3 Ways to Try Overnight Oats
Simple Vanilla Overnight Oats
This recipe is one of my all-time favorites! It’s so easy to prep, and creates a hassle-free morning when it comes to getting in some solid nutrients to start my day. In fact, I’ve had this exact breakfast for the past few weeks in a row. It’s that good.
Now if you’ve never had overnight oats before, know that most of the time these are eaten cold right out of the fridge. The consistency can tend to throw a lot of people off, it is essentially cold oatmeal after all. So if you’re a texture person, maybe start with just one jar to see if you’ll enjoy it.
After you’ve gotten everything measured out, simply combine together in a jar or bowl of your choice. I always like to see the layers before I mix it all up.
Mix everything together, take a photo for the ‘gram and then refrigerate.
These only need one night to chill in the fridge, but can last up to 3-4 days. (I usually make a batch of five on Sunday and they keep for the whole week.)
I found this recipe ages ago on pinterest, but it’s such a staple in my current diet that I had to share it with you all as well. Here’s the breakdown:
1/2 cup Rolled Oats, gluten free optional
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (I used 0% fat)
1 tbsp Honey or Agave Syrup
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup - 3/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
Fat: 9.8 g
Carbohydrates: 55.5 g
Protein: 20.3 g
These macros may change depending on the brands you use!
Zults Pb & J Overnight Oats
Those competing in our 2019 Zults Competition got to enjoy these bad boys every morning during week 3! They are so good, cure that peanut butter craving (I know I’m not the only one), and provide a great source of energy to start the day.
Mix, refrigerate, enjoy tomorrow!
For those familiar with our Zults programs, you’ll know we offer 4 different calorie plans, 1200, 1600, 2000, and 2400/cals a day. These specific portions are from one of the lower calorie plans, but if you need a little more oomph to your breakfast, add 1 Tbsp of Chia Seeds to this recipe to beef it up!
1/3 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 tbsp Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
1/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
3 tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt
1/4 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp Chia Seeds (not pictured, optional depending on your calorie needs)
1 tbsp All Natural Peanut Butter
1 tbsp All Fruit Spread
Carbohydrates: 37 g
Fat: 12 g
Protein: 19 g
Again, depending on the brands you buy and if you add anything extra in the morning, these macros may be different for you. For example, these oats taste even better with some sliced strawberries mixed in!
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
I couldn’t pass this recipe up when I stumbled on it a few weeks ago. The best part is definitely the cooked bits of apple you’ll add in the morning. This one is for you morning sweet-toothers out there.
The difference between this recipe and the two above, is that this one calls for a larger batch to be mixed together at once, and then separated when it’s time to hit the fridge. If this is easier for you to manage instead of making one at a time, just make sure you have the right quantities of each ingredient based on how many jars/bowls you want to have.
Mix, mix, mix! I added a little extra cinnamon into my mix as well, because we have to live our lives, you know?
Separate into four containers, cover, and keep in the fridge until you’re ready to add your apple bits and eat!
1 large Apple
1/2 tbsp Butter
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
2/3 cup Plain Yogurt
1 cup Rolled Oats
1 1/3 cup Milk of choice
2 tbsp Chia Seeds
1 tsp Vanilla
In a skillet over medium high heat add apples, butter, cinnamon and 1 tbsp maple syrup. Stir to combine. Cook until apples are tender. About 5-7 minutes. Cover and refrigerate.
Carbohydrates: 60 g
Fat: 10 g
Protein: 18 g
*These are rough estimates for this one, especially depending on how you cook your apple, and how much you add to your oats. I’ve been using myfitnesspal to get a more accurate macro breakdown with the stuff I have already at home.
So there you have it! Three different ways to get your overnight-oats fix while keeping the recipes fresh and tasty. Plus, these three are all under 500 calories, leaving lots of room in your day to enjoy the foods you love.
If you try one of these recipes or have a favorite you’d like to share, let us know! Happy eating!