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Overnight Oats 3 Ways

Our week of recipes concludes on The Daily Connoisseur, with one of my favorite new breakfasts: overnight oats. Overnight oats consists of oatmeal, paired with a variety of mixings and toppings. It sits in your refrigerator overnight. Come morning, you have a delicious breakfast!

Overnight oats are to be eaten cold, you do not need to warm them up. They taste like a decadent pudding. I made the sour cherry kind for my mother this week and she loved them! I hope you enjoy them too.

I find that having a consistent base for overnight oats is helpful when coming up with new combinations.

Overnight Oats (base recipe)
serves 1

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of your choice)
1 Tbs chia seeds (I use Nutiva Organic Chia Seed)
1/4 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt (optional)
Sweetener of choice (honey, maple syrup, stevia, etc.)

Mix all ingredients in a mason jar, bowl or drinking glass. Sweeten, if desired.

Now that you have this base recipe, you can add any toppings you like.

In today's video, I share three flavor ideas with you: chocolate almond, sour cherry and blueberries & cream. If you are unable to see the video above, click here, look in the sidebar, or visit my YouTube channel.

Chocolate Almond Overnight Oats
Start with the base recipe (I sweeten this one with a tsp of honey). To that, add 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Rapunzel Pure Organic Cocoa Powder) and 1 heaping spoonful of almond butter. Top with chocolate chips and chopped almond, if desired.

Sour Cherry Overnight Oats

Start with the base recipe (I sweeten this one with Truvia or Sweet Leaf). Top with whole cherries (I use frozen ones). Garnish with a small dollop of sour cream (Crème fraîche works well here too, if you can find it!).

Blueberries & Cream Overnight Oats
Start with your base recipe (I sweeten this one with 1 tsp maple syrup). Add a small handful of blueberries. Add a touch of whole cream, if desired. Enjoy!

I hope you have enjoyed this week of cooking, and feel inspired to try some new recipes! Let me know how your overnight oats turn out in the comment section below, or by using the hashtag #MADAMECHIC


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martinealison said...


Merci pour le partage des recettes... Un excellent billet qui me donne l'eau à la bouche !

Gros bisous

Unknown said...

Excellent breakfast ideas, loved this video and would love a video with more easy to do breakfast ideas. Greetings from Switzerland

Ladylike said...

Hello Jennifer,
My mother is from Germany, and I spent part of my childhood there; so I know this dish as Muesli. What a great use for all the Mason jars and the bag of chia seeds that have been sitting around my kitchen! I had everything except the oats but didn't want to go to the store again. Then, I spotted the organic instant oats, to which my children have yet to warm up this season. I selected the flavor with the least sugar (blueberry). Where there is a will, there is a way! I am curious to see how my family will like this dish. I know my husband will love it. He is a health food nut.
Thank you,

Unknown said...

Had mine this morning and they were great! First time I've heard of these and am so thrilled to add variety to my breakfast. Thank you, Jennifer!

Kelly said...

I love overnight oats! My favourite is a carrot cake flavour; added to the base oats: 2 Tbspn finely grated carrot, 1 Tbspn chopped walnuts/pecans, vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup and a pinch of powered ginger to taste. So delicious and you get the goodness from a vegetable too!

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Maureen said...

I had the sour cherry overnight oats for breakfast this morning--what a filling breakfast!

I'm planning on using your base recipe to make pumpkin spice overnight oats later this week, adding pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spices, maple syrup, and topping with chopped pecans.

Thanks for the great idea.