I’m going to keep this post as simple as these overnight oats.
Basically, these oats are healthy yet delicious. They’re filling and will keep you satisfied til lunch, but won’t stuff you so much that you’ll feel queasy (as the 1 1/2 buttermilk waffles I ate for breakfast today did to me). They’re gluten free, dairy free, and added-sugar-free.
In fact, they’re the perfect recipe for college!
I’m starting to realize that next year I won’t have the luxury of a fully-stocked refrigerator or cabinet to pull ingredients from. Instead, I’ll most likely have a very sparsely-supplied mini fridge in my dorm containing no more than nut butter, milk, a few containers of yogurt, and a piece of fruit I absconded with from the Dining Hall.
Meaning, instead of having healthy pancakes or waffles for breakfast next year, as I have been during most of this year, I need to find some new ideas. Last week, I posted my recipe for a bacon, egg, and cheese omelet in a mug. Today, I decided to go with something that I can prepare in advance and doesn’t require any baking (even if it is just in the microwave!) I also wanted a recipe that was simple and didn’t include very many ingredients. My solution? 5 ingredient Almond Butter Overnight Oats!
All of the ingredients in this recipe are simple ones that will almost definitely find their way into my dorm room next year. Ie. Old fashioned oats, some kind of nut butter, all spice/cinnamon, almond milk, and banana. Plus, all you have to do to make this recipe is just stir together all the ingredients the night before and set the oats in the fridge. When you wake up, you can pull out your oats, top with a few blueberries or Chia seeds, and go!
You’ll never be late to class – or hungry during class – again!
Almond Butter Overnight Oats
- 1/2 c old fashioned oats
- 1 tbs almond butter
- 1/8 tsp all spice
- 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 banana
Add old fashioned oats, almond butter, all spice, mashed banana, and almond milk to a mason jar. Stir everything until completely combined. Let sit in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 serving)