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Berry and Apple Overnight Oats with Protein Powder

These easy overnight oats make a healthy and nutritious make-ahead breakfast, perfect for busy mornings when you are on the go. Made with simple pantry ingredients and customised with your favourite add-ins, they make a convenient and portable breakfast,lunchbox or after workout snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Setting Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, healthy, lunchbox, Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Servings: 2
Calories: 430kcal

Ingredients

  • cup rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • cup rice milk or almond milk, or other milk of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla vanilla bean paste or essence
  • 3-4 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup raspberries or other preferred berries
  • 1 apple grated, peel on. Use the extra juice from the grated apple or also add ¼ cup apple juice
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp currants

Optional

  • 1-2 tbsp vanilla protein powder optional. You may need an extra ¼ cup milk or some apple juice if using protein powder.

To serve

  • Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
  • Extra berries, or baked apples see below for more ideas!

Instructions

  • Add the oats, protein powder and chia seeds to a mason jar (at least a 2 cup capacity) or a medium sized bowl. Add the milk, vanilla, and maple syrup and stir.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (add an extra ¼ cup of milk or even apple juice if adding protein powder).
  • Stir the contents until they are combined. Place the lid on the jar (or cover the bowl) and leave in the fridge overnight, or for at least 3 hours.
  • The oats and chia will thicken and soak in the liquid to set. Top with Greek yoghurt (or coconut yoghurt for a vegan option) and extra berries or your favourite toppings. Serve either hot or cold.

Notes

  1. I use one whole grated apple and leave the peel on for extra fiber. Keep the excess juice from the apple after grating and add this to the oats too. A little apple juice (¼ cup) can also be added for flavour.
  2. To add extra protein, add your favourite protein powder, or add some Greek yoghurt, chia or flax seeds or a tablespoon of your favourite nut butter.
  3. Choose your oats based on the consistency you'd like. If you prefer a smoother oat with a milder flavour, choose rolled oats. They will soak up the liquid and make a smoother texture. If you like a chewier, more textural consistency, choose steel cut.
  4. Liquid is used to soak the oats overnight. You can use rice milk, soy milk or any other preferred milk of choice. Dairy milk can be used, although of course then the recipe won’t be vegan friendly. You can also use almond milk, hemp or soy milk, or coconut milk.
  5. For wetter oats, add a little more juice or milk. For thicker oats, add more oats of chia seeds. After experimenting with the quantities, you will be able to make your desired consistency every time!
  6. Store overnight oats in the fridge for 2-3 days, or freeze them in individual serves for up to 3 months. To thaw, leave overnight in the fridge, or at room temperature for an hour.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 3mg