This Classic Overnight Oats recipe has been my go-to breakfast for a few years now and it just can’t be beat! It’s so simple, requires such minimal ingredients and you guessed it… perfect for meal prep. There is nothing that makes me happier than an easy meal prepped breakfast.
I like to add collagen to my oats for a complete post-workout breakfast. You can use regular protein or omit the protein all together, either way they will taste delicious!
One thing I love about oats is you can make them in a few ways:
- Stove top
- Overnight oats
- Microwaved oats
You can eat oatmeal cold or hot! I always prefer hot but that’s just my preference!
Toppings are the key to changing up your oatmeal and these are a few of my favorites:
- NUT BUTTER: Peanut butter, almond butter and cashew butter are my favorites.
- FRUIT: Blueberries, strawberries, bananas and apples are in my opinion the best when heated up so I usually stick to these!
- PROTEIN: Collagen or whey protein works great in oatmeal! By changing up the flavor protein you change up the entire flavor of the oatmeal which is great because then you’re never bored.
- SPICES: Cinnamon, apple pie spice, pumpkin spice, ginger, nutmeg, etc… A few spice combinations can make your oatmeal taste so different!
- OTHER: Chocolate chips (duh!), nuts, granola, chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin puree, apple sauce, egg whites, yogurt… the list goes on!
This Classic Overnight Oat recipe is so easy to prepare for the week and unbelievably delicious! I make 5 containers every Sunday and eat them everyday when I get to work. Out of all the breakfasts I’ve made and eaten throughout the years, this once is definitely one that I will never get tired of!
1/2C rolled oats
1 scoop collagen (I use ancient nutrition plain or vanilla)
A shake of cinnamon
About 1/2C almond milk or enough to just cover the oats
A dollop of nut butter as I’m prepping them
Fruit of choice – I like apples, bananas, blueberries or strawberries
Microwave for 1 minute when you’re ready to eat – that’s it!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
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