Easy Overnight Oats Recipe with Blueberries, Pecans and Flax Seeds

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I have been working out almost every day for the last several months and you know what I have come to realize?  Exercise makes me hungry.  Not just a tad bit hungry, either.  We are talking ‘get out of my way and let me into the pantry’ type of hunger.  Since I don’t always make good eating decisions when hungry (HELLO, package of chocolate cookies!) I am trying to make sure the meals I eat will keep me filled up for while.  Breakfast is my favorite meal and the last time I was at Kroger I picked up a canister of Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats so I could make this easy overnight oats recipe.  If you love oatmeal and getting creative with flavors, Quaker® Oats has a project for you!

Easy Overnight Oats Recipe with Quaker Oats

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Easy Overnight Oats Recipe

This easy overnight oats recipe is so simple anyone can make it.  There is NO cooking involved, which is awesome for incredibly busy moms who have way too many things to do in the morning.  You can make these overnight oats with any dairy or non dairy beverage.  I chose almond milk and added a little maple syrup to sweeten it a bit.

Healthy Oatmeal Recipes and Easy Overnight Oats Recipe

I like to soak the oats overnight in a sealed mason jar.  Mainly because I just know that my teenagers would dump over an open bowl in the fridge in their haste to get to their next snack.  After soaking overnight, just dump into a bowl, add your ‘mix ins’ and enjoy!

Easy Overnight Oats Recipes

You can add all sorts of delicious and healthy ingredients to this easy overnight oats recipe.  I chose blueberries since they are my all time favorite fruit and added pecans since I have tons of them left over from holiday baking.  I also added a sprinkle of ground flax seed meal which gives the oatmeal a nice, nutty flavor.  There are so many combinations of flavors to choose from that the possibilities are endless!

Easy Overnight Oats Recipe with Blueberries, Pecans and Flax Seeds

Easy Overnight Oats Recipe

with Blueberries, Pecans and Flax Seeds

Yields 1 serving

Easy Overnight Oats Recipe with Blueberries, Pecans and Flax Seeds

This easy overnight oats recipe is easy to make and makes a hearty breakfast solution for busy mornings.

10 hrPrep Time

10 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup
  • 2 to 3 TBSP fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 TBSP flax seed meal
  • 2 to 3 TBSP chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. In a jar with a lid, combine the Quaker® Oats, almond milk and maple syrup. Stir with a spoon, put on the lid and refrigerate overnight
  2. In the morning, stir the oats, pour them into a bowl, and top with blueberries, flax seed meal and chopped pecans.
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If you want to try out this easy overnight oats recipe, head over to your favorite Kroger store and grab them in the hot cereal section.  Then, don’t forget to create your own best bowl recipe and enter the contest.

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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician with two teens, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She has a BS in Microbiology but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging full time. She currently deals with emotional teens, suburban politics, and middle aged metabolism while sharing her opinions in an honest and down to earth fashion on her blog.

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Comments

  1. My wife and I have been trying to eat healthier, so this idea may help a lot. Some of the diets my wife has been looking at include flax seed more often than not.
  2. Kelsey Apley says:
    I love overnight oats! YOur recipe sounds delicious, gonna try it, the pecans sound amazing!
  3. I love oatmeal. it is so good. We grew up on it as a child and both my brother and I still love it. Your recipe looks awesome too.
  4. I really love the idea of the overnight oats, that way you can just grab and go in the morning. I really need to start having a few jars of these in the fridge. Great idea. #client
  5. This is such an easy idea, I have to buy some mason jars. There are so many recipes out there to make life more prepared with good foods using mason jars! My middle loves oatmeal so this would be perfect for him!
  6. This looks good. I've only ever had hot oatmeal, though, so this intrigues me, lol. Have you ever tried adding dried fruits to it the night before?
  7. I added black walnuts mmmmm

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