Getting settled into a healthy morning routine is no easy feat, and we all struggle to get in a filling and nutritious breakfast from time to time.
Take control of your mornings and save yourselves the A.M. stress with any one of these 10 easy overnight oatmeal recipes.
Because who doesn’t want to wake up to a warm, satisfying breakfast that’s already been made?
1. Banana Overnight Oats Recipe
This recipe’s so sinfully sweet, it tastes more like dessert than breakfast. Even better, it includes three potassium-rich bananas which have added health benefits such as naturally occurring tryptopha — which directly negates the effects of depression—and also pectin, which aids in promoting proper digestion. (Recipe from LauraFuentes.com)
2. Chai Steel-Cut Oats
This recipe’s a must for the chai tea lovers out there. The cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg come together to create a flavour that’s right on par with a freshly brewed cup of chai tea. Plus, the flaxseed is not only a great source for fibre and protein, but it’s also phenomenal for lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of liver disease. (Recipe from ThisHomemadeLife.com)
3. Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
This overnight oats recipe tastes great cold or hot right out the microwave. We’ll add this one will be an immediate favourite of applesauce fiends (I consider myself a member of such a group). Unsweetened applesauce also contains just 100 calories, and though it’s sugary, the sugar itself is naturally occurring fructose! (Recipe from MyFrugalAdventures.com)
4. Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
This recipe is easier to follow and put together than a literal PB&J sandwich. Plus, the peanut flour called for is 30 to 40 per cent protein, is gluten free, and has been shown to improve heart health. (Recipe from EatingBirdFood.com)
5. Black Forest Overnight Oats
This overnight oats creation is a true gift; it has all the tastes of a masterfully baked black forest cake, with much less of the negative unhealthiness that usually accompanies the consumption of a cake. If you’re a chocolate lover, this recipe is for you. (Recipe from WhatTheForkFoodBlog.com)
6. Overnight Flax Meal
The raspberries in this cup of overnight oats provide your body 54 per cent of your recommended daily vitamin C intake (per cup), and also contain flavonoids, which in layman’s terms might just make you smarter. All in all, overnight oatmeal recipes don’t get much easier or more satisfying than this one. (Recipe from The-Lowcarb-Diet.com)
7. Lemon Coconut Overnight Oats
Just an ounce of chia seeds — one of the core ingredients in this recipe — contains 10 grams of fibre, which is near half the recommended daily amount. We can all benefit from a high-fibre diet, which has been linked with weight management and helps maintain a healthy digestive tract. Also, the shredded coconut in this recipe contains a notable amount of iron — 1.79 of the 8 milligrams you’re recommended to consume daily. (Recipe from MyWholeFoodLife.com)
8. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats
Chocolate covered strawberries are good for the soul, and an immediate mood booster. The next time you know you’ve a tough day coming up, prep this recipe, and wake up to this delightful treat; your day might seem a little more manageable. (Recipe from OrganizeYourSelfSkinny.com)
9. Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats
If only all of us had the time to bake a fresh steaming tray of cinnamon rolls in the morning! Heck, most of us don’t even have the time to grab a cinnamon roll at the nearest bakery. It’s all good though; we’ve discovered an indispensable overnight oats recipe that has all that famous and dangerously scrumptious cinnamon roll taste, and is much healthier for you, too. (Recipe from LeCremeDeLaCrumb.com)
10. Double Chocolate Brownie Batter Oats
We’ve spent most of our time on these recipes going over the extensive slate of added health benefits from many of the overnight oats recipes ingredients; we can’t not end on a sweet note. Look no further; this brownie batter oats recipe will rock your world and leave you wondering why you waited until now to try it out! (Recipe from Chelseasmessyapron.com)