Easy Chia Seed Overnight Oats Recipe

Easy Chia Seed Overnight Oats Recipe

In the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, it can feel pretty impossible to find the time to make a nutritious breakfast. But with this quick and easy chia seed overnight oats recipe, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast without sacrificing precious morning time. All you need to do is invest ten minutes of your evening in setting yourself up for success—you’ll be so thankful that you did when the morning comes! This recipe is perfect for hot summer days when no one wants to deal with a piping-hot breakfast. Read on for the full recipe.

overnight oats with banana and chia on wood table with oats and raw honey
Overnight oat layout with honey, chia seeds, and bananas

Let’s be honest; most Instant Oats aren’t that great

Instant oatmeal isn't a healthy breakfast alternative; often full of preservatives, sugar, and not-so-natural ingredients. While old-fashioned oats can sometimes take too long in the morning, or you forget about them, they explode over the pot you are cooking in.

The Ingredients You’ll Need

This recipe features Eastern Shore Honey and can be separated into individual servings and last up to a week in the fridge. This way, you’ll have breakfast ready for that busy week ahead; no need to plan. For this chia seed overnight oats recipe, you’ll need rolled oats, chia seeds, ground flaxseed (optional), our honey (or sweetener of choice), vanilla extract, and almond milk. You can also add any other toppings or mix-ins that you like—dried fruit, fresh berries, nut butter, shredded coconut, cinnamon…the possibilities are endless!

To prepare your overnight oats, combine all ingredients in a jar or bowl and give everything a good stir until combined. Cover your jar or bowl with a lid or plate and leave it in the fridge overnight (or at least 4 hours). When it’s time to eat your oats in the morning, remove them from the fridge and top them with any additional mix-ins that you’d like—fruit, nuts, nut butter…whatever strikes your fancy! Enjoy right away or pack them up and take them on the go.

How to Make Chia Overnight Oats

Making this recipe is so easy. All you need to do is follow these four steps:

  • Gather all of the ingredients you need to make this recipe.
  • Stir together and cover.
  • Leave in a jar overnight, allowing the oats to soak up all the liquid.
  • In the morning, add sliced bananas, peaches, or berries in season. Experiment.
Eastern Shore Overnight Oats on a blue napkin accompanied by raw honey in glass with honey dipper on wooden tabletop
Overnight oats with banana and honey

Bee Inspired and add something fun to your breakfast! This is a great recipe that you can tailor to however you like. At Bee Inspired, we encourage you to play with your food and make it in a way that fits your flavor profile.

  • Add blueberries or any other of your favorite berries.
  • Mix up the type of Eastern Shore honey you use. Orange blossom is terrific.
  • Don’t like homemade almond milk? Add your favorite plant-based milk instead!
  • Add a handful of your favorite chopped nuts for an extra helping of protein.

Enjoying Your Chia Seed Overnight Oats

When it comes to enjoying your overnight oats in the morning, there are no rules. This tasty treat is perfect for busy mornings when you don’t have much time but want something healthy to start your day. And because these oats are cold rather than hot, they’re great for summer days, too—no one wants to deal with a piping hot breakfast on a hot summer day! They’re also nutritious thanks to those mighty chia seeds, which have plenty of antioxidants, protein, and fiber—all essential nutrients for maintaining energy levels throughout the day. So why not give this simple yet delicious recipe a try today? You won’t regret it!

There’s no need to sacrifice your health just because you’re busy in the mornings—this quick and easy chia seed overnight oats recipe is perfect if you’re short on time but still want something nutritious before starting your day. With just 10 minutes of effort before bedtime (and some tasty mix-ins!), you can look forward to a great start tomorrow morning. This cold oat dish is perfect for hot summer days when no one wants to deal with a piping-hot breakfast! Give this tasty recipe a try today—you won’t regret it!

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