Healthy overnight oats are a morning savior for any day of the week. This peach and raspberry version is extra thick and creamy. More like a healthy pudding than a breakfast, these overnight oats are easy stress-free meal prep breakfasts that will make you think you’re eating dessert.
I’m sharing all of my overnight oats tips and tricks today so that you can master the art of breakfast meal prep. You never have to skip out on breakfast again!
What you need to know about healthy overnight oats
- Usually served chilled straight from the fridge. But nothing says you can’t fancy it up in a bowl with some sliced fruit.
- They last 5 days in the fridge ← Hello meal prep Sunday!
- They can be made in so many ways so that you will never get bored eating oats every day.
Healthy overnight oat customizations
What you’ll need to make the best overnight oats.
Oats: Of course these are the key component of the whole operation. The best oats to use are old fashioned. They provide the best texture. Instant and quick cooking oats are too fine and turn to mush as they sit overnight.
Chia Seeds: Most people class these as optional, but for me they are mandatory. They add so much to an overnight oats recipe. They’re full of fiber and healthy omega-3’s. Chia seeds are a big part of creating a pudding-like texture to overnight oats.
Milk: You can use soy milk, nut milk, coconut milk and even animal milk like cow or goat. In a pinch, you could use water, but just know that your oats won’t be as creamy.
Now that we’ve got the formula for overnight oats mapped out, let’s talk optional extras.
Sweeteners: We try and keep it minimal in our oats. Not wanting to spike our sugar levels first thing in the morning. So, maple syrup and honey are pretty much the only ones I use. Brown sugar is also a good alternative. Just apply with a light touch.
Fruit: In order to keep it all pretty healthy, I tend to add more fruit than sweetener. Fruit is especially welcome in the summer when it’s at it’s best. My favorite being… you guessed it… peach and raspberry.
Nut butters: For extra protein and creaminess you’ll want to be adding a spoonful of some natural almond or hazelnut butter. I only add nut butters in the winter and opt for a lighter version in the summer.
So now that you’re a pro with overnight oats, you can make enough to last you for the week. Overnight oats are a healthy, quick and easy way for you to make sure that you’re getting what you need first thing in the morning.
If you plan on making them in jars for the week, which I normally do, the best ones are these…
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Peach and Raspberry Healthy Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2/3 cup soy milk
- 2 Tbsp coconut cream
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- Teensy Pinch of salt
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 peach thinly sliced
- 1 Tbsp honey
- Add rolled oats soy milk, chia seeds and coconut cream into a bowl and whisk. Divide the mix between two jars and leave in the fridge overnight or at least 6 hours. Either scoop the oats into a bowl, use the jar and place the fruit on top and drizzle with the honey.