GF Overnight Oats in a Recycled Jar

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Overnight Oats Recipes

Rolled oats are making a comeback and I love it! They’re healthy and filling, plus they don’t need to be your grandma’s boring version anymore. Overnight oats are the newest breakfast craze and I’m excited to share my own versions of this new and improved breakfast staple.

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. There is nothing better to me than getting up on a Saturday morning, brewing some coffee, frying up some bacon and making a batch of fluffy gluten free waffles smothered in warm maple syrup. The thought of breakfast is really what gets me up in the morning more so than my alarm clock. No kidding, I actually get excited about it. Friday night, before I go to sleep I think, “Tomorrow it’s waffle time!” Does this make my life sound a little pathetic? Possibly, but I will not apologize for my love of breakfast.

As I get older though, I find there is a need for restraint. My body no longer seems to think I need breakfast potatoes, three strips of bacon and a fried egg every morning as it did in my twenties. As a result, I try to limit my breakfast bliss to something a little healthier on weekdays and save my full on breakfast bonanza for the weekend.

Enter overnight oats, the savior of my weekday mornings. I have become a huge fan of overnight oats because you can create such a wide variety of flavors, plus all you have to do in the morning is pour them into a bowl! I didn’t have a Mason jar on hand when I started making my oatmeal creations so I decided to recycle a pickle jar and it ended up being perfect for the task. Just soak the jar in hot soapy water for about an hour and remove the labels and voila! you have the perfect overnight oats jar. The jar works well because it has a wide mouth and the lid seals well enough to shake the ingredients together before placing in the fridge. After all, why throw away a perfectly good jar when you can make something so delicious in it?

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with many different flavor combinations as I try to brighten my routine weekday mornings. I’m going to share my best concoctions with you below.

Chocolate Elvis Overnight Oats

Gluten Free Chocolate Overnight Oats

  • ½ cup of rolled oats (I use this kind: Bob’s Red Mill)
  • ½ cup of almond milk (or milk substitute of choice)
  • 1 TBSP of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana, chopped
  • 2 TBSPs of peanut butter (use the kind with just peanuts and salt)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 TBSP of pure maple syrup

Gluten Free Chocolate Overnight Oats

Directions (these apply to all recipes below as well)

  1. Place the oats in the bottom of your jar and layer the dry ingredients on top
  2. Next add all the wet ingredients, adding the milk last
  3. Seal the jar tightly and then shake all the ingredients together until well mixed
  4. Place in the fridge overnight and eat the next morning

 

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Gluten Free Apple Pie Overnight Oats

  • ½ cup of oats
  • ½ cup of almond milk
  • ½ apple, chopped
  • ¼ cup of walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP of pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice,/li>

Overnight oats recipes

Blueberry Pie Overnight Oats

Gluten Free Blueberry Overnight Oats

  • ½ cup of oats
  • ½ cup of almond milk
  • ½ cup of blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP of pure maple syrup

Gluten Free Blueberry Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

  • ½ cup of oats
  • ½ cup of almond milk
  • ¼ cup of canned pumpkin (make sure pumpkin is the only ingredient)
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp of nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp of cloves
  • ¼ tsp of ginger
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 TBSP of pure maple syrup

Gluten Free Overnight Oats

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