Healthy High Protein Overnight Oats is a quick and easy meal prep breakfast recipe!
Overnight oats are my favorite! There are so many different flavor combinations you can make and they are a hearty and nourishing breakfast option. I love sweetening my overnight oats with mashed banana, rather than adding sugar. The banana is naturally sweet, especially when you use a very spotty-brown banana. In addition to the sweetness of the banana, I added some vanilla protein powder into this oatmeal recipe.
This recipe is made with super simple ingredients! All you need is 5 main ingredients and then you can add on any toppings you desire.
What can I put on top of overnight oats?
- fruit of choice
- nut butter/seed butter
- nuts of choice
- cacao nibs
- unsweetened shredded coconut
- hemp seeds
- chia seeds
- ground flaxseeds
How long do overnight oats need to soak?
It's ideal to allow the oats to soak overnight in the fridge for about 12 hours. If you don't have the time to wait, let the oats soak for at least 4 hours.
A note about the protein powder for this recipe
I used vanilla whey protein powder from Whole Foods for this recipe. You can use whatever protein powder you would like. Just make sure you enjoy the taste of the powder that you use. Some protein powders can have a gritty or unpleasant taste. Obviously, if you don't like the taste of the protein powder you add in, the oatmeal won't taste good.
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High Protein Overnight Oats
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats, gluten free if necessary
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder
- ½ mashed spotty-brown banana
- ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk
- Add all ingredients into a small container.
- Place the lid on top of the container and ensure it's secure. Shake the mixture well.
- Put the container in the refrigerator and let it sit overnight.
- The next morning, top with desired toppings!
- This recipe makes one serving, but you can easily double, triple or quadruple it to prep your breakfast for the whole week!
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