Overnight Oat Recipes to Get you Through the Final Push

Ensuring that you get all the energy you need while eating college campus food can be rather tricky. This last month or so, there is positively no room for poor eating choices because you have to be doing your absolute best in order to finish the year strong. Overnight oats are super easy to do in your dorm and keep stored for a meal on the go or a fuel-filled breakfast. Here are some recipes you can try: 

 

SUPER EASY, BASIC OVERNIGHT OATS 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk whichever type you prefer
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • For serving, optional: fresh fruit, sliced or slivered almonds, other nuts or nut butters, etc.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Combine oats, milk, maple syrup and vanilla in a mason jar or bowl. Seal with a lid and shake to mix, or stir if using a bowl. (If making a larger batch, you can stir the ingredients together in a bowl.)

2. Refrigerate at least six hours and up to four days. Stir and add toppings right before serving.

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA OVERNIGHT OATS

INGREDIENTS

WET

  • 1/2 medium banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter, creamy
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt, plain
  • 3/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DRY

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. First, mash 1/2 banana in a large bowl. Then add the rest of the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
  2. Add in dry ingredients and mix again.
  3. Place in the refrigerator, covered, for at least two hours or overnight. Serve cold.

CHOCOLATE CHIA OVERNIGHT OATS

INGREDIENTS

DRY

  • 1 cup oats
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • pinch of salt

WET

  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. First, mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Then add wet ingredients and mix again.
  2. Place in the refrigerator, covered, for at least two hours or overnight. Serve cold.
  3. Top with greek yogurt and fresh strawberries.

BLUEBERRY MUFFIN OVERNIGHT OATS

INGREDIENTS

DRY

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, mashed with a fork
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (+more for topping!)
  • pinch of salt

WET

  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

 

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. First, mash 1/2 cup blueberries in a large bowl. Then add the rest of the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
    2. Add in dry ingredients and mix again.
    3. Place in the refrigerator, cover for at least two hours or overnight. Serve cold.
    4. Top with granola, lemon zest, and fresh blueberries.

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