Overnight Oats – A Lazy Girl’s Breakfast

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Mornings aren’t easy for me. I find myself hitting the snooze button at least 4 times each morning. I set my alarm for 7:14 (I like even numbers) and don’t usually get out of bed until 7:50. I have to leave the house at 8:10, that is if I want to be on time.

As you can imagine, my mornings are a frazzled mess.

Once I finally push myself to get out of bed, I turn into a tornado, running up and down the steps, trying to make myself presentable, dress, make my lunch for the day and hopefully grab something for breakfast. That breakfast is usually a sad lonely banana or a quickly made PB and J on an English Muffin or if I’m lucky, a green smoothie I prepped the night before. Even then,  Maggie and I are running out the door, our hearts pounding, hoping to make it to work only 5 minutes late.

Some days it feels like a terrible game that I play with myself. Just how long can I lie in bed this morning and still make it out of the house in time? I usually never win, I don’t know why I continue to play. Sigh.

This routine is not healthy in the least. I often forget half of my belongings that I need for the day. I deprive my body of a nutritional breakfast. And I miss any chance on getting in an early morning workout.But, this morning routine has been unbreakable to me for some time. No matter how early I go to bed, or how many pep talks I give myself the night before, I can’t force myself to just get up at a decent time.

In order to save myself from an anxiety attack and to give my body a chance at a healthy breakfast  I decided to try out these Overnight Oats that I’ve been hearing so much about.

So, I tried out three variations, Peanut Butter and Banana Oats, Blueberry, Vanilla, and Cream Oats, and Cinnamon Honey Apple Oats. I am in love with them all.

Overnight Oats has saved the day! (recipes below)

Try them out for yourself!

What you’ll need to start:

Individual jars with lids that screw on tight (I went all hipster and used mason jars, but used peanut butter jars or Jelly jars will work as well)

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Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

1/3 Oats

1/3 Almond Milk (or whatever milk you prefer)

1/4 Water

1.5 Tablespoons Peanut Butter

1 teaspoon Stevia (optional)

1 teaspoon flax-seed (optional)

1 Ripe Banana

Directions:

Combine the first 6 ingredients in jar. After sealing the lid, give the jar a good shake. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning add sliced banana. Enjoy hot or cold.

Blueberry, Vanilla, and Cream Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

1/3 cup Oats

1/3 cup Almond Milk (or whatever milk you prefer)

2 tablespoons Greek Yogurt

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoon flax-seed (optional)

handful of Blueberries

a dash of Cinnamon

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in jar.After sealing the lid, give the jar a good shake. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning add additional blueberries. Enjoy hot or cold.

Cinnamon Honey Apple Overnight Oats

1/3 cup Oats

1/3 cup Almond Milk (or whatever milk you prefer)

1/4 cup Water

2 tablespoons Honey

2 teaspoons Cinnamon

1 teaspoon flax-seed (optional)

1 Apple

Combine first 6 ingredients in jar plus HALF of the apple.After sealing the lid, give the jar a good shake. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning add remaining half of apple. Enjoy hot or cold.

Enjoy! May your bellies be satisfied and your mornings less frazzled!

xoxo Katie

 

  • I was addicted to ONO over the summer. My favorite was to layer oats, bananas, almond slices – oats – blueberries & raspberries – repeat until the jar was 3/4 full. I ate them for breakfast and lunch at work. 🙂

    • kwalshmac

      Oh yum! I’ll have to try that tomorrow, sounds really good!

  • I’m trying this tonight. I just washed my mason jars and am ready to go! I can’t wait until the morning to try this haha

    • kwalshmac

      I hope you liked it! Nothing like warm oatmeal on a snowy cold morning here in PA

  • hahahah it take me over a half hour to get out of bed in the morning as well! we are clearly supposed to be friends.

    • kwalshmac

      haha, yes I feel SO lazy about it but my bed is just too comfy!

  • I hear you about not wanting to get out of bed on workdays! My alarm’s set for 5 am … I crawl out sometime around 5:35 or 5:40 and leave at 6:10 to be at work by 7! Think I’m gonna have to make a few of these up next week!

  • I love overnight oats! I make them all the time… I love I can grab a jar and go! I just found you via Living in Yellow and I’m in love with your blog, already!

    • kwalshmac

      Yes, they are SO easy! I’m in love. Who knew oatmeal could be so FUN! And thank you new friend!

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