Overnight Oats is theeeee thing to do! You can make this however you want, even a few days ahead of time so you don’t’ have to scramble for breakfast when you’re in a hurry or try to figure out what to eat if you’re not a morning person. I tend to go for the standard cinnamon and banana for the most part but you can use fresh or dried fruit, nuts, seeds, ground flax, your favorite nut butter and even chocolate chips. I’ve been a huge fan of carob chips since I was a kid so I love those as they’re not too sweet with the very sweet banana in this version. When the banana sits over night it naturally sweetens the whole thing so you don’t really need much to sweeten it.
This whole thing is about 300 calories, no blood sugar spikes that will drop quick leaving you sluggish. It’s hearty enough to hold you to lunch. And I gotta say, with the warmer days… it’s very refreshing than piping hot oatmeal.
1/2 cup quick oats
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 small banana, sliced
1 tablespoon carob chips (or your favorite chocolate chips)
1/4 of a single serving stevia packet (or your choice of sugar)
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any other milk)
Combine everything together into a container with a lid. Refrigerate over night or at least 4-5 hours.
Holds well in the fridge up to 3 days.