Overnight Oats - 3 Ways

March 27, 2017
Overnight Oats 3 Recipes
On my quest to stop eating sugar, I adopted overnight oats as my go to breakfast. I used to have a sweet tooth and I thought I wasn't going to be able to live without sugar but after a few months I stopped having cravings.

Being a foodie I eat first and foremost for pleasure. I need to enjoy what I eat otherwise I'm not satisfied. I won't feel full until I've tasted something that I really like. For instance, if I eat a meal that is not my cup of tea, I will need dessert. Now, there are two ways in which I feel satisfied by a meal:

1. I love the taste of it (even though sometimes it may not be the healthiest thing in the world, i.e. cheese, chocolate...)
2. Maybe I'm not crazy about the flavor but it's healthy, therefore I like it. I guess that has something to do with the subconscious... I feel so good after eating healthy food.

So since I started this sugar-free diet, I've been adding to my recipe box meals that are healthy and that I love the taste such as overnight oats.
Overnight Oats 3 Recipes
Overnight oats are a time saver. You prepare them before going to bed and you wake up to a pretty much served breakfast. You can even take them to work with you if you are on a hurry. Pour the overnight oats in a small glass mason jar and put it in your bag. So no excuses to have a proper breakfast!

Another advantage is that you can use your favorite fruit or nuts and mix them in any way you want. There's no right or wrong. They are very easy to make, all you have to do is start with the base recipe below and then add any ingredients you fancy. I've given you 3 options: apple, pumpkin and berries.
Pumpkin is my favorite because it's like pumpkin pie in a jar!

Overnight Oats - 3 Ways: Base recipe

1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup milk (any type: almond, soy...)
1/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
1 fair pinch salt
1 - 3 tsp honey

Add oats, milk, yogurt, salt and honey to a 16 oz. (500ml) jar or bowl. Then add the rest of the ingredients listed below depending on the flavor you want (don't add toppings until the next day). Stir, cover and refrigerate overnight.
Overnight Oats 3 Recipes
overnight oats oatmeal breakfast take-away mason jar

Overnight Oats - 3 Ways: Apple

1/2 cup chopped sweet apples
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp chopped pecans, for topping

overnight oats oatmeal breakfast take-away mason jar apple cinnamon walnuts

Overnight Oats - 3 Ways: Pumpkin

1/3 cup pumpkin
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp dried cranberries, for topping
1 tbsp raw unsalted pumpkin seeds, for topping

overnight oats oatmeal breakfast take-away mason jar pumpkin pie

Overnight Oats - 3 Ways: Berries

1/2 cup fresh berries such as strawberries (chopped), blueberries or raspberries
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

overnight oats oatmeal breakfast take-away mason jar strawberries cranberries
Adapted from Cooking Classy

Do you see food as a necessity or pleasure? How do you satisfy your cravings?

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  1. Everything looks amazing! Beautiful photos dear! xx
    Vesna - Home Chic Club

  2. These look so good, Christina! I love overnight oats as well - especially during the spring and summer time. It's just so cool and refreshing to get up to. Sometimes I'll even make some in the morning and then have for lunch if it's a really hot day.
    And I definitely eat for pleasure! Eating only because you have to must be so boring! I love food and I look forward to my meals :)


  3. Voy a tomar nota paso por paso para hacer esta receta , me gustan todos los ingredientes que empleas y los tarros de la fotografía tienen una pinta estupenda .
    Saludos Cristina

  4. I love overnight oats! These different ways of using them look so good! Thanks for sharing!


  5. Apples and pecans - YUM! I'll have to try that!!

    My approach to food varies a lot according to the day and to my energy and mood. I'm conscious that food is a source of comfort and habit for me (i.e. it's comforting to have a warm cup of coffee at work; I have a habit of snacking in front of the tv) so I've been working on finding healthier alternatives and it's quite fun!! I can usually satisfy a sweet craving with 1-2 squares of dark chocolate, or a snacky mood with lightly salted popcorn... a work in progress because it's not always perfect but it's okay!


  6. Yummy these look so good, I have always wanted to try overnight oats

  7. Mhmmmm looks delish :D

  8. Looks so refreshing!

  9. Yum! I always am so happy with myself when I take the time to prepare overnight oats at night. Next time, I'm going to try one of your recipes! The one with berroes looks amazing!

  10. I love overnight oats! Such an efficient and delicious way to prep your meals! Thanks for sharing these ideas, dear!

    xoxo from Napa Valley!


  11. So interesting and tasty ) Thanks for sharing!

  12. Thanks for the recipe, I will definitely try to make one!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

  13. This is just what I need! Every day I fail at healthy eating because I get so hangry that pricey, trashy convenience foods lure me in. I gave overnight oats a go before, and this has reinforced the smart idea; I think I might get it going again! I too, need to enjoy what I eat or what's the point? (my latest post is a recipe on something naughty, how ironic)


  14. Britt Correia x Gypsy SundayMarch 31, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    I've always wanted to try overnight oats! Loving this post, seems so simple.

    Check out my blog if you get a chance girl!

  15. Maria Jose Gomez VerduApril 2, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    nice pic ancd all looks great!!

  16. Ohh, I love the sound of that pumpkin one, and even the apply one! :) I bet they'll definitely feel you up, while leaving you satisfied and feeling good. Best combination, right??


  17. You know I used to love these but found i got very bloated with eating oats all the time and used gluten-free oats as well:(

  18. Your photos are fabulous and make these overnight oats in jars look so yummy!


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