Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. You are advised to break your night-long fast with a nutritious and wholesome breakfast when you wake up in the morning.

‘Overnight Oats’ have and continue to be a rage among children, adults and the aged: all alike. Whether you’re a health and fitness freak, or simply enjoy delicious breakfasts, the overnight oat concept works for all.

All you’ve got to do is mix-in a couple of your favorite ingredients with the oats, and let it stand in the refrigerator over night. Most folk use a jar with a lid.

As a result of the added fruits, juices and other foods, the oats soften overnight and do not require cooking the following morning. What you’re left with is a delicious and ready-to-eat breakfast meal.

Here are 3 recipes you might want to try out:

Peanut Butter and Banana Oats: (Serves 2)

A popular mix and one that is very well liked among both adults as well as children is that of peanut butter and banana with oats. The oats and banana give you your fix of fiber while the peanut butter gives you the needed protein.

You’ll need:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/4th cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 cup of sweetened almond milk (whole milk if preferred)
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla and/or cinnamon to taste

Mash the banana into a pulp. Mix in all the other ingredients and ensure they are well mixed. Divide the mix into two air-tight jars and place them into the refrigerator overnight.

Chocolate Chia Pudding Oats: (Serves 2)

The pudding is popular among children for its ability to douse their cravings for chocolate in the morning. A quick fix, it uses peanut butter, whole coconut milk (dairy free), chia seeds and cocoa.

You’ll need:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp sweetener (honey, sugar, maple syrup to suit your liking)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ½ cup oats
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1.5 cups full-fat coconut milk

Mash the banana and mix in the cocoa and sweetener along with the water until it is a smooth paste. Throw in the chia seeds and continue to mix while you fold in the coconut milk and oats alternatively. Divide the mix into two airtight jars and store overnight. This can be had the next morning as it is, or by heating it in a saucepan.

Blueberry and Cashew Cream Oats: (Serves 2)

This creamy mix will give you the energy you require in the morning along with a pleasant aftertaste with every bite. The mix includes a banana-cashew cream that engulfs the slightly crunchy chia and flax seeds you will throw in along with the oats.

You’ll need:

For the oats

  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup oats
  • ¼ cups almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1tbps flaxseeds
  • sweetener as needed

For the banana-cashew cream:

  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 2 tbsp cashew nuts
  • 2-4 tbsp of water

To make the banana-cashew cream, simply blend all the ingredients in the mentioned list together until it has formed an even paste. Store it aside.

To fix the oats, grab a mixing bowl and mash the banana with a fork. Add in the chia seeds, the flax seeds and the sweetener while folding in the almond milk and stirring constantly until mixed well.

Divide the mix into two jars and top both servings with the banana-cashew cream you made previously. Allow this to rest in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours and consume the next morning.

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