I’ve never been quite the breakfast gal. I remember when I was growing upI hated breakfast food. My choices for breakfast were usually cereal or bagels. I hated eggs, pancakes, waffles, or scrambles, anything that was a common breakfast food. Even in high school I still wouldn’t eat breakfast. I would just wait until lunch. The only thing I loved was coffee. That’s what I would have every day before school, lol. Because coffee is life. But over the years, my taste buds changed and I’ve grown to enjoy more and more breakfast foods. It’s taken me a while, but I’ve finally found the breakfast foods I love.
For the past 3 years or so, I get on these food kicks. What I mean by that is, I eat certain breakfast foods for a period of time, literally every day for a week or weeks. Oatmeal has been one of those foods that I fell in love with and would eat for a period of time. Especially this last year, overnight oats have been my jam. I love being able to have breakfast prepared for me and ready to go when I wake up. Overnight oats are so easy, simple and can be made however you like! The number of flavors or add-ins that can be put in overnight oats is endless and oats are the perfect source of quick carbs after your hard workout, super nutritious! Another reason I love overnight oats is that I’m the sort of breakfast person that usually prefers sweet over savory. It’s very rare that I’ll have something savory, I mostly cling to oats, yogurt with berries or sometimes if I’m feeling extra, some homemade pancakes!
Anyways, back to overnight oats! We’re going to share a super simple recipe with you guys today but you could always alter your oats and add whatever you’d like, you don’t have to follow our recipe exactly.
Overnight Oats Recipe
- 1 cup of almond milk (nut milk of choice)
- 1/2 cup of gluten free steel cut oats (you can use whatever oats you prefer, this is just what I had on hand)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of maple syrup (you can add stevia, coconut sugar, sugar, etc)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 banana
- raw almond butter (any nut butter will work)
- Grab a mason jar or any kind of jar that has a lid.
- Throw your oats ingredients in! Oats, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir it up so it’s all well incorporated!
- Place in fridge, covered, overnight or about 2 hours (if you forgot to place it in overnight)
- In the morning, grab your oats, and then add your toppings, and voila overnight oats!
We hope you try this delicious and filling overnight oats recipe! Let us know if you do – xoxo!