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Simplify Your Breakfast Routine With 11 Easy and Tasty Overnight Oats

If you aren't familiar with the sensation that is overnight oatmeal then I am here to tell you all about it.

So what exactly is overnight oats? Basically it is oatmeal paired with your choice of mix-ins and soaked in milk for a few hours, ideally overnight.  

The reason why it is such a hit is that it is extremely customizable, you can make it as healthy or as unhealthy as you want and saves you a lot of time during the morning rush.

Here's a recipe for the basic overnight oatmeal, once you get the hang of it, start experimenting with different flavors and toppings. If you need ideas, below is a list with 11 different types you can try.

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P.S. You don't have to make the oats in a jar, you can use any deep container/bowl with a lid.

1. Strawberry Shortcake

Turn a classic dessert into a healthy breakfast! The mix of greek yogurt, fresh berries and jam will make you forget that there is no shortcake in it and this is coming from a cake lover.

Recipe here

2. Banana Blueberry

Sweet and tart come together beautifully in this energy-boosting breakfast. It'll keep you feeling full while you power through your morning routine.

Recipe here

3. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie

Cookie dough for breakfast? You bet! The first layer of eggless and gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough upgrades this overnight oatmeal to a whole new level.

Recipe here

4. Tropical Overnight Oats

Brighten up your mornings with this tropical blend of Almond coconut milk, kiwi and pineapple.

Recipe here

5. Chocolate & Banana

Who says chocolate isn't part of healthy diet? The recipe calls for unsweetened cocoa, bananas, chia seeds and maple syrup so you can start your day with a protein packed, chocolatey meal, guilt-free!

Recipe here      

6. Flat Belly Oats

This breakfast-in-a-jar is not only tasty and easy to prepare, it also works wonders for your figure. This fiber and complex carb laden overnight oat will speed up your metabolism and help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Recipe here

Continue onto the next page for more mouth-watering flavors including cake batter.

7. Mocha Latte

Let's face it, some of us cannot function without coffee so what better way to start the day than with a power breakfast featuring our dear friend caffeine! Kick off your mornings with this delicious mocha latte overnight oatmeal.

Recipe here

8. Overnight Oat Parfait

Skip the typical yogurt and granola parfait (boring!) and opt for this almost-too-pretty-to-eat raspberry chocolate overnight oatmeal parfait.

Recipe here

9. Cake Batter

Now this is breakfast worth waking up for! Sprinkles optional, but guaranteed to add a little fun.

Recipe here

10. Berry and Peach

This is basically a cobbler revamped with a healthy and nutritious twist. Also, a very easy and quick way to get antioxidants, omega-3 and fibre all in a jar!

Recipe here

11. Raspberries and Cream

Step aside strawberry, Raspberry is the star of this creamy oat breakfast. This recipe calls for fresh raspberries, raspberry yogurt and jam along with some nutritious additions like chia seeds and coconut milk.

Recipe here

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