Overnight Oats Recipe| Easy, Healthy Breakfast

 Since moving into my new place I have been on a mission to overhaul my diet and eat fresher, greener and leaner. I eat regularly with 3 meals and 2 snacks each day, but my breakfast and lunch were not the healthiest. They were more grab and go, think cereal bars and cup-a-soups.

However for the past few weeks I have been frantically researching recipes and have discovered two new breakfasts, one of which I’m going to share with you. This week I’m sharing a recipe that is super healthy, easy to make, and the perfect way to start the day… Overnight Oats

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Overnight oats are essentially oats soaked overnight  in any liquid you fancy! The most common mixture is 1/2 of oats, milk and yoghurt. There is absolutely no cooking required so it takes literally minutes to prepare and they are easy to grab as you run out of the door in the morning.
I was dubious at first as I imaged it would just be cold porridge… and who wants to eat that. But the magic with overnight oats is that they can be totally adapted to suit your taste. You can add ingredients the night before and allow them to soak in or just stick with topping your oats with the extra ingredients. Below I am sharing with you my current favourite flavour, but feel free to get creative!
My oats are peanut butter and banana flavoured. The below recipe makes quite a substantial portion but I do a lot of exercise so need it, but if you a more dormant or can’t stomach a big breakfast, try using 1/3 cup of oat,milk and yoghurt. Here’s the recipe;
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of skimmed milk
  • 1/2 cup of low fat natural/greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 mushed banana
  • 1/2 tbs organic peanut butter
All you do is mix all you ingredients together in a bowl. Cover with cling film and leave in the fridge over night. In the morning take them out of the fridge, give it a stir and add whichever toppings you fancy. I add the other half of my banana chopped banana and a small handful of walnuts.
 
This breakfast is guaranteed to see you right through till lunch!
Nutritional info for the oats without any topping- Calories- 365, Carbs- 55g, Fat 10g, Protein 17g.
 
What’s your favourite healthy breakfast? Have you ever tried overnight oats? If so what toppings a flavours do you prefer… give me some ideas!
 
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28 Comments Add yours

  1. Oooh, this sounds good! I sually make a smoothie that contains oats then night before but this sounds like it needs to be adsded too! I love peanut butter!

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  2. Ashly Rae says:

    great idea! peanut butter in porridge… why had I never thought of that?!

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  3. Am going to make that right now to take to work in the morning. Minus the peanut butter lol will try honey instead. X x

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  4. I love overnight oats!! I can't wait until it's a little warmer so I don't feel like I have to have a big toasty bowl of porridge to get me through! :)Rhiannon xxxTHE BARBELLE

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  5. Alice says:

    The cold porridge thing is exactly what puts me off… is it not just that texture?! I do want to try it though, think it would be great in the summer! x

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  6. Jo says:

    This sounds yummy, I am def going to give this a try. I'm bored with my usual breakfast and this looks super filling. Def not peanut butter tho, bleurgh, not a fan but thinking some fruity puree might work?

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  7. im going to have to give this a go! i tend to have pretty quick breakfasts too so this would work for me. My fave is sultana bran with chopped banana 🙂 xx

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  8. Shen says:

    I never have overnight oats but I love porridge for breakfast. Might go for overnights in the summer.xx

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  9. Limes Smiles says:

    I too found this recipe on Pinterest! I wanted to try it this week it seems so simple and easy :)IxxLimes&Smiles

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  10. Going to try this for breakfast tomorrow! And try your abs workout too. New follower, love your blog 🙂 xxhttp://www.sophie-denise.com

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  11. Ahh this looks amazing!! So want to try this now!! You asked on #bbloggers for me to check you out and I absolutely love your blog! Following!I'm at barbieandpie.blogspot.com

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  12. Meg says:

    this literally looks soooo yummy! going to make this tonight I think 🙂 I'm just about to post about my two month holiday health kick so hopefully this can work with that! xxxwww.megsbudgetboutique.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I've been meaning to make overnight oats for such a long time, but I've never got round to it. I adore warm oats in the morning, I'm not sure I'd enjoy them cold. One day, one day I'll get around to trying it!C x | gymbagsandgladrags.com

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  14. I've never put oats in my smoothie before but sounds like a good idea, especially for the summer 😀

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  15. Ooo these oats are so much more than porridge 😀 But the peanut butter is gorgeous xx

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  16. I know you enjoyed them! Going to try a little bit of honey myself I think. Thanks for the comment mum 😀 xx

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  17. Overnight oats are much more of a spring time breakfast, but are summer yummy 😀

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  18. It taste nothing like porridge which is surprising, I think it's because they aren't cooked. xx

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  19. Fruit puree would be perfect! I think it would makes them super yummy, may give it a go myself xx

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  20. It's perfect for quick breakfast 😀

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  21. You will love it if you like oats 😀 xx

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  22. It is super easy and simple, I know it off the top of my head it;s that simple xx

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  23. Thanks so much Sophie. Let me know how you get on xx

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  24. Thanks so much darling, it's great to know that people enjoy my blog xx

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  25. Ooo I can't wait to see you post darling! It will definitely help your diet, it keeps you full right through till lunch xx

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  26. You will enjoy them I'm sure! They are super creamy! If you don't like them cold you can always microwave them for a little while to take the cold off them xx

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