Want to eat a tastier, homemade breakfast but worried you don’t have the time? Read on for a simple and seasonal breakfast you can throw together tonight to enjoy tomorrow.
I’ve been making overnight oats for a long time now. They’re so fast to make and you can enjoy them cold from the fridge or warm them up in the microwave while you’re making your morning coffee. Oh and if you ever have left over coffee, you can use that as part of the liquid in your next batch of overnight oats. Just keep it in mind.
Can I add more protein or fiber to overnight oats?
Absolutely! There are lots of ways and reasons for adding either protein, fiber, or both.
I like to make sure I’m never sacrificing flavor for substance. For example, a scoop of protein powder could be added to this mix. If that made it clumpy or too dry, add some additional liquid. Here are other ways you could add more protein.
- Silken tofu
- Flavorless or vanilla protein powder
- Milk with protein in it like soy or cow’s (for example, almond milk has very little protein)
- Hemp hearts
- Nuts such as almonds or pecans
It’s also easy to ramp up the fiber in your overnight oats. Fiber will help you stay fuller longer, it keeps your digestive track running smoothly and it may benefit your cholesterol levels as well. Here are other ways you can add fiber to your overnight oats.
- Adding additional fruit and leave on the peel if possible
- Mixing in a fiber powder (check your serving size first!!)
- Flax meal
- Chia seeds
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If you’re looking for another overnight oats recipe, try my tart and satisfying Cherry and Peanut Butter Overnight Oats. Or if you’re feeling nostalgic for your childhood, grab this Dirtcup Overnight Oats recipes.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats steel cut is fine too
- 1/2 cup milk/alternative of choice
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 2 tsp brown sugar packed
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp hemp hearts or flax meal
- 1 peach diced
- Combine all ingredients into a jar or container that has a lid.
- Stir everything together or have your kids shake the jar/container with the lid on.
- Place your container in the fridge overnight or for at least 3-4 hours.
- Enjoy cold or warm up in the microwave.
- These are incredibly versatile. Don’t let my suggestion of nut butter or milk/alternative make you feel like you can’t switch up the ingredients.
- Sometimes I add a splash of my coffee creamer or fresh milk right on top in the morning.
- Frozen and canned fruit works great. Don’t shy away from those power house shelf stable fruits!