Make a batch of these for a quick and easy grab-and-go breakfast throughout the week.
Spring always seems to be the busiest time of year, with all the sports ramping up, end-of-school festivities, and graduations. So, quick and easy protein-packed foods are key when I’m short on time. Healthy Overnight Oats have become my best friend in the morning because I can just grab a jar from my refrigerator and breakfast is served.
Fresh fruit and nuts add fiber and nutrients as well as color, flavor and crunch, and unsweetened Silk Original Soymilk provides 8 grams of heart-healthy, plant powered protein. We have dairy intolerances in our family, so Silk Original Soymilk provides a great dairy-free alternative that’s non-GMO, naturally low in saturated fat, has no cholesterol, and tastes creamy and delicious.
What I love about overnight oatmeal is that you can make a batch of it at the beginning of the week and have enough to grab-and-go for the entire week. There’s no cooking involved. You can even add the fruit ahead of time to save an extra step in the morning.
I’ve come up with twenty healthy overnight oatmeal combinations that will keep breakfast exciting for weeks on end (scroll down to the end of this post for all the combinations and nutrition facts). I’ll be making batches of these for my husband to take to work this summer – they’re the perfect grab-and-go breakfast.
These healthy overnight oats will give you enough energy pre-workout, fill your belly in the morning before work, and would make a great afternoon snack to tide you over until dinnertime. Each jar packs a punch of protein and fiber to keep you fueled up and control “hanger.”
- 2½ cups oatmeal
- 2½ cups soy milk or other non-dairy milk
- 5 tablespoons chia seeds
- 5 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1¼ teaspoons vanilla
- 2½ cups fresh fruit
- 5 tablespoons toasted nuts
- Scoop ½ cup oatmeal into each of 5 mason jars (I used ½ pint jars). Add ½ cup milk, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and ¼ teaspoon vanilla to each jar. Stir contents of each jar; cover and refrigerate overnight. Top each jar with ½ cup of fruit and 1 tablespoon of nuts.
Make the basic Overnight Oatmeal recipe and try any or all of these combinations. Since I serve fruit to my kids at dinnertime, I just save 1/2 cup of fruit for my overnight oats for the next morning.
1. Cherry Almond Overnight Oatmeal – 1/2 cup pitted cherries (fresh or frozen), 1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds (331 calories; 10.4 g fiber; 12.6 g protein)
2. Blueberry Cashew Overnight Oatmeal – 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 tablespoon toasted cashews (294 calories; 7.1 g fiber; 11.1 g protein)
3. Blackberry Pecan Overnight Oatmeal – 1/2 cup blackberries, 1 tablespoon toasted pecans (283 calories; 9.5 g fiber; 10.6 g protein)
4. Papaya Coconut Cashew Overnight Oatmeal – 1/2 cup diced papaya, 1 teaspoon toasted coconut flakes, 1 tablespoon toasted cashews (307 calories; 7.4 g fiber; 11.2 g protein)
5. Cantaloupe Hazelnut Overnight Oatmeal – 1/2 cup diced cantaloupe, 1 tablespoon hazelnuts (276 calories; 6.4 g fiber; 10.7 g protein)
6. Kiwi Coconut Cashew Overnight Oatmeal – 1/2 cup sliced kiwi, 1 teaspoon toasted coconut flakes, 1 tablespoon toasted cashews (313 calories; 8.1 g fiber; 11.6 g protein)
7. Peach Almond Overnight Oatmeal – 1/2 cup diced peaches, 1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds (273 calories; 7 g fiber; 11.1 g protein)
8. Cranberry Walnut Overnight Oatmeal – 1 tablespoon dried cranberries (add to oatmeal mixture and soak overnight to rehydrate), 1 tablespoon toasted walnuts (274 calories; 5.9 g fiber; 10.1 g protein)
9. Strawberry Pumpkin Seed Overnight Oatmeal – 1/2 cup chopped strawberries, 1 tablespoon toasted pumpkin seeds (353 calories; 10.5 g fiber; 15.2 g protein)
10. Pear Pistachio Overnight Oatmeal – 1/2 cup chopped pears, 1 tablespoon toasted pistachios (324 calories; 8.6 g fiber; 12.1 g protein)
11. Apple Pecan Overnight Oatmeal – 1/2 cup chopped apples, 1 tablespoon toasted pecans (285 calories; 7.2 g fiber; 9.8 g protein)
12. Raspberry Almond Overnight Oatmeal – 1/2 cup raspberries, 1 tablespoon toasted sliced almond (319 calories; 12.9 g fiber; 12.7 g protein)
13. Mango Coconut Macadamia Nut Overnight Oatmeal – 1/2 cup chopped mango, 1 teaspoon toasted coconut flakes, 1 tablespoon macadamia nuts (364 calories; 10.3 g fiber; 11.9 g protein)
14. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oatmeal– 1 teaspoon cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or other nut/seed butter), 1/2 cup sliced banana (371 calories; 8.4 g fiber; 13.7 g protein)
15. Date Pecan Overnight Oatmeal – 2 tablespoons chopped dates, 1 tablespoon toasted pecans (331 calories; 7.6 g fiber; 10.2 g protein)
16. Apricot Pistachio Overnight Oatmeal– 1/2 cup diced apricot, 1 tablespoon toasted pistachios (322 calories; 8 g fiber; 13 g protein)
17. Pumpkin, Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Seed Overnight Oatmeal – 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin spice, 1 tablespoon toasted pumpkin seeds (307 calories; 7.7 g fiber; 13.9 g protein)
18. Pineapple Macadamia Nut Overnight Oatmeal – 1/2 cup chopped pineapple, 1 tablespoon toasted macadamia nuts (307 calories; 6.9 g fiber; 10.1 g protein)
19. Banana Walnut Overnight Oatmeal – 1/2 cup sliced bananas, 1 tablespoon toasted walnuts (317 calories; 7.4 g fiber; 10.9 g protein)
20. Nectarine Hazelnut Overnight Oatmeal – 1/2 cup chopped nectarines, 1 tablespoon toasted hazelnuts (281 calories; 6.9 g fiber; 10.8 g protein)
I hope you enjoy these healthy overnight oatmeal recipes. What’s your favorite combination?
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