Overnight Oats: The Easiest Breakfast You’ll Ever Make

Overnight Oats: The Easiest Breakfast You’ll Ever Make

That excuse of not having time for breakfast? Well| we don’t buy it u2014u00a0especially when overnight oats exist in the world. The basic recipe is simple: half a cup of oats plus half a cup of milk mixed together| then left covered in the refrigerator to sit overnight. By morning| there’s no excuse to skip breakfast| because a fiber- and protein-rich meal is already waiting for you. And because plain oats are just so boring| we suggest mixing in or topping with your favorite healthy additions.

Not sure where to start? Let the Instagram inspiration unfold!

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This bowl is a superfood topping explosion of muesli| figs| coconut| goji berries| hemp hearts| banana| and almond butter. A perfect way to break from the Internet.

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Two food trends might be better than one! This bowl contains the fiber-rich goodness of both chia pudding and overnight oats.

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Overnight oats mean less time cooking breakfast and more time reading the news. After pulling these oats from the fridge| the bowl was topped off with agave nectar| raw coconut| and trail mix.

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Mason jars + overnight oats = a busy girl’s best friend!

To make this antioxidant-rich concoction| combine half a cup oats with half a cup of milk; add one cup of frozen raspberries and a handful of almonds to the mix. Before going to bed| stick the jar in the fridge| and then grab it when you’re leaving for work the next day.

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Why not take your oats outside on a Summer day? Here’s the classic red| white| and blue combo of berries and banana.

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Overnight oats in a jar u2014u00a0oh my! Aside from the oats| this jar is filled with the goodness of chia| banana| raspberries| and pumpkin seeds.

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There’s no need to add sugar to your oats when you have the natural sweetness of bananas and blueberries. The added flaxseed also gives the dish a healthy dose of omega-3s.

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This bowl looks like a study in pastels: blueberries| sunflower seeds| and peanut butter round out the breakfast.

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A breakfast that has us envious: mango and nectarine smoothie| oats with peanut butter and berries| and danish rye bread with cheese and tomato. Let’s not forget the caffeine boost| either!

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Overnight oats get a parfait makeover with layers of mango and yogurt for a seasonal Summer treat.

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This bowl gets a major protein boost from a dollop of peanut butter.

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Well isn’t this just Summer in a bowl u2014 strawberries| almonds| dried raspberries| and a peach.

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This cup runneth over with the amazing delights of carrot cake overnight oats topped with coconut yogurt and walnuts.

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Who needs a latte when you have a bowl of coffee-charged overnight oats? Not this reader.

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We love this inventive spin on overnight oats that incorporates tahini| caramel| and dates.

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Take a trip to the tropics by adding pineapple and papaya to overnight oats.

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The kitchen sink of overnight oats: cinnamon| banana| berries| coconut peanut butter| and homemade granola.