Overnight Oat Parfaits + 10 Topping Combos!

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Good Evening fellow food lovers!

It’s dinner-time in my house and i have a special recipe for you planners and perfectionists out there who are already planning for tomorrow long before today is even done. Here’s an idea…why not make breakfast tonight and have it fresh and ready so you can go about your morning ahead of the pack! Did i mention it’s also very nutritious, flavorful and will keep you full until lunch-time? Well its all the craze right now, so jump on this trend! Call it what you want a breakfast bowl, parfait or anything in between but in the world of quick and easy healthy breakfasts..its a toss-up between these overnight oats and the regal smoothie bowl which you can look up on the blog today because it is divine!

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These oats literally take less than five minutes to prepare from start to finish, require no cooking and the possibilities are endless for toppings but you won’t need to look any further for toppings because i have you covered with my top ten favorite flavor combinations for overnight oats. I’ve been developing & testing these combinations all week so you don’t have to. Grab one and go…for your next hike, walk or post-excercise treat. No need to fuss or rush to work or sending the kiddos off to school. Prep your bowls tonight and enjoy on the go manana! What is your favorite way to eat overnight oats? Let me know in the comments and enjoy breakkie!

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SERVINGS: 1

PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR OR OVERNIGHT

INGREDIENTS

#1 The Original

  • 1/2 cup quality old-fashioned oats (Do not use instant oats!)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt or your favorite flavor
  • 1/2 cup milk or almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 heaping tablespoon creamy peanut butter or almond butter

#2 Apple + Nut Butter

  • 1/2 cup quality old-fashioned oats (Do not use instant oats!)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup milk or almond milk
  • 1 heaping tablespoon creamy peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon quality ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup green apple, chopped
  • 1/8 cup slivered almonds or walnuts

#3 Raspberry Lime

  • 1/2 cup quality old-fashioned oats (Do not use instant oats!)
  • 1/2 cup key lime yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk or almond milk
  • 1 heaping tablespoon creamy peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon white chocolate chips (optional)

#4 Berry Chia Pudding

1/2 cup quality old-fashioned oats (Do not use instant oats!)

1/2 cup vanilla,blueberry, strawberry or mixed berry yogurt

1/2 cup milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon almond butter

1/4 cup whole blueberries or chopped strawberries

1 teaspoon cane sugar

DIRECTIONS

  • In a small bowl or mason jar, start by pouring in your oats, then add your yogurt and nut butter then milk and mix well. Now add your vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon and mix very well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or at least one hour. Once the oats have softened and absorbed all the liquid you can add a bit more milk if you desire and top with my amazing topping suggestions and enjoy cold!

THE COMBOS

Top each delicious bowl of yummy oats with these amazing topping combos.

*Feel free to drizzle your oats with a bit of honey if desired, please don’t over do it, a tiny bit goes a long way and too much will ruin your oats…always taste before adding additional sweetener!

*Feel free to increase your nutrients by adding some chai seeds to any overnight oats combinations before refrigerating!

* Taste great even an hour after refrigerating, if you want yours sooner and will keep up to two days refrigerated.

*For the following topping Combos use my original overnight oats above as a base!*

Raspberry & Apple

  • 1/4 cup chopped green apple + whole raspberries

Peanut Butter Apple

  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter + 1/4 cup chopped green apple & fold into oats before serving.

Strawberry & Apple

  • 1/4 cup chopped green apple + chopped strawberries

Blueberry Nut

  • 1/4 cup whole blueberries + 1 tablespoon creamy nut butter + 1/4 cup slivered almonds & fold into oats before serving.

Banapple

  • 1/4 cup chopped green apple + chopped fresh banana

Berrylicious

  • 1/8 cup chopped strawberries + whole blueberries + whole raspberries

Fruit & Grain

  • 1/4 cup chopped green apple + chopped strawberries + dried raisins and/or dried cranberries + slivered almonds + seeds (pumpkin, sunflower)

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