Call it the food that gives you permission to sleep in. These easy overnight oats recipes practically prepare themselves as you sleep. Bonus? You’ll wake up to something extra delicious. Stock up on fresh fruit and a container of oats on your next Whole Foods Market run so you can make these five recipes. You might even find yourself waking up extra early just to dig into breakfast.
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Peach Pie Overnight Oats
Chia seeds thicken the texture, while ginger and cinnamon spice things up in this no-cook creation that tastes like summer. As its name might suggest, the overnight oat recipe also features seasonal, sweet peaches. Seek out peaches with evenly-textured skins and flesh that just barely gives in when you gently squeeze. (Note: The recipe calls for “raw” maple syrup, but pure maple syrup works just fine.)
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Cherry Chia Overnight Oats
Combine cherries, chia seeds and almond butter in this pretty parfait that takes just five minutes to build. So if your night is as crazy as you expect the next morning to be, you’ll still have time to assemble and enjoy!
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Blackberry Pie Overnight Oats
Why wait until after dinner to enjoy a taste of dessert? This beautifully layered breakfast is topped with a granola “crust” and features blackberries and Greek yogurt. It also has a bit of honey and maple syrup to balance out the savory qualities of the oats with some sweetness.
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Nectarines and Cream Overnight Oats
This recipe calls for old-fashioned oats, Greek yogurt, milk, honey and vanilla — so you can guarantee something creamy and sweet, with extra texture thanks to chia seeds. The single-serving breakfast calls for mixing the base together before bed, then adding cubed nectarines just before serving for a one-two punch of cool-creamy and juicy-fresh.
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Mango Turmeric Overnight Oats
Gluten-free rolled oats, a coconut milk beverage of your choice, ground ginger, cinnamon, turmeric and honey come together for a sweet breakfast with a little bit of kick. A mango purée is both mixed in with your oats and added as a topping for an extra Instagrammable meal. But it doesn’t stop there: Add toppings like almonds, chia seeds or raspberries, like in the photo above — or go for something else that excites you.
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