10 Flavors! This super easy make ahead breakfast is perfect for meal prepping. Overnight oats are typically served cold, but you can warm them up as well. The 10 flavor variations are all based off dessert flavors which means you can eat a healthy breakfast that tastes like you’re having dessert!


Ingredients

Scale

Overnight Oats Base:

1/2 cup rolled oats, I used extra thick Bob’s Red Mill gluten free

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon maple syrup, more or less to taste

1/2 cup milk of choice, I like to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/3 cup yogurt, Greek yogurt is my favorite

Carrot Cake:

1/4 cup chopped pineapple

1/4 cup grated carrot

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

2 tablespoons chopped pecans or walnuts, optional

Tropical:

1/4 cup chopped fresh or frozen pineapple

1/4 cup chopped fresh or frozen mango

2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

2 tablespoons chopped macadamia, optional 

Strawberries & Cream:

1/2 cup frozen strawberries, or 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries

1/8 teaspoon almond extract

PBJ:

1/2 cup frozen raspberries, or 1/2 cup fresh

2 tablespoons peanut butter, or nut/seed butter of choice

Chocolate:

1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 additional tablespoon of maple syrup

1 tablespoon chocolate chips, or cacao nibs

1/2 banana, sliced, or 1/2 cup berries of choice

Pumpkin Spice:

1/4 cup pumpkin purée

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice

1 additional tablespoon chia seeds

Banana Bread:

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 ripe banana, mashed, 1/2 cup

1 additional tablespoon chia seeds

Orange Creamsicle:

1 tablespoon orange zest, from a microplane grater

1/2 cup sliced fresh oranges, tangerines, or mandarins

1 teaspoon vanilla, omit if using vanilla nut milk

Blueberry Muffin:

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, omit if using vanilla nut milk

1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1 tablespoon sliced almonds, optional

Apple Pie:

1 Granny Smith apple, chopped into bite sized pieces

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup orange juice, apple juice, or water


Instructions

Mix together all the ingredients for the overnight oats base in a 1 pint/2 cup mason jar or 2 cup container of your choice.

Choose which flavor you’d like and mix the ingredients into the overnight oats base. You can leave any of the fruit on top as well, but I recommend mixing the spices in. If you’re using sliced banana as a topping, add that right before serving.

For the apple pie version, add the chopped apple to a small saucepan along with the cinnamon and orange juice. Bring the mixture to a simmer, partially cover with a lid and simmer on low until the apple is tender and the liquid has mostly evaporated, 6-8 minutes.

Let the apple pie mixture cool before stirring half of it into your overnight oats base, and top with the remaining half, then refrigerate overnight.

Once you have your flavor of choice mixed in, refrigerate overnight before eating. This step is necessary to allow the oats and chia seeds to soften and soak up the liquid.

These overnight oats will keep up to 4 days, but are best in the first 2-3 days.

Notes

To make a larger 4 serving batch, measure out 2 cups oats, 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 cups milk, and 1 1/3 cups yogurt. Then top each of the 4 servings individually with different flavors. Or choose one flavor times 4 for your toppings.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Overnight Oats, Overnight Oats Recipes, Recipes for Overnight Oats