Calling All Overnight Oats Lovers…

I. Love. Overnight. Oats. In case you didn’t already know that by checking out my Ode to Overnight Oats page 😉 I love their creamy, thick texture and the millions of flavor combos, from basic to exotic. I’ve recently been on an OO kick, maybe because it’s been soooooo hot lately. It’s the perfect breakfast for warm summer days, but I’ve also been enjoying them as an afternoon snack and even as dessert!

I was getting a little bored with my usual combos, so I started brainstorming. I’m pretty sure none of these flavor combos are my creation, but I did make up my own recipes for them, so that has to count for something, right 😛 ? If you love overnight oats, you’ve gotta try some of my latest variations. I liked all of them, but some of them I will definitely be repeating on a daily basis as much as possible!

Chocolate Cherry Oats

 I give these a 3 out of 5. I’m not a huge fan of cherries, but they really made these oats. I think I didn’t like this combo as much because I ran out of dark cocoa powder and had to use the regular. The regular kind has a weird, acidic kind of taste that I hate. These would be so much better with the dark cocoa powder! These were super-simple to make: 1/3 cup thick rolled oats mixed with a little water and a packet of Truvia, then I added a spoonful cocoa powder and in the morning I chopped up some fresh cherries and added them in.

Cake Batter Oats

 I’ve been on a mini cake batter kick recently so I actually had these the other day alongside one of my homemade cake batter waffles! I give these a 4 out of 5. They were pretty amazing, but not the best I’ve ever had. I made these using my usual basic ingredients (thick rolled oats, water, Truvia) and then added a spoonful of vanilla protein powder. In the morning, I dropped a few sprinkles on top. The vanilla protein powder really adds a cake-y taste without the actual cake.

Cookies & Cream Oats

 Oh wow. There are no words for this combo, except FREAKIN’ DELICIOUS! I wasn’t sure how these would turn out, but I was blown away by the amazing-ness. These are definitely more suited to snacktime (unless you like to eat cookies at breakfast!). Usual basic ingredients, and then I added in a crushed Whole Foods duplex sandwich cookie (my favorite cookie ever). These tasted like a decadent dessert, so definitely a 5 out of 5!

Banana Split Oats

 This flavor combo randomly came to me yesterday afternoon, so I decided to have it this morning for breakfast! This was also dessert-like, but definitely a good breakfast (since it has tons of fruit). Another 5 out of 5. Basic ingredients, with half a banana mashed in. This morning, I melted a few mini dark chocolate chip in the micro (I actually “stole” the chips from a Kashi granola bar 😉 )and added some frozen cherry slices and fresh pineapple chunks. Of course, I topped it with a cherry!

What are your favorite overnight or regular oats combos?

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3 thoughts on “Calling All Overnight Oats Lovers…

  1. I think the chocoate cherry one sounds so good, I love that combo. But I agree, this recipe calls for read dark cacao powder, not the regular stuff 😉
    I have never tried overnight oats, but on my oatmeal Im aaall about nutbutters and berries 😀

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