Breakfast. The most important meal of the day – or so we are told.

So make it something nourishing, delicious AND visually appealing and start your day off with a win.

Oats are nutritious and cheap, but they can also be dull.

Porridge is fine on a cold winter’s morning, but it’s not necessarily the most inspiring breakfast. Our overnight oats recipes change all that.

We’ve got a few ideas to liven up that staid old bowl of gloopy oats whilst also upping your protein intake and boosting the good things in your diet. After all, ‘we eat with our eyes’, so a pretty brekkie is a must to get you out of bed and ready to face the world.

We reckon our overnight oats recipes could be your new secret weapon to take on the day.

And if you missed it, here’s our Best Protein Powder Overnight Oats Recipe

Spiced Banana Bread Overnight Oats

Makes 1 very generous serve or 2 smaller portions.

Overnight oats recipes are ridiculously easy to make and this one is no exception.

We like to mix up batches and pour it straight into clean mason jars so that there’s a wholesome breakfast ready to eat – chilled and packaged – in the morning. All you need to do is decide on a topping!

Ingredients

1 cup Rolled Oats

2 Ripe Bananas

2 cups Milk – Oat, Soy, Almond, Coconut and Cow’s are all fine

1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (or perhaps this protein powder, if you prefer a plant-based option)

1 tbsp Chia Seedsif you’d like to know more about incredible, nutrient rich chia seeds, see here.

1 tbsp LSA Mix

1 1/2 tbsp – Almond Butter

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

Optional 1 tbsp Honey, Stevia or Maple Syrup

If you’d like to know more about plant-based protein powders, see here.

Instructions

  • Wash and dry a large jar.
  • Peel the bananas and mash in the jar with a fork.
  • Add all the wet ingredient and mix.
  • Add all the dry ingredients and mix.
  • Check for sweetness and add honey etc if you wish.
  • Refrigerate and leave to set overnight.
  • Top as you like in the morning – see suggestions below.

If you’d like to try making our Best Bliss Balls Recipe, see here.

Toppings

  • Nuts – chopped or whole/toasted or natural. Walnuts and pecans are particularly good on this breakfast and add vitamins and minerals as well as healthy Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Slices of fresh fruit – apple and pear work well with the flavours and up the vitamin and fibre content of this nourishing breakfast.

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Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Makes 1 very generous serve or 2 smaller portions.

Not all overnight oats recipes are created equal and this one is made extra creamy and luscious with the addition of Greek yoghurt at the soaking stage.

Ingredients

Oat Base

1 cup Rolled Oats

1 1/2 cups Milk – Oat, Soy, Almond, Coconut and Cow’s are all fine

1/2 cup Fat Free Greek Yoghurt

1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (or perhaps this protein powder, if you prefer a plant-based option)

1 tbsp Chia Seeds

1 tbsp LSA Mix

1 tbsp Maple Syrup (Honey or Stevia are OK, but the maple flavour if more authentic)

Apple Pie Topping

1/2 cup Diced Apple

3 tbsp Walnuts or Pecans, roasted and chopped

1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1 tbsp Maple Syrup (Honey or Stevia are OK, but the maple flavour if more authentic)

If you’d like to learn more about whey-based protein powders, see here.

Instructions

  • Place the rolled oats, vanilla protein powder, chia seeds and LSA mix in a bowl and stir.
  • Add the wet ingredients and mix.
  • Refrigerate and leave to set overnight.
  • Before eating, combine the diced apple, nuts, cinnamon and maple syrup in a bowl.
  • Remove the oat mix from the fridge and spoon in to a serving glass or bowl.
  • Top with the diced apple mix and enjoy.

Jaffa Overnight Oats – Chocolate & Orange

Makes 1 very generous serve or 2 smaller portions.

Our overnight oats recipes get all grown up with this surprisingly decadent twist on oats and milk!

more overnight oats recipes - jaffa-flavoured, chocolate and orange overnight oats.

Ingredients

1 cup Rolled Oats

2 cups Milk* – Oat, Soy, Almond, Coconut and Cow’s are all fine

*Increase the lusciousness by using 1 1/2 cup Milk & 1/2 cup Fat Free Greek Yoghurt

1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (or perhaps this protein powder, if you prefer a plant-based option)

1 tbsp Cacao Powder

1 tbsp Chia Seeds

1 Tbsp LSA Mix

1 Orange – Juice & Zest

Optional 1 tbsp Cacao Nibs or Dark Chocolate Chips (I won’t tell if you don’t!)

If you’d like to up your breakfast game further with our Best Protein Shake Recipe, see here.

Instructions

  • Place the rolled oats, chocolate protein powder, cacao powder, chia seeds, and LSA mix in a bowl and stir.
  • Add the wet ingredients, plus the orange zest and mix.
  • Refrigerate and leave to set overnight.

Toppings

If you really want to take this jaffa-inspired recipe and run with it, serve topped with segments of fresh orange and a grating of dark chocolate.

And if you’d like to read more about Bliss Balls – The Bite-Sized Protein Treat, see here.

So if you love porridge, keep eating it. But if you’d like to re-think your oats game, give our overnight oats recipes a go. We’re sure you’ll like them.

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