1. Delicious Berry
PROTEIN: 8.5g CALORIES: 298
This is one of my old-time favorites overnight oats. The mix of juicy strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries remind me of summer mornings. It uses the base recipe with oat milk, but I normally add 1 teaspoon of honey to this to help with the fruit’s sharpness. You can easily make it vegan by swapping the honey for maple syrup.
2. Coffee & Walnuts
PROTEIN: 12g CALORIES: 365
Need a double dose of coffee to get going in the morning? Then, these coffee and walnuts overnight oats are perfect to start your day. I am not a great coffee lover myself (I actually don’t drink coffee at all!), but Dan loves coffee, and I made this special version just for him, and it’s his favorite.
He prefers oats soaked in almond milk with greek yogurt on top for a protein boost. If you want to make it vegan, just substitute Greek yogurt with coconut yogurt.
3. Apple Pie
PROTEIN: 13g CALORIES: 397
If you are in the mood for some autumn flavors, you should try this apple pie overnight oats recipe. It’s spicy, hearty, and delicious. I normally warm this up in the microwave in the morning, and the smell of cinnamon takes over the entire kitchen. It’s made with the base recipe, maple syrup, cinnamon (mixed with the oats before soaking them to give it time to infuse them), fresh apples, and pecans on top.
I normally add the apples on top for this recipe before warming them in the microwave. I don’t normally recommend heating the fruit, but warm apples make it smell and taste ever more like a homemade apple pie.
4. Indulgent Double Chocolate
PROTEIN: 15g CALORIES: 498
Ok, if you are in for a decadent treat for breakfast, this is the overnight oats recipe you want to try! I normally eat this at the weekends only. As much as I use my healthy vegan Nutella version to make this, a double dose of chocolate cannot be justified every day!
This chocolate overnight oat recipe is made with dark cocoa powder, oat milk (but you can use any milk you like), and maple syrup. Top it with some Nutella (use my recipe for a vegan, healthy option), coconut yogurt, and some crunchy toasted hazelnuts.
A mouth-watering combination to die for!
5. Peanut Butter
PROTEIN: 17g CALORIES: 478
A classic recipe: peanut butter overnight oats! If you love peanut butter, you are not going to be able to stop eating this. One word of warning: this version is super filling (and packed with protein). If you prep this in the morning, make sure to pack a light lunch!
I made this the other day and wasn’t hungry until 3:00 pm!
I normally avoid adding a sweetener in this recipe, as the peanut butter is flavorful enough and tends to take over. If you are craving some fresh fruit, you can add some banana slices, raspberries, or strawberries on top too!
This is also perfect as a vegan snack after a run or a gym workout (or home workout, because if you are like me, you probably don’t go to the gym!).
6. Tropical Feast
PROTEIN: 10g CALORIES: 346
My favorite summer version! I love how colorful this look. And it tastes awesome. I call it “Virgin piña colada overnight oats.” It’s made with coconut milk, coconut yogurt, banana, and mango slices.
I normally eat this cold in the summer, and because I never warm it up, I add half of the coconut yogurt in the oat base recipe to give it a sweeter and creamier texture. Summer breakfast, here I come!
Benefits of overnight oats
I hear you asking:
Are overnight oats healthy?
Their creamy texture makes them delicious, but are they actually good for you? You’ll be delighted to know that the answer is yes!
Oats are rich in fiber, plant-based protein, and B vitamins. They are 100% whole grains, which means they are not heavily processed like other types of cereals. They are low in sugar and can help to increase your metabolism.
Oats also contain a good amount of iron, which helps keep your muscle healthy. And the zinc contained in them can help to regulate hormone imbalance.