Overnight Oats, 7 Ways

Tropical Oats

Overnight oats are a weekday warrior: the breakfast that’s ready when you are. Whether you like ’em sweet or savory, these 7 must-try combos make mornings mouthwatering.

The Basic Formula

For 1 serving: Combine ½ cup old-fashioned oats and a pinch of salt with ¾ cup liquid—any kind of milk, water or even coffee. If you like your oats thick, stir in chia seeds, reduce the liquid or swap in yogurt or ricotta for some of the liquid. Layer on or mix in add-ins. Cover and refrigerate overnight (at least 8 hours). Stir, heat through and top, if desired.

1. The Millennial

Combine oats with ¾ cup water. Refrigerate. Stir in chopped onion to taste, heat and arrange in a bowl with sliced avocado and cherry tomatoes. Top with a fried egg and a drizzle of Sriracha. 318 calories.

2. The Elvis

Combine oats with ¾ cup almond milk, 1 Tbsp. peanut butter and ½ sliced banana. Refrigerate. Top with crumbled bacon. 358 calories.

3. Pumpkin Cheesecake

Combine oats with ½ cup almond milk, ¼ cup ricotta and 2 Tbsp. pumpkin puree; stir in 1 Tbsp. maple syrup and ¼ tsp. vanilla. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Refrigerate. Top with graham cracker crumbs. 344 calories.

4. Tropical

Combine oats with ¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage, ¼ cup chopped pineapple, 1 Tbsp. chopped dried mango and 1½ tsp. each chia seeds and shredded coconut. Refrigerate. 281 calories.

5. Thai Peanut

Combine oats with ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage, 1 Tbsp. peanut butter, ½ tsp. curry powder and a splash of tamari. Refrigerate. Top with chopped cooked greens, tomatoes and cilantro. 297 calories.

6. Mocha

Combine oats with ½ cup milk, ¼ cup cooled coffee, 1 Tbsp. maple syrup, 1½ tsp. each chia seeds and cocoa powder, and ¼ tsp. vanilla. Refrigerate. Top with chopped walnuts and cacao nibs. 379 calories.

7. Cheddar-Scallion Black Bean

Combine oats with ½ cup milk, ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt, 2 Tbsp. each canned seasoned black beans and shredded Cheddar cheese and 1 minced scallion. Refrigerate. Top with chopped cilantro. 331 calories.

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