Overnight Breakfast Obsession

God bless refrigerators.

Some of you might know how much I love overnight oats (<— I need to update that recipe a little!), but in the past couple years I’ve discovered some other overnight breakfasts that are making me dance before I’m fully cognizant in the morning.

Not only are these breakfasts delicious (thanks to the breakfast trifecta), but they require little to no effort in the morning when you’re running late so ready to eat breakfast. Here’s a look at some of the overnight breakfasts I’ve been loving lately.

“Banana Pudding for Breakfast” via Yeah…Imma Eat That

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One of the most ingenious and impressive-looking breakfasts ever. It’s basically a peanut butter oatmeal cookie – yogurt parfait. Praaaaise.

Next up is this banana bread “custard” oatmeal, inspired by The Big Man’s World.

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Get this: You cook oatmeal on the stovetop the night before, and you add a whole egg and some coconut flour to make it the most doughy, fluffy oatmeal ever. Then you chill it in the fridge overnight, which makes it this dense, cake-like dish.

The night before, I cooked 1/2 c. rolled oats in 1/2 c. water and 1/2 c. milk. Then I stirred in half a very ripe banana, 1 tbsp. coconut flour, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, a pinch of salt, and a drizzle of honey. Once it was thickened, I turned off the heat and whisked in a whole egg.

Optional: eat with a side of plain Greek yogurt for some more texture and creamy dreaminess.

Last one is something you’ve often seen: overnight oat smoothies, inspired by Kath Eats.

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This is what I ate this morning, and it was the most luscious smoothie ever. I’m sad it’s gone.

In the blender last night:

  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/3 c. oats
  • 1/3 c. plain greek yogurt
  • cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1-2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • pinch of salt

Pop it in the fridge. Then in the morning, add half a frozen banana and half a frozen peach (~1.5 c. frozen fruit total). Add more milk as needed to blend your concoction into a magical cloud of peachy, peanut buttery goodness.

The chia seeds and frozen fruit MAKE this smoothie.

I’m done fan-girling over my breakfasts.

(for today.)

Now onto Weekly Moves and Grooves! I’m still keeping workouts low-key and feeling pretty awesome. I’ve loved working on mobility and skills such as handstands this summer.

weekly moves and grooves

  • Friday: handstands and mobility in the hotel
  • Saturday: Rest
  • Sunday: Rest
  • Monday: 8 minute abs
  • Tuesday: 45 minute yoga
  • Wednesday: 1 mile walk, (probably too many) air squats and other bodyweight leg exercises, handstands
  • Thursday: Rest

Today is my last day at my physical therapy internship! It’s been an amazing learning experience, and I’m grateful for the people with whom I’ve worked.

Tomorrow starts early for Dad and I, since we’re driving up to Ontariooooo. It’s been a hot minute since we visited our relatives in Canada, so I’m stoked!

Happy Friday! Let your hair loose, let your foot loose, don’t let your dog loose.

So tell me:

Do you like overnight breakfasts? Any favorites?

How did you move this week?

What are you doing this weekend?

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24 thoughts on “Overnight Breakfast Obsession

  1. I really like overnight oats too! I had my first ever oatmeal smoothie this week, the chocolate version by Amanda. HEAVEN! When I cook oatmeal I mostly whisk an egg in there too, it’s perfect! Haven’t tried to add coconut flour but will do so soon 🙂

  2. The day I tried overnights oats, I felt a massive life shift happening before my eyes ;). However I have not had overnight oats in SOOOO long and I need to get back to it! The one you mention with the egg and coconut flour sounds divine.
    Just out of curiosity, do you think you will ever do an updated post on your ‘hormone balancing’/slowing down on exercise journey? I have found your honesty and commitment to doing what is right for YOUR body very uplifting and inspiring, and would love to know how you are doing!

  3. Yay! You just made me so happy because I am obsessed with overnight stuff, especially overnight oats! I cant wait to try these! I’ve seen the overnight oat smoothie thing a few times and I’ve meant to look into it but haven’t had the time. 😀 One of my favorite overnight oat recipes so far is Julie’s chocolate almond butter overnight oats: http://www.pbfingers.com/2015/04/30/three-breakfast-ideas-for-chocolate-lovers/

    My sister had to go to PT for an injury, and she had the nicest intern working with her, and she didn’t know until after her last day that she was done. She wanted to give her a thank you card, so she had to get creative about trying to get it to her. Anyway, I can just imagine the same thing happening with you, and that’s what I thought of when you said it was your last day as an intern.

    This week I’ve done some different Tone It Up workouts, and I love how they don’t take a lot of time, but they are challenging (at least for me!). Do you have any yoga recommendations? I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve done so far, but I haven’t done much.

    I don’t think I’m doing anything much this weekend…at least nothing planned anyway. =D Have fun in Canada!

    • That reminds me that I want to try Julie’s peanut butter overnight oats (it has even more peanut buttery goodness than my recipe does!).
      I’m glad your sister had a good experience with PT. That’s very encouraging for me!
      Fightmaster Yoga on YouTube and eFit30 videos are my favorite 🙂

      • Don’t kill me, but I’m not a fan of pb in things. On a spoon, or any other way plain, I like it, but in cookies, oatmeal, candies – you name it, I am not a big fan. So I haven’t ever tried Julies pb overnight oats recipe. 😀 But since I’m an almond butter girl, I love the almond butter one. 🙂 Do you think it would be a crime to sub almond butter for the pb in yours? Thanks for the Yoga recommendations! I will check those out!

  4. You HAVE to try my overnight oats recipe! It’s almost like the one you said because it’s SO THICK and perfect! I love adding nut butter to it and you can do so much with it. It’s nice to have breakfast practically made when you wake up 🙂

  5. Breakfast is my FAVORITE meal of the day. I seriously go to bed looking forward to waking up and having my cup of coffee and breakfast. I think it’s the routine of the morning that I just love 🙂

  6. I’m so glad you enjoyed your PT internship! This weekend, I’m getting to know my residents who’ve been moving in for the past few days- yippee! And that banana pudding breakfast looks incredible- checking it out now.

  7. I want to try overnight oats but the idea of prepping breakfast the night before seems way beyond my planning capacity. Plus why does everyone want to put bananas in all these otherwise-delicious-looking breakfasts? Bananas are most vile of fruits and they emit such an unpleasant odor. I don’t get it, I just don’t, with all the bananas everywhere. Like, I’m glad to be on wordpress but EVERYone here is just obsessed with bananas. It’s like a weird banana cult. Bleck. Anyway your workout schedule is kickass, and weekends should always be for rest.

    • It really takes only 5-10 minutes (depending on how spread out your ingredients are and how meticulous you are with everything)! I’m sorry that you don’t love bananas as much as I do, but you can easily replace it with other sweet fruits like mangos, peaches, ripe berries, or even apples! If it makes you feel a little less left out, I really don’t like chocolate… 🙂

      • WHAT ??! turns out we have NOTHING in common. you dont like chocolate??, how is that even possible? (<—ironically this is the reaction i usually get when i say i hate bananas actually so i totally get it)

  8. I’ve actually never tried overnight oats but of course I see them all over the internet. I really like oatmeal warm with brown sugar and honey…and I also like cream of wheat with honey 😛

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