So for those of you who know me (and for those of you who can tell from my instagram feed) I LOVE oatmeal for breakfast. It's so quick and easy to make, and you can add virtually whatever toppings you want to it. Especially if I'm in a rush in the morning, it's so easy to grab a jar of overnight oats out of the fridge and be on my way. This gave me the inspiration to test out 5 days of overnight oats this past week, with hopes of getting to my class on time and still eating breakfast. I also documented my week on my instagram page @eat_everything_good, so check it out :)
I've already talked about my standard go-to fool-proof overnight oat recipe on the blog before, but I wanted to take it a step further this week and focus on flavors instead of just toppings. You can also check out my original overnight oats blog post to see the typical way I make them, and what I usually use to top them off with.
But for these past 5 days, I made oats that were all naturally sweetened, made with simple ingredients, and different flavors. Here's how it went:
Monday- Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
I topped it off in the next morning with chopped raw walnuts and unsweetened coconut flakes, and just like that, you have carrot cake for breakfast!
Tuesday- Raspberry Lemonade Overnight Oats
I've featured this one on my instagram before, so here's the recipe!
I topped this one off with some unsweetened coconut flakes and gogi berries!
Wednesday- Coccoa-Banana Overnight Oats
Because who doesn't love chocolate for breakfast?! I also am indecisive and love both bananas and strawberries paired with chocolate, so why not add all of it in and get your fruits with breakfast ;)
Thursday- Peach Cobbler
Okay, so this one is just a small step up form the others in difficulty, but that's just because it requires you microwave the peaches to make a peach compote. Maybe not the best one to grab from the fridge and head out the door if you're in a rush, but it's entirely worth the extra 5 minutes to prepare!
(If the mixture is on the thinner side and you would prefer it to be thicker, just add a tiny amount of cornstarch or arrowroot to thicken.)
I also topped it off with some orange and ginger Siggi's yogurt which went with the cinnamon and nutmeg really well.
Friday- PB&J Oats
- using an empty PB jar to make the oats in.
- melting 2 tbsp. of PB and swirling it in
I went for the second option and made the oats with all of the ingredients except for the peanut butter and jam, then topped it all off with the PB&J the next morning.
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