We know how important it is to start the day with a healthy breakfast, and we also know mornings can frequently be hectic. Having something available that doesn’t take much time (sorry, Pop Tarts don’t count!) can make a huge difference. We love the convenience, ease, and nutrition of Overnight Oats, and we love the taste, too!

When my boys went off to university, I sent them with a case of pre-made overnight oats (except the maple syrup and almond milk!). They really appreciated having the oats pre-measured in mason jars so that all they had to do was simply add their favourite milk and put it in the fridge. When they woke up, breakfast was ready!

This basic recipe gets an added dose of protein, minerals, plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, and fibre with the addition of hemp hearts and chia seeds. This recipe lends itself well to various toppings of fruit, seeds or nuts just prior to serving.

We would love to hear how you enjoy Overnight Oats and your favourite toppings and recipe variations.

Sue's Overnight Oats with nuts and an apple

Overnight Oats

3/4 cup large flake oats
3/4 cup milk of choice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon hemp hearts
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon maple syrup or sweetener of choice

Optional Toppings
seeds
nuts
dried fruit
fresh fruit
flax seeds
coconut

In a 500 ml Mason jar, add oats and other dry ingredients and mix well. Add milk, vanilla and maple syrup and mix well. Place in fridge. Will be ready in a few hours or overnight. Add toppings and enjoy!