Overnight oats are perfect for a busy lifestyle especially when time in the morning is so limited. I am not much of a morning person so waking up early to make breakfast is rough. Also, we do not have a microwave and making oatmeal over the stove takes much longer than I have patience for in the morning. I’ve found overnight oats to be a great option.
I started to make overnight oats about a year ago when I started eating plant-based (Why I Became Vegan). My fiancé inspired me to find an easy meal he could just grab before heading to the airport. He complained about having to eat the airport food for breakfast which made me want to find something quick. I received a phone call shortly after he tried it and absolutely loved it. It’s now one of our grab and go meals that we have added to our weekly meal prep.
Blueberry pancakes is my food weakness but ‘Blueberry Pancake Overnight Oats’ satisfy that carving.
Although I would love to eat pancakes daily, I wouldn’t want to see what that would do to my body. The next best solution was to find a healthier option while still trying to trick myself that I am eating blueberry pancakes.
Overnight oats takes just a few ingredients that I like to put in an airtight glass jar. The steel cut oats, maple syrup, ground flax meal and cinnamon will soak overnight (or a few hours if desired). Pull out the jar in the morning and they will be ready to eat. I am not a fan of cold oats so I like to heat my oats up in the oven if I have time. Stirring in blueberries and almonds makes this grab & go breakfast so yummy and satisfying.
For meal prepping purposes, I will make 5 pre-made jars of steel cut oats, ground flax meal and cinnamon (the dry ingredients). Each night before bed, I will add in the maple syrup and almond milk into the jar for my next mornings breakfast.