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Life can get really hectic, and most of us often don’t have time to cook a nice breakfast to start the day off right, especially through the work week. Bananas, granola bars, and meal replacement shakes are great in a pinch, but sometimes, you need something more hearty and filling. Overnight Oats are the perfect answer to your breakfast needs. Just combine the healthy ingredients in the following Decadent + Super Healthy Overnight Oat Recipes, let them sit in the refrigerator overnight, and they’ll be ready to eat in the morning. Soaking the oats overnight softens them as if they’d been cooked conventionally, so no cooking is required!
These recipes fit into pint sized mason jars, which are perfect for enjoying your breakfast on-the-go. I also like to use wide-mouth jars for ease of use. If you prefer warm oats, feel free to pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute. Some of these recipes are already vegan and are labeled as such, but even if the recipe contains some animal products like dairy milk or yogurt, it’s super easy to adapt any non-vegan overnight oats recipe to suit your dietary needs. Feel free to substitute any dairy products with your favorite non-dairy milk or vegan yogurt. Also, if you’re eating gluten free, remember to buy certified gluten free oats, since regular oats can be contaminated.
When eating healthy, people often complain they don’t have enough time to prepare healthy meals, but overnight oats are definitely the exception. It only takes about 15 minutes to make enough oats for a whole week, and with so many wonderful flavors to choose from, you’ll never get bored!
Smoothies are also a wonderful quick breakfast and snack option! Check out the following smoothie recipes to help you eat great for your most important meal of the day:
Incredibly Healthy + Delicious Overnight Oats Perfect for Breakfast On-the-Go
STRAWBERRIES + CREAM
This healthy recipe contains almond milk, strawberry jam, fresh strawberries, and vanilla yogurt, though it would also taste great with non-dairy yogurt for a plant based option.
From Living Well Mom | Strawberries + Cream Overnight Oats
MAPLE BROWN SUGAR [VEGAN]
No more morning hangry for you with this hearty recipe featuring the comforting flavors of maple, brown sugar, and cinnamon – it’s like a healthy cinnamon bun!
From Evolving Table | Maple Brown Sugar Overnight Oats
COLD BREW COFFEE [VEGAN]
Cold brew coffee is really popular right now, and you’ll find it at many coffee shops, grocery stores, and at chains like Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. In case you don’t know, cold brew coffee brewed in room temperature or cold water for 12 to 24 hours. Fans of cold brew coffee like it because it’s smoother, less acidic, and more aromatic. I’ve tried it and think it’s pretty good, but regular black hot coffee is still my beverage of choice. If you don’t have cold brew coffee, feel free to substitute regular. This recipe is also vegan as long as you use a vegan protein powder. You can find my favorite brand of protein powder for a great price at Thrive Market!
From Love + Zest | Cold Brew Coffee Overnight Oats
Do you enjoy the classic pairing of chocolate and coffee? Then, this overnight oat recipe is for you! I also like to throw in some cacao nibs for some healthy, chocolaty crunch. Replace the cocoa powder with cacao powder for added nutrients and antioxidants.
From Motion Mom | Café Mocha Overnight Oats
BIRTHDAY CAKE BATTER
Betcha thought you’d never get to enjoy birthday cake batter and still stick to your healthy diet, but you actually can with these overnight oats with super healthy chia seeds, protein rich Greek yogurt, and super fun rainbow sprinkles!
From Fit Foodie Finds | Birthday Cake Batter Overnight Oats
PEANUT BUTTER + CHOCOLATE [VEGAN]
Love peanut butter and chocolate together? Check out this overnight oat recipe that tastes just like a healthy peanut butter cup!
From VNutrition | Peanut Butter + Chocolate Vegan Overnight Oats
Here’s a healthy take on coconut cream pie – definitely one of my favorites! This recipe features coconut milk, toasted coconut flakes, and creamy coconut butter for an amazing sweet treat.
From Be Whole + Be You | Coconut Cream Overnight Oats
Here’s a healthier take on those crazy delicious (but also crazy fattening) Girl Scout cookies. If you’re following a strictly plant based diet, be sure not to add the non-dairy creamer, which may be suitable for those who are lactose intolerant, but does actually contain some milk-derived ingredients.
From Chocolate Covered Katie | Thin Mint Overnight Oats
LEMON POPPY SEED
Who doesn’t love lemon curd??? Lemon Poppy Seed Overnight Oats boast rich and creamy lemon curd, lemon zest, poppy seeds, and vanilla yogurt for a healthy treat sure to satisfy your lemon dessert cravings.
From Mother Thyme | Lemon Poppyseed Overnight Oats
Real carrot cake is a rich, high calorie dessert masquerading as sorta healthy with the addition of shredded carrots, but this Carrot Cake overnight oat recipe, really is good for you!
From Jar of Lemons | Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
We used to serve Tres Leches cake at a restaurant where I worked as a cook, and it was divine! Traditionally, dense vanilla cake is soaked in three kinds of milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream, for the most decadent treat you could imagine! These overnight oats contain almond milk and just 2 tablespoons each of evaporated and condensed milks for a slightly sinful treat that won’t wreck your diet.
From Isabel Eats | Tres Leches Overnight Oats
CHERRY VANILLA DARK CHOCOLATE
This recipe is so delicious you’ll never believe how incredibly healthy it is with antioxidant rich cherries and dark chocolate and chia and flax seeds for a hearty dose of Omega-3’s.
From Recipe Runner | Cherry Vanilla Dark Chocolate Overnight Oats
HIGH PROTEIN SNICKERS [VEGAN]
If you are looking for a healthier version of your favorite candy bar, you can’t go wrong with Snickers overnight oats. Satisfy your hunger with peanuts, protein powder, and caramel and chocolate sauces for sweet, salty, creamy trifecta.
From Big Man’s World | Healthy High Protein Snickers Overnight Oats
ALMOND JOY [VEGAN]
Here’s another candy bar version for chocolate, almond, and coconut lovers!
From Be Whole + Be You | Healthy Almond Joy Overnight Oats
These Decadent Overnight Oats are the perfect breakfast food or hearty snack to satisfy your sweet tooth the healthy way!
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