Easy Breakfast Meal Prep With Overnight Oats

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Introduction: Easy Breakfast Meal Prep With Overnight Oats

I always hated waking up extra early to have a decent breakfast. I started prep making several days worth of breakfast at once. I discovered overnight oats a while back and have been eating them regularly since. Most of the ingredients can be changed or swapped out for whatever you want keeping the oats fun and interesting every day.

Supplies

  • Mason Jar
  • Large Flake Oatmeal
  • Milk (Coconut or Almond Preferred)
  • Blueberries (optional)
  • Flax Seeds (optional)
  • Walnuts (optional
  • Maple Syrup (optional)

Step 1: Add the Oats

Measure out half to one cup of large flake oatmeal dry into a mason jar.

Step 2: Add Additional Ingredients

On top of the oatmeal you can add whatever you want. Fruit works really well to add flavour, I usually like to add a handful of blueberries. Additionally for a little extra substance, I usually add some walnuts and a scoop of chia or flax seeds.

Step 3: Fill With Milk

Once everything is in the jar you can pour in the milk. I usually use unsweetened coconut milk but you can use any milk you like, including dairy or almond. Stir the jar as you pour allowing the milk to get completely to the bottom. Fill the jar until the oats are completely covered.

Step 4: A Little Extra Flavour (optional)

This step may not be the healthiest part but I always like to add a splash of organic maple syrup. It gets poured on top and will slowly make its way through the whole jar adding a nice flavour.

Step 5: Refrigerate and Done

Once everything is added seal the jar and place it in the fridge. By morning the next day the oats will have soaked up the milk and breakfast is ready.

The overnight oats can be made up to five days ahead of time, making prep for the week easy to do in one night. This way you never have to get up early or miss breakfast again.

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    15 Comments

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    Randomona
    Randomona

    1 year ago

    Very simple and convenient! Thanks :)

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    logwolf
    logwolf

    1 year ago

    Do you eat this cold, or can you heat it? Never had cold oatmeal.

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    wcdove
    wcdove

    Reply 1 year ago

    I make mine in a soup cup with with a lid my recipe is oats,sugar, milk, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg and pop in microwave for 2min the next morning. better than McDonald's.

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    logwolf
    logwolf

    Reply 1 year ago

    That sounds good also. Always open to new simple recipes

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    Toolsthatbuild
    Toolsthatbuild

    Reply 1 year ago

    Absolutely better, there’s so many combinations you can do, I’ll have to try your recipe.

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    Toolsthatbuild
    Toolsthatbuild

    Reply 1 year ago

    You eat them cold straight from the jar. I didn’t think I would like cold oatmeal either but I highly recommend you try it.

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    logwolf
    logwolf

    Reply 1 year ago

    I'll give it a shot. Still sounds good. And convenient
    Thanks

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    rozzieozzie
    rozzieozzie

    1 year ago

    When I was working overnight shifts years ago i would make overnight oats in a large Tupperware container so I'd have several days worth. I'd put them in a smaller bowl with cover to bring to work and eat cold in summer or microwave a bit in winter. Good stuff, no matter what additions, but I'd usually add cinnamon and nutmeg.

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    AliciaJ1
    AliciaJ1

    Question 1 year ago on Step 5

    Do you only eat this cold?? can it be heated?

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    Toolsthatbuild
    Toolsthatbuild

    Answer 1 year ago

    You eat them cold straight from the jar, you could heat them if you wanted with the lid off but usually just cold.

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    carir
    carir

    1 year ago

    Where I live it's more than cold, so I would not eat it cold, but as long as you REMOVE the lid and ring from the mason jar, you can heat it in the microwave. Not removing everything metal will result in a disaster.

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    MaraCreates
    MaraCreates

    1 year ago

    Love overnight oats and the chopping board you are using is beautiful!

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    Toolsthatbuild
    Toolsthatbuild

    Reply 1 year ago

    They are my favorite breakfast! Thank you and may as well mention the cutting board is for sale.

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    Pavlo6666
    Pavlo6666

    1 year ago

    I've been aware of overnight oats. Never knew how to do it though. Thanks!

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    Toolsthatbuild
    Toolsthatbuild

    Reply 1 year ago

    No problem, hope you like them!