Dependable, grounding, satisfying, humble–these are the words I use to describe one of the simplest breakfast preps on the planet!
After this recipe you’ll have zero excuses not to level-up your breakfast prepping this week!
Simple Overnight Oats are as easy at it gets: no-cooking, just stir them up in one bowl and then they sit in the fridge till you’re ready to eat them. In fact “sitting in the fridge” is absolutely essential to making this recipe happen.
See, instead of cooking the rolled oats you’re going to let the unsweetened plant milk and the enzymes from a mashed ripe banana soften them for you overnight. What you’re left with is an ultra-creamy fruit-sweetened oatmeal that you can eat cold or opt to warm up during the chilly winter months.
This Simple Overnight Oats recipe hails directly from my Nutritarian Power Prep Program. But, guys, it was too good and too helpful for your journey to keep under wraps any longer.
Because even if you’re not ready to prep all the things, you can definitely start here.
In fact this one one of the very first areas I started prepping because with two young kiddos our mornings are super-hectic. One morning on a whim I served my kiddos some Simple Overnight Oats form my prep stash. Verdict? They loved them! So now we make one or two batches a week for their breakfasts.
The fun part is we can prep together, because this recipe requires no cooking or even chopping, it’s uber kid-friendly!
Simplicity at its Best
Probably the best part about Simple Overnight Oats is that they use ingredients that you likely already have on hand.
- unsweetened plant milk (I always use almond milk)
- rolled oats
- ripe banana
- raw chia seeds
- optional vanilla
I like to use white chia seeds because it gives an overall brighter color to the end product. But feel free to use whatever raw chia seeds you keep on hand.
Overnight Oats Play Well With Others!
Use this recipe as the perfect base that’s just dying to get “dressed up.”
My favorite toppings include:
- Nutritarian Apple Pie Filling
- Berry Bliss Sauce
- fresh berries
- fresh sliced apples
- raisins with cinnamon
- crushed raspberries
- banana slices with a sprinkle of Pecan Meal and cinnamon
Simple Overnight Oats
It only takes 5 simple ingredients to make these Simple Overnight Oats that are vegan, nutritarian, fruit-sweetened and perfect to prep ahead!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened plant milk (I prefer almond)
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tbsp. raw chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract or powder (optional)
In a medium mixing bowl mash the banana with a for or potato masher. If you're using the optional vanilla extract or vanilla powder add it in now and combine well.
Add the rolled oats, unsweetened plant milk and raw chia seeds. combine well with fork or spoon.
Place in fridge and allow at least 6 hours before eating.
Stores for up to 5 days in a glass Mason jar in the fridge.
I like eating mine after at least 12 hours in the fridge.
I cannot wait to see how you dress up these Simple Overnight Oats! If you give this recipe a try I’d love to know what you think–please leave a rating and comment below!