overnight oats
Overnight Oats Three Ways

I’ve learned a bit about myself since I started this blog. I like to make things that can easily be taken to work for breakfast or lunch. I like to put things in jars. I like to put oats and/or peanut butter in almost everything I make. I am obsessed with chocolate. If I can put oats, peanut butter and chocolate in something I will. I am addicted to pinterest and regularly get ideas from there for stuff to shove in my mouth or bring to work in a jar.

This recipe that’s not a recipe combines all of the above. Overnight Oats are a bit of an internet phenomenon and if you spend any time on pinterest or reading food related blogs it’s not going to be anything new to you. I generally make this with some stewed fruit, oats, almond milk, drizzle of honey and flaxseeds. It does get a bit boring though so I decided to experiment and yes, this post contains oats, peanut butter and chocolate all together in a jar which I took with me to eat for my breakfast.

On to the recipes (or instructions for assembly as there is no cooking involved!). Layer the following ingredients in this order in a jar of your choosing. I find old jam jars are perfect for this. These quantities are suggested – make it up according to your taste.

overnight oats

Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter and Chocolate

1 Tablespoon of Peanut Butter. As always use the proper stuff that’s made from peanuts only.
3 Heaped Tablespoons of Oats
1 Teaspoon of Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon of Cacao Nibs (optional)
Top up with milk of your choice (I use almond)
Add a little Maple Syrup to sweeten
Note: Tastes great served with banana!

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Overnight Oats with Almonds and Honey

1 Teaspoon of Honey
3 Heaped Tablespoons of Oats
1 Tablespoon of Flaked Almonds
1 Teaspoon of Cacao Nibs (optional)
Top up with Almond milk (or any other milk of your choice)
Note: This is great served with berries.

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Overnight Oats with Coconut

1 Tablespoon of Maple Syrup
1 Tablespoon of Dessicated or Flaked Coconut
3 Tablespoons of Oats
1 Heaped Tablespoon of Coconut or Vanilla Yoghurt – I used CoYo which is great alternative to dairy yoghurt.
Top up with Coconut Milk
Note: This is great served with pineapple.


Leave to rest overnight in the fridge. Grab in the morning, add a teaspoon of ground flax seeds and take to work or eat straight away. I don’t recommend adding the flax seeds overnight as they get quite gloopy. You can heat this in the microwave but it’s not needed, the oats will have softened overnight.

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