Sick of your usual overnight oat jars? These healthy overnight oat jar recipes are ones you've never seen before that are delicious, nutritious and easy to make!

Slow to rise in the morning or trying to eat healthier without spending hours in the kitchen? These 5 Healthy Overnight Oat Jars are made from wholesome ingredients that don’t skimp on flavor. Plus you won’t spend more than 5 minutes in the kitchen making them!

Slow to rise in the morning or trying to eat healthier without spending hours in the kitchen? These 5 Healthy Overnight Oat Jars are made from wholesome ingredients that don't skimp on flavor. Plus you won't spend more than 5 minutes in the kitchen making them!

What do oats remind you of? Your childhood? A health kick? A bland breakfast? I could say yes to all of the above at one point in my life. Oats have been in my life for as long as I can remember. They were one of my regular childhood breakfasts, I relied on them when I was first trying to eat healthier, and yes, I even thought of them as a bland breakfast from time to time. But today, I’m breaking all of those stereotypes. They are the perfect meal at any age, for a variety of healthy goals, and they are by no means bland! What I’ve learned about oats is that you have to keep them interesting. Can I get an amen?!

Oats are quite possibly the best ‘choose your own adventure’ meal. You can have them hot or cold, you can go savory or sweet, AND because they have a great balance of protein and fiber, they keep you fueled for hours after eating. I’ve been on the cold, overnight oats train for the past few years and while I’ve had moments I’ve jumped off, I always seem to come back to them. They are so easy to throw together at night and there are few things better than waking up to a breakfast that is ready to eat.

Having said that, it’s easy for me to get in a funk with flavors. I mean how many times have you seen me make this Almond Butter Chocolate Oat recipe in my What I Eat In a Day Videos? SO I’m super excited about these five new flavors that I’m willing to bet you haven’t tried before. Don’t worry, even though they may sound fancy, they’re about as simple as they can get. It’s all about mixing and matching favorite flavor combinations. More of an art than a science if you will.

For those of you new to overnight oats, I’ll start with the base. This “recipe” will take you places. Yes, I just put “recipe” in quotes because it’s so simple I hesitate to call it a recipe. From this base, you can create your mashup flavors.

Bob's Red Mill - the best oatmeal to use for your quick, easy and healthy overnight oat jars.

THE BASE OVERNIGHT OAT JAR RECIPE

1/2 a cup of Bob’s Red Mill Oats – go for gluten-free or regular organic, whichever one you need or prefer. I adore their steel-cut oats, but steel-cut unfortunately require stove top cooking or A LOT of soaking so make sure you use rolled oats. I use Bob’s Red Mill because I know they are great quality grains. All their grains are organic and come from non-GMO seeds and they’re 100% employee-owned.

3/4-1 cup non-dairy milk – I prefer almond or coconut, but skies the limit!

1 tsp ground flaxseeds or chia seeds – these are necessary to soak up any extra liquid that the oats don’t absorb

1 tbsp maple syrup – I prefer sweetening with maple syrup, but feel free to use any other liquid sweetener.

Have you heard of overnight oats? They're an easy, delicious and healthy breakfast that takes 2 minutes to make! I've teamed up with Bob's Red Mill to show you how to make overnight oat jars - 5 ways!

Now let’s learn to make it 5 ways!

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5 Healthy Overnight Oat Jars (That You Haven’t Tried Before!)

PREP TIME 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Yields 1 oat jar each     adjust servings

Ingredients

Basic Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4-1 cup of non-dairy milk*
  • 1 tsp of ground flaxseeds or chia seeds*
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (or other sweetener)

Matcha Overnight Oats

  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • toppings of choice: pomegranate seeds, crushed nuts, chocolate chips etc…

Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats

  • 3/4 cup chopped strawberries (frozen is fine)
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips or chopped chocolate

Orange Tahini Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 large orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp tahini

Sweet & Salty Snickers Overnight Oats

  • 1 tbsp chopped peanuts (or crunchy peanut butter)
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • pinch of sea salt

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 large apple, chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (divided)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

For the basic recipe:

  • Combine all ingredients in a jar or seal-proof bowl.
  • Let sit overnight or for at least 8 hours in refrigerator.
  • Eat! You can heat up or eat cold.

Matcha Overnight Oats

  • Stir in matcha powder to basic overnight oats recipe.
  • Let sit overnight or for at least 8 hours in refrigerator.
  • Top with toppings of choice (I like chocolate and pomegranate seeds!) and eat.

Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats

  • Add in strawberries and chocolate to basic overnight oats mix.
  • Let sit overnight or for at least 8 hours in refrigerator.
  • Eat! You can heat up or eat cold.

Orange Tahini Overnight Oats

  • Add in orange slices to basic overnight oats mix.
  • Let sit overnight or for at least 8 hours in refrigerator.
  • Drizzle with tahini and eat! You can heat up or eat cold.

Sweet & Salty Snickers Overnight Oats

  • Add in peanuts, chocolate chips and sea salt to basic overnight oats mix.
  • Let sit overnight or for at least 8 hours in refrigerator.
  • Eat! You can heat up or eat cold.

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

  • Add coconut oil to a small pan.
  • Stir in apples and cinnamon and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add apples to basic overnight oats mix.
  • Let sit overnight or for at least 8 hours in refrigerator.
  • Eat! You can heat up or eat cold.

by Davida @ The Healthy Maven

Notes

*If using ground flaxseeds use 3/4 cup of non-dairy milk or for chia seeds use 1 cup of non-dairy milk as chia seeds are more absorbent 

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This is a recipe for healthy overnight oat jars - 5 ways. This easy, delicious and simple breakfast can be made in less than 2 minutes with no cooking involved!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make THM possible!

What is your favorite overnight oat recipe? Have you tried any of these flavor combos?

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