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Overnight Oats - my new fav breakfast (besides cookies of course!)

Monday, July 04, 2011


1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
2 tsp flax or chia seeds (ground)
1 small banana (mushed)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Combine all ingredients, cover, and put in fridge overnight. In the morning, stir then eat :)

When I took it out of the fridge this morning I added 2 tbsp peanut butter. It's meant to be eaten cold, but I popped it in the microwave for 30 seconds just to get the chill off. It was really yummy and kept me full for about 5 hours, which is amazing! I'm usually hungry every 2-3 hours!

Tomorrow I may throw in some nuts, or chocolate chips. The possibilities are endless!

How do you like your oatmeal?

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  • no profile photo CD7883345
    My fav. combination is

    1/4 cup oats (that varies)
    1/4 cup almond milk or soy milk
    1/4 cup frozen cherries (thawed)
    1 scoop of Sun Warrior vegan rice protein powder (vanilla or chocolate
    1 tbs cocoa powder
    shredded coconut or PB to tase, for garnish

    We have a special cake here in Germany, it's called "Schwarzwalder Kirsch" and it's made with cherries, a lot of cream, bisquit and cocoa. Theses oats taste just like that calorie bomb cake.

    YUM! Oh, I like my over nigth oats WARM, even in summer LOL!
    3506 days ago
  • REBELBLITZ
    Sounds terrific!
    3601 days ago
  • LIV2RIDE
    I love overnight oats. A lot of bloggers get into these and post a lot of different recipes. I love topping mine with fresh fruit and some walnuts. I usually don't put my banana in the mix overnight. I'll just put it on top with the other fruit.
    3672 days ago
  • NAPITOVSFAME
    We use half a cup of oats and half a cup of yogurt and let it sit overnight. Then we add flax seed, fruit, and a small amount of almonds. Its great to eat beore a race. It has real staying power.
    3672 days ago
  • WAXEDOUT
    Do you know if this would work with steel cut oats?

    3672 days ago
  • HALFFAST
    I've experimented with this a few different ways now and just thought I'd let you all know that no matter what added ingredients go in, they definitely taste better heated up for at least a minute before eating.
    3672 days ago
  • TEXAS_GRL
    Funny you posted this I have been reading a lot about overnight oats, just wasn't sure how to make it. Thanks for sharing and I will definitely be giving it a try. :)
    3673 days ago
  • SMYLEERED
    Sounds great...thanks, I'm going to try it.
    3676 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    THink I need to try this.
    3677 days ago
  • NATPLUMMER
    Yum!! I sometimes add some protein powder or PB2 (or both) to my oatmeal.
    3677 days ago
  • NYC_NATIVE
    This would be a GREAT pre-long run breakfast. Thanks for posting it!
    3677 days ago
  • RHONDALYN10
    Sounds great! I am a smoothie girl for breakfast but this would be a great lunch for me. Thanks for sharing!
    3677 days ago
  • YOURJONES
    I love making that for breakfast too! There's lots of variations you can try too! I make mine with almond milk too. Instead of mashed banana, I like to make banana soft serve, which is just frozen bananas blended in a food processor and put it on top. Great on a hot day!
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    3677 days ago
  • JLITT62
    I've been doing something similar for a long time. Since I don't enjoy it cold, I used to bake it a bit in my toaster oven. And now I'm just baking it in ramekins.
    3677 days ago
  • JMCADE
    Sounds great. I'm going to give it a try
    3677 days ago
  • HALFFAST
    At about 300 calories (before the "extras" that can be added), this really is not a large breakfast for as filling as it is. I generally eat Quaker Instant Oatmeal with a banana and some walnuts (and sometimes a tbsp or 2 of PB2) which is about 500-600 calories, and then I'm starving again after a couple hours!
    3677 days ago
  • PASTAFARIAN
    That it keeps you full shouldn't be surprising. That's not a small breakfast. The peanut butter alone is 190 calories. I entered the whole thing into the nutrition tracker and got 465 calories.

    Update: I just checked your nutrition tracker and I see you're using a low-cal PB. Just figured other people might want to keep this in mind when following the recipe.
    3677 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/4/2011 4:37:10 PM
  • QUILTINGQUE
    That sounds yummy. I'm going to try it tonight! Thanks
    3677 days ago
  • SHERYL_B
    Sounds like something to try!! Yum!
    3677 days ago
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