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Overnight Quinoa Oatmeal {5 Variations!}

Overnight Quinoa Oatmeal

I have NEVER had overnight oats until I made this recipe. It’s kind of hard to believe especially because of all the delicious recipe I see flooding Pinterest and Instagram. I decided that it was finally time to experiment because I feel like I’ve been in kind of a breakfast rut, ie: toast and fruit for breakfast. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that, but I really wanted to change it up so that I can still have a quick and healthy breakfast (or snack) when I want!

Overnight Quinoa Oatmeal - Apple Cinnamon!

These came out amazing!!!! I wasn’t sure exactly how the combo of quinoa and oats would work, but let me tell you, it’s awesome. You get the nuttiness from the quinoa but then you get a nice soft texture and oaty flavor from the oats. It’s a great combo that just work together and I don’t know why I haven’t done it before! I loved this so much that I actually started eating it right when I mixed it instead of waiting overnight… oops. When I waited the next morning to eat it, I was once again in love and ate 2 servings for breakfast!!!

Overnight Quinoa Oatmeal -- orange cream! Overnight Quinoa Oatmeal -- bluberry!

What I love about this recipe is the adaptability. The base recipe (while delicious on it’s own) takes really well to the flavor of fruits, nuts, and flavorings! I made mine into 5 different flavors: baked apple, blueberry, cinnamon banana, tropical mango, and orange creamsicle. It definitely keeps your taste buds guessing and every morning you can have a new flavor! I’d love to experiment with an almond joy flavor, cherry, chocolate peanut butter, and pumpkin!! The options are endless!

Overnight Quinoa Oatmeal -- tropical mango!

My other favorite thing about this recipe is that it’s so healthy! When I put the recipe into a calculator, it came out saying that 1 serving was 340 calories, only 7 grams of fat, 7 grams of fiber, 60 grams of carbs, and 11 grams of protein! Talk about a great breakfast to keep you going or even an amazing on the go snack to keep you full and focused. Not to mention, tastes amazing :).

Definitely try this out! If you make a variation, make sure to comment and tag me on social media!

Overnight Quinoa Oatmeal - banana!

Overnight Quinoa Oatmeal {5 Variations}

makes 5-6 servings (about 3/4 cup)

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon chia seeds
3 cups almond milk

  1. Combine all ingredients well and place in a container in the fridge for a couple of hours/overnight

Variations!

  1. Baked Apple : peel and dice 1 apple. Place in a small pan and pour in enough almond milk to just cover the bottom. Add in 2 teaspoons cinnamon and stir. Cook until most of the almond milk is absorbed. Microwave overnight oats for 1 minute and top with “baked” apples
  2. Tropical Mango : Stir 1 tablespoon shredded coconut into overnight oats. Top with diced fresh or frozen mango
  3. Blueberry : Top overnight oats with frozen or fresh blueberries
  4. Cinnamon Banana: Mix 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon into overnight oats. Slice 1 banana and stir 1/2 into the oats and place the other half on top
  5. Orange Creamsicle : Supreme one orange. Squeeze the membranes of the supreme orange into the overnight night oats and stir. Top with supreme orange segments

 

Overnight Quinoa Oatmeal

12 Responses to Overnight Quinoa Oatmeal {5 Variations!}

  1. Overnight oats are the best breakfast! Im obsessed with the idea of adding quinoa!

    • Kristen says:

      Thanks Bethany! I agree, they truly are the best breakfast…and lunch might I add :). The quinoa is so good in this! I hope you try it and let me know what you think!

  2. Ambre says:

    Can these be made up in advance and then frozen?

    • Kristen says:

      Hey Ambre! I haven’t tried freezing them but I can’t imagine that it would turn out bad. I would just say don’t freeze it with the fruit (unless it’s already a frozen variety) and then defrost it in the fridge overnight. However, if you make a big batch, I found that it keeps in the fridge all week!

  3. Tammy says:

    Looks delicious! Can wait until I try it!

  4. Patricia says:

    Hi do you use quinoa oats or grains in this recipe

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Patricia,

      So sorry I’m just seeing this! I use quinoa AND oats in this recipe. The quinoa is cooked when mixed in and the oats are mixed in raw. 🙂

  5. lisa says:

    Trying out right now and preparing for tomorrow AM. I pressure cooked the quinoa for 1 min. I am obsessed with overnight oats and adding quinoa sounds awesome! Cant wait to test the results!

  6. Leanne says:

    I made the recipe last night for this morning, and it is yummy. Had mine with frozen mixed tropical fruit. My one question is, what size jar (serving) do you base the nutritional stats on? Thank you do much for this. It is a perfect breakfast. 💜

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Leanne! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe — tropical fruit sounds delish! I measured out a serving at about 3/4 cup but I could definitely eat more than that in one sitting :).

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