I love overnight oats for breakfast!! They are easy, healthy & the flavor combinations are basically endless. As you can probably tell from the name, you make them the night before & in the morning you just grab and go! It’s a perfect way to get a healthy breakfast without much time.
Overnight oats are an ideal breakfast, depending on how you make them, because they cover all the macros: protien, carbs & fat. Oats are a great slow digesting carb, so they won’t spike your blood sugar & they can power you thru a workout or a long morning at work. I add protein powder to give the breakfast a boost and stay full longer. With the nut milk you get some good healthy fats and of course you can also add a drizzle of nut butter.
In this recipe I added some greens powder from Natural Citizen to give these overnight oats a superfood boost. You can’t ever have any greens in your day!!
As my regular readers know, I really enjoy breakfast. It’s my favorite meal of the whole day. I have tried almost every breakfast out there but had yet to try overnight oats because the idea of cold oatmeal just did not appeal to me. Let me tell you, overnight oats are NOTHING like cold oatmeal. They are so much better than I ever imagined and I’m kinda obsessed. This recipe is the perfect autumn breakfast!
Recently I was feeling creative in the kitchen and thinking up new things to try for breakfast. I wanted something easy that I could carry with me because I had a few early mornings followed by very busy days. I decided to throw together some overnight oats and give them a whirl and I am SO glad I did. I have been having this for breakfast everyday since last week!
These overnight oats have a boost of protein which combined with the complex carbs of the oats will keep you full and fueled for hours! The chia keeps is creamy and gives it a great texture. The best part is, you whip it up in less than 5 mins the night before, and in the morning you just grab it out of the fridge and go!
Cinnamon Apple Crisp Overnight Oats
1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
1 T chia seeds
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 small honey crisp apple, diced
Combine all DRY ingredients in a jar (I used a wide mouthed mason jar) and mix together. Then add in almond milk and apple pieces. You can add all the fruit or save half to top the oats with in the morning. Place in the fridge overnight. Enjoy in the morning with a spoon!
p.s. if you don’t like almond milk, you can use any milk of choice. Regular milk, soy milk, cashew milk… whichever milk you want!
Fat: 8 grams
Carbs: 49 grams
Protein: 20 grams
***The nutrition facts will vary depending on what kind of protein powder and milk you use.