The Best Energizing Overnight Oats Recipe

There are a ton of great recipes out there for overnight oats, but this combination has got to be my favorite.

I especially love it warmed up – perfect for these chillier winter days. It’s also ideal for those of us who lead active lifestyles, and need something that provides plenty of energy to help us get through the day. Whip up this easy recipe at night, store it in the fridge, and in the morning it’s ready to be enjoyed.

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Not only does this combination of ingredients taste amazing, but it’s also so good for you. Rolled oats are high in protein and fiber, while the chia seeds are packed with antioxidants, fiber, protein, essential omega-3 fatty acids, and are known to provide a powerful dose of sustainable energy.  Bananas are rich with the electrolyte potassium, another great source of natural energy, and almonds (among their many benefits) can also help with energy production by providing necessary calories in small doses.

overnight oats recipe

Energizing Overnight Oats
makes 1 serving

1/3 cup organic rolled oats

1 cup almond milk

1 banana (sliced)

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tsp maple syrup

Add all ingredients to a 16 oz mason jar and mix together thoroughly, seal the jar tightly and let it sit in fridge overnight. Top with chopped almonds and brown sugar if desired — I also like to sprinkle a little bit of brown sugar on top!

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In the morning it will be ready to eat! It can be enjoyed cold but I prefer it warmed up.

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Mmm, gotta love oats! In fact, my go to recipe is chocolate oatmeal– it is to die for! I can’t remember the last time I didn’t have it,to be honest. This looks super simple, and would be amazing for making ahead of busy mornings!

P.s. if you want the recipe for chocolate oatmeal, it’s at this link: http://chitsandchatsandchocolate.blogspot.com/2014/06/chocolate-pudding-oatmeal.html

Looks like another great overnight oats recipe I will have to add to my routine! Thanks for sharing!

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Sabrina

Thanks! My go to is acai blended with frozen cherries, almond milk, bananas and blueberries :-D

Fantastic recipe – I love oats! I eat them every morning xo

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Alexandra
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Thanks so much for this recipe! One of my resolutions this year is to take better care of my body in ways such as eating breakfast in the morning. Overnight oats are a really quick and delicious recipe that make it easier for me to stick to my goal.

-Helen

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Oh yum! I would add a dash of cinnamon!

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Wow that looks delicious. Must give it a try. Many thanks.

This looks amazing! I’ll probably give it a go tonight actually. I’m always on the look out for quick, tasty, and super nutritious breakfast options.

xx Kathryn
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Just started making my own almond milk! My food processor is broken so until I get a new one I crush the almonds in a mortar. Takes a bit longer buty works great if you don’t have a food processor. Trying this tomorrow!

Christelle

I just bought everything this morning and actually the jar is in the fridge !
I’m always very hungry in the morning so I hope it will help me!
I’m gonna taste it tonight!

this is such a good way to make sure you eat breakfast in the morning…so easy to grab and go when you are running behind

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Brooke

In my fridge ready to go! wood

Just discovered overnight oats today! Thanks for the great recipe. I’ve just started a food blog so always looking for inspiration :) Check it out here:

Stephanie

Delicious! I am making this tonight (for tomorrow’s breakfast)!

Danielle

I just made this and it looks nothing like the picture at all. Am I supposed to cook the oats beforehand?

Danielle – No need to cook the oats, but you do need to allow the mixture to soak overnight, oats and all. Once it’s soaked, it’s good to go!