Mornings can be crazy for me sometimes. As much as I enjoy waking up early so I have the entire day ahead of me, I am still not really a morning person. I need a good five minutes of just laying in bed before I can even think about getting my day started.
It also seems like no matter how early I wake up, having time to make breakfast is a struggle. That’s where my love affair with overnight oats comes in. I spend five minutes the night before, mixing up whatever sounds good to me at that time into a mason jar, shaking it up, and putting in the fridge so the next morning breakfast is already made.
I usually have the same few base ingredients and then add the “mix-ins” based on what I have in the house. The recipe for this post is for a Coconut Almond overnight oat, that I personally think tastes like a biscotti. That biscotti flavor comes from the almond extract, but be careful when adding that because it’s very strong and a little goes a LONG way.
I have also been on a major coconut kick lately so the addition of unsweetened coconut flakes has made my taste buds oh so happy. I am also a major texture person, I really enjoy the added crunch of the slivered almonds.
In the morning you can eat the oats cold straight out of the fridge or you can heat them up. I like to add a splash of unsweetened almond milk and some fresh fruit in the morning, and just eat it cold straight out of the jar. It’s oh-so-delicious!
- 1/2 cup rolled oats regular or quick cook is fine
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk/dairy of choice
- 1/2 TBS slivered almonds
- 1 TBS unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp almond extract vanilla extract would work, but you will lose the biscotti flavor
- stevia , honey or any additional sweetener to taste
- Add all ingredients into a mason jar or tightly sealed container and shake well. Place in the refrigerator overnight (can be as little as 8 hours, but overnight is better). Add additional milk/dairy of choice in the morning if you want it a little creamier.
- This will stay in the fridge for up to 5 days, so feel free to make a few and eat them throughout the week.
- Nutritional info below is for the entire jar.