Porridge: Overnight Oatmeal

Are you tired of the same old breakfast routine? Our Overnight Oatmeal recipe is here to rescue you from breakfast monotony! With endless flavor combinations from Banana Bread to Piña Colada, these oats are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients to power you through your day. Simply mix, refrigerate, and wake up to a delightful, ready-to-eat meal. Perfect for busy mornings or when you just want something quick and satisfying.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup yogurt or additional milk
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons sweetener
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fruit of choice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons nut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, or add-ins

Instructions

Start by gathering all your ingredients and a lidded container or mason jar. Combine the rolled oats, milk, yogurt (or additional milk), sweetener, salt, and your preferred fruit in the container or jar. Next, add the nut butter and chia seeds or any other add-ins you like. Put the lid on the container or jar and give it a good shake to mix all the ingredients well. Place the container in the refrigerator and leave it overnight. In the morning, take it out, give it a stir, and enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast! Serves 1.


Variations

Banana Bread: Add 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and
1 to 2 tablespoons crushed walnuts or pecans with the dry ingredients. Use sliced banana as your fruit of choice.

Blueberry: Use fresh or frozen blueberries
as the fruit. You can also use blueberry yogurt if you wish.

Carrot Cake: Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 2
to 3 tablespoons shredded carrot, and optional 1 tablespoon almond or coconut butter. You can also stir in a handful of raisins, shredded coconut, or chopped walnuts.

Chocolate Chip: Use vanilla yogurt or add
1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract. Stir in 3 to 4 teaspoons of chocolate chips, optional crushed walnuts, and a dash of cinnamon.

Cinnamon Apple: Add 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
or apple pie spice. Use diced apple as your fruit of choice and add 1 to 2 tablespoons raisins and some crushed walnuts.

High Protein: Stir 1 scoop of your favorite
protein powder into the base recipe. Add extra milk if needed.

Mint Chocolate Chip: Add 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract, depending on desired strength. Stir in 2 to 4 teaspoons mini chocolate chips.

Monkey Oats: Substitute mashed banana for
the yogurt. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons peanut butter and a handful of mini chocolate chips.

Nutella: Use your favorite brand of chocolate hazelnut spread as the nut butter. Add 1 tablespoons regular and 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder. Top with toasted hazelnuts.

Peanut Butter: Add 2 tablespoons peanut
butter to the recipe. Throw in a handful of mini chocolate chips.

Piña Colada: Use coconut yogurt and coconut
milk. Add a few drops pure vanilla extract and use diced pineapple as your fruit of choice.

Pumpkin Pie: Substitute canned pumpkin for
the yogurt. Add 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon and a few drops of pure vanilla extract.

Strawberry Shortcake: Use strawberry yogurt
and replace the milk with canned coconut milk or nondairy creamer. Use strawberries as your fruit of choice and stir in some strawberry jam at the end if desired. The same idea can be applied to raspberries, blackberries, peaches, or cherries.

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