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How to Make Oats Overnight + 14 Easy Breakfast Recipes

How to Make Overnight Oats

Ready to crush the breakfast game with some seriously satisfying eats? Let’s chat overnight oats! 

Now… I know oats might not be the most macho ingredient in your kitchen, but let me tell you, these bad boys can be a game-changer for your morning routine.

On my own journey to find the perfect fuel to kickstart my day, I’ve stumbled upon the magic of oats in a variety of recipes. And the easy overnight oats meal prep method is a no-fuss, no-cook way to deliver a bowl of pure deliciousness with minimal effort. 

So, whether you’re a gym enthusiast looking for a protein-packed brekkie, you’re busy hustling through the day and need a quick-breakfast hack, or you’re just someone who wants to crush your healthy eating goals, I’ve got your back. I’ll be dishing out some killer recipes and pro tips to help you level up your breakfast game with some epic meal prep skills. So, grab your apron, and let’s dive into the world of easy overnight oats! Get ready to fuel up and conquer the day like a boss. 

What are Overnight Oats?

If you’re new to the world of overnight oats, let me break it down for you. It’s a hassle-free way of making oatmeal without any cooking involved. Instead of cooking oats on the stovetop or in the microwave, you simply soak raw oats with a liquid like almond milk. This soaking process allows the oats to absorb the liquid and soften, resulting in a creamy and delicious bowl or jar of “oatmeal” the next morning.

The best part is that you can easily customize your overnight oat base with whatever flavors you like. Add in your favorite mix-ins like fruits, nuts, seeds, or sweeteners to create your own unique flavor combinations. The consistency of overnight oats is similar to a thick porridge or pudding, making it a convenient and satisfying make-ahead breakfast option.

In addition to their deliciousness, eating overnight oats also offer numerous health benefits. Oats are packed with protein, containing 5 grams per serving, which is higher than most grains. They’re also an excellent source of fiber, with 4 grams per serving, helping you feel fuller for longer and aiding in digestion. Plus, oats are nutrient-dense, leaving you feeling more satiated and energized throughout the day. So why not give overnight oats a try? They’re a tasty and nutritious way to start your day!

Ingredients Needed Overnight Oats

To whip up a batch of delicious overnight oats, you’ll need a few key ingredients. While rolled oat and milk are the basic ingredients, I like to add a few extra elements to boost the flavor and nutrition. And with tons of amazing recipes, you can keep oats interesting day after day.

Here are some of the basic building blocks. But check out the recipes below for more detailed ingredient lists.

  1. Oats: Go for plain old-fashioned oats, not quick oats or steelcut oats. Rolled oats are perfect for achieving the best consistency.
  2. Milk: While you can use water as the liquid, milk adds creaminess and richness. Choose from options like cow’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, or oat milk.
  3. Chia seeds: These tiny powerhouses are packed with nutrition and add a delightful pudding-like texture to the oats.
  4. Greek or vegan yogurt: For a tangy flavor and protein boost, consider adding some Greek or vegan yogurt to the mix.
  5. Extracts: Enhance the flavors of your overnight oats with a splash of vanilla extract for a touch of sweetness without any added sweeteners. Or try other extracts like almond, coconut, peppermint, or lemon.
  6. Sweetener: If you prefer a sweeter taste, you can add maple syrup or honey to the mixture to complement the natural flavors of oats. Also try other natural sweeteners.
  7. Protein powder: Boost the protein content of your overnight oats by adding your favorite protein powder. Choose a flavor that complements your other ingredients for a delicious and nutritious addition. Also try collagen powder or other dietary boosts.
  8. Mix-ins: Fresh fruits, dried fruits, nut butters, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, cocoa powder, espresso powder, granola, chocolate chips, citrus juice and zest, and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, or pumpkin spice are all excellent options to customize your overnight oats and make them uniquely yours.

With these simple ingredients, you can create a versatile and delicious base recipe for your overnight oats. Now it’s time to get playful with your favorite toppings and create your own perfect bowl of overnight oats bliss!

Overnight Oats Ratio

Getting that creamy consistency for your overnight oats is all about finding the perfect balance. If you’re building your own recipe from scratch, try starting with an oats base of equal parts oats and milk.

Mix-ins like chia seeds or fruit will all either take away from or add to the liquid, so experiment with your mix-ins and preferred thickness until you get it just right.

How Long Do Overnight Oats Need to Sit?

Patience is key when it comes to perfecting your overnight oats game. The soaking time is crucial for achieving that luscious, creamy texture that we all crave. Generally, overnight oats need to soak for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator to allow the oats to fully absorb the liquid and soften to perfection. Most people make up a jar before bed and soak it overnight. And some folks prefer to let them soak for a full 24 hours for an even creamier consistency. It all comes down to personal preference and desired texture. But with only 10 minutes of prep time, you can quickly get a batch in the fridge and forget about it till the next day.

How to Make Oats Overnight and Keep Them Fresh?

A basic recipe can last about a week in the fridge. But you should probably eat overnight oats recipes with fruit within about 3 days.

Mix, Soak, and Enjoy these Recipes:

Whether you’re a fan of the classic combinations or crave unique mix-ins, we’ve got you covered with a few easy overnight oats recipe options and other oat-based breakfast meal prep. From fruity flavors to nutty indulgences, these recipes for overnight oats are perfect for busy mornings. 

Banana Pudding Overnight Oats

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Ingredients for 3 servings

Fruit on Bottom:

  • 2 small bananas, sliced


  • 1 1/2 cups 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk (or banana milk)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 banana* 

(*Note: you can omit 1 banana if you use banana milk instead of almond milk – this will reduce the carb count)


  • 1 1/2 cups raw oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons of your favorite granola (preferably one with vanilla flavor)


  1. For the fruit on the bottom, set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat. Once hot, spray and add banana slices.
  2. Cook until the outside edges sear and become caramel-like, about 4-6 minutes. Then set aside to completely cool.
  3. Add the ingredients for the “Cream” (cottage cheese, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and banana) to a high powered blender. Process until smooth.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix the cream with the oats and chia seeds.
  5. To a jar or container, add a tablespoon of granola on bottom, top with caramelized bananas and add the oats on top. Sprinkle it with cinnamon (or your favorite spice).
  6. Then cover/close and place in the fridge overnight or at least 4 hours.
  7. You may need to add some more milk (or water) to it in the AM if it is too thick. Enjoy!

Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats With Chia

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Ingredients for 4 servings

Fruit on Bottom:

  • 2 cups frozen peaches
  • juice from 1 orange
  • cinnamon to taste


  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 2 cups 2% cottage cheese (Subs: 2 cups Greek yogurt or 2 scoops of your favorite protein powder with additional almond milk)
  • 1 date (Subs: 1 tablespoon honey or agave; or 1 teaspoon stevia in the raw)
  • 1/4 cup frozen peaches


  • 2 cups raw oats
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds


  1. For the fruit on the bottom, set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat. Once hot, spray with cooking spray and add the frozen peaches. 
  2. Cover and cook until the peaches are thawed and seared along the edges. 
  3. Remove the top, squeeze in fresh OJ and sprinkle in cinnamon.  
  4. Reduce the heat to low, then cover and cook for 2-3 more minutes until a natural syrup forms.  
  5. Then begin chopping up the peach slices with a spatula in the skillet.
  6. In a blender, add the ingredients for the “cream” (almond milk, cottage cheese, date, and peaches) and process until smooth.
  7. In a large mixing bowl add the oats, chia seeds, and the cream and stir to combine.
  8. Grab 4 jars or your meal containers and evenly divide the fruit confit to the bottom of the containers.
  9. Then top with oats & cream mix, seal with a lid, and set aside in the fridge overnight or at least 4 hours.
  10. If the mixture is too thick in the morning, simply add tablespoons of plant based milk to thin it out. Enjoy!

Quinoa Overnight Oats

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Ingredients for 3 servings

  • 2 medium bananas
  • 3 tablespoons nut butter
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 5 cup rolled oats
  • 3 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp Pepitas (pumpkin seeds: adds ~2g of protein per serving)


  1. Add banana to a mixing bowl and roughly mash up the banana using a fork. 
  2. Then add the nut butter and mix them together.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Evenly divide between 3 jars and place in the fridge overnight to thicken. Enjoy!

Starbucks Copycat – NO Sugar Added Strawberry Overnight Grains

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Ingredients for 3 servings

Fruit on Bottom:

  • 1 teaspoon butter OR avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh strawberries
  • juice from 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 92g soft tofu (Subs: 1 cup 2% cottage cheese)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (frozen or fresh)
    • 1 date (Subs: 2 tablespoons either coconut sugar, stevia in the raw, or maple)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or choice of milk)


  • 3/4 cup uncooked steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds


  1. Fill a medium-size bowl with room temperature water and dissolve 2 tablespoons of salt.  Add the strawberries and set aside for 10 minutes while you prep the “cream” and oats.
  2. To a blender add the ingredients for the “cream” and process until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the oats, quinoa, and chia seeds. Mix with a fork, then pour in the “cream” and stir with a spatula. Set aside.
  4. Drain the water from the bowl of strawberries. Set a non-stick skillet on medium high heat. Once hot, add the butter (or oil) and the strawberries. Cook until the berries begin to burst and create their own natural jam, about 6-8 minutes. Then sprinkle in cinnamon and squeeze in the juice from 1 orange to help caramelize the strawberries. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  5. To your meal container or jar add the berry compote then top with the “cream.” 
  6. Place in the fridge overnight (or for at least 4 hours). 
  7. You may need a few tablespoons of almond milk in the morning in case the grains have gotten too thick.
  8. The prepped oats can last about 1.5 weeks in the fridge or for several months in the freezer. Enjoy!

Other Overnight Oats Recipes:

While overnight oats are the most popular breakfast meal prep, get ready to blow your taste buds away with these super simple make-ahead oatmeal breakfasts for busy mornings.

Instant Pot Fruit-On-The-Bottom Protein Oats Meal Prep

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Ingredients for 5 servings

Fruit on Bottom (compote):

  • 2 1/2 cups choice of frozen berries (I used frozen strawberries & cherries)
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar 
  • Raw sugar, honey, or agave as needed (save for final assembly in jars)

Oatmeal (part 1):

  • 2 cups raw old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free)
  • 3 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or your choice of plant or cow milk)

Oatmeal (part 2):

  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 2 scoops lean vanilla whey protein (OPTIONAL recommended)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or your choice of plant or cow milk)


  1. Spray the inside of the Instant Pot or pressure cooker with olive oil or cooking spray.
  2. Add the oats and almond milk. No need to give it a stir, but you can if you want.
  3. Set the pressure cooker to HIGH and set the time for 3 minutes. After it finishes the cooking cycle, allow the pressure to naturally release for 15-20 minutes so the oats are pretty creamy.
  4. While the oats are cooking, set a carbon steel skillet on medium heat. Once hot, add the ingredients for the fruit compote (berries, lemon juice, and coconut sugar). Stir and bring to a light simmer. 
  5. Once the fruit thaws it will be pretty mushy. Use the back of the spatula to gently mash the fruit in the skillet as it cooks. 
  6. Reduce the heat and continue cooking until all the fruit has been thawed and mashed, about 5-7 minutes.
  7. To the pot of oats, add flaxseed, spices, protein powder, and more almond milk (as needed). Stir the oats and add milk as needed for consistency.
  8. Allow both the oats and the fruit compote to cool before adding to meal prep containers. 
  9. Evenly divide the fruit compote among the jars, placing it on the bottom. Top it off with oats. For EACH individual serving, you can add a serving of raw sugar, honey, or agave as needed.  
  10. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. I would not recommend freezing this oat recipe.

Quick Peach Cobbler Baked Oats

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Ingredients for 5 servings

Fruit on Bottom:

  • 2 tablespoons butter (vegan) 
  • 3 cups sliced peach (~3 medium peaches)
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • pinch of sea salt

Oatmeal (dry):

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

Oatmeal (wet):

  • 1¼  cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I used Vanilla Breeze)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten (Vegan Subs: flax egg)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Set oven to 400F.
  2. Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat. Once hot, add butter and melt. Then add the peaches, sugar, lemon zest, juice, cinnamon, and pinch of sea salt.  
  3. Simmer and cook for 4-6 minutes until the peaches are caramelized.
  4. While the peaches are cooking, mix the dry ingredients together in a baking dish or dutch oven. 
  5. In a separate bowl, mix almond milk, egg and olive oil together. 
  6. Add wet ingredients to the baking dish and mix. Fold in the peaches and mix well. If the mixture is too  thick, simply add a tablespoon of almond milk to thin it out. If it is too wet/thin, add a few tablespoons of rolled oats.
  7. Cover and bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove the lid (or foil covering) for the final 3-5 minutes of cooking.
  8. Allow to cool then evenly divide in meal prep containers.  
  9. You can gently warm this up in the microwave each morning, but I advise adding about 1/4 cup of almond milk to the bowl before microwaving.  
  10. Enjoy with a serving of Greek yogurt for a boost of protein.

Apple Crumble Breakfast Meal Prep

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Ingredients for 4 servings

Fruit Filling:

  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch cubes (I like Granny Smith apples)
  • 2 medjool dates, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch salt

Crumble Topping:

  • 1 cup whole rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • Pinch salt


  • 1 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Prep EITHER four 12-ounce oven-safe jars or an 8×8″ baking dish.
  2. Add all of the fruit filling ingredients into a medium bowl and mix to combine. Transfer the filling into the baking dish(es). 
  3. In the same bowl, add the oats, walnuts, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt and mix to combine. 
  4. Lastly, add in the coconut oil and mix until evenly distributed. 
  5. Add the crumble over the apple filling.
  6. Place the dish(es) into the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the apples are soft and the crumble topping turns golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for 30 minutes before serving.
  8. Once cool, dollop with greek yogurt. Store extras in the fridge for up to 5 days and enjoy cold or warm.

Quinoa Granola

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Ingredients for ~20 servings (3 tablespoons per serving)


  • 1 cup raw almonds, chopped
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 4 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Optional Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar


  1. Set oven to 350F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients (except the coconut sugar), ensuring every piece is covered in oil and maple. 
  3. Spread out the mixture on a nonstick baking tray.  
  4. Sprinkle the coconut sugar on top.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes and then mix the granola to ensure even baking.
  6. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Once the cooking cycle has ended, allow the granola to cool on the baking tray until room temperature.  Then break it up with your hands. Store it in an airtight container in a dry place for up to 1 month. Enjoy!

Quarantine Cooking – Homemade Chocolate Granola Cereal with Almond Butter

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Ingredients for ~15 servings (1/3 cup per serving)

Oatmeal (dry):

  • 4 cups raw gluten-free oats
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cacao nibs (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Oatmeal (wet):

  • 1/2 cup raw natural almond butter (Subs: your choice of any natural nut butter – just make sure there’s oil – I used crunchy almond butter)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (Subs: avocado oil or coconut oil)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Set oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients until smooth.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well until EVERY oat is covered in the mixture.
  5. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Add the oats and spread them out in the pan.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes total, STIRRING HALFWAY through. This is important to do – remember to take the granola out the oven halfway through and stir it up using a spatula, then spread it back out and continue baking.
  7. Once finished baking (and while your house smells amazing!), allow granola to cool outside of the oven.
  8. Once the granola has nearly cooled down (after about 10 minutes), sprinkle in the chocolate chips. TIP:  The granola should not be so hot that it immediately melts the chocolate. Touch the granola with your finger before adding the chocolate. If it’s still too warm to the touch, wait to add the chocolate.  
  9. Stir the granola with the chocolate chips and then allow everything to cool down to room temperature.  You can also put the granola on a cool baking tray and place it in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to help it cool with the chocolate.
  10. Store the granola in an airtight container for up to 2 months at room temperature, or in the fridge to last even longer.
  11. Enjoy it as cereal or as a parfait.

Pr-Oat-Ein Breakfast Cookies

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Ingredients for 8 servings

Oatmeal (dry):

  • 2 cups uncooked old-fashioned oats (NOT instant)
  • 2 scoops vanilla whey isolate protein (Note: I recommend adding ~50g of flavored protein because it’s usually lightly sweetened and you can use less sugar/honey while still enjoying a sweet flavor)
  • 1/4 cup wheat flour (Subs: oat flour, sorghum flour, fine almond flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Oatmeal (wet):

  • 1 egg
  • 4oz (123g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (Subs: peanut butter or cashew butter)
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey (Note: I used the Manuka honey with 75% bee pollen for the added health benefits but regular raw honey is just fine and more affordable)

Optional (Recommended!) Flavorings:

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 dried cherries (or your choice of naturally dried fruit)
  • 3 tablespoons dark chocolate (sweetened by Stevia, not sugar, in order to keep sugar calories lower)


  1. Set oven to 350F.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Mix wet ingredients together in a separate bowl (including vanilla, if using).
  4. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Toss in any dried fruit or dark chocolate and mix together.
  5. Evenly divide the batter using a spoon or scoop onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or silicone baking mat, then gently mash down on each circle since the cookies will not rise too much in the oven.
  6. Bake for no more than 8 minutes, then allow them to cool on a towel or a cooling rack. They will harden and become chewy as they cool.

Berry Oatmeal Bake

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Ingredients for 8 servings

Fruit on Bottom:

  • 3 cups berries (Frozen or fresh: I used 1½ cups frozen blueberries and 1½ cups frozen raspberries)

Oatmeal (wet):

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or your preferred low fat or non-dairy milk)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons flax oil (or melted coconut oil)

Oatmeal (dry):

  • 2 cups uncooked rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (or your choice of nut)
  • 3 tablespoons Swerve (Subs: 1 tablespoon Stevia in the raw, 1/4 cup coconut sugar, or 1/8 cup raw cane sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric* (optional)


  • cinnamon
  • Greek yogurt


  1. Set oven to 400F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
  4. Spray a baking dish or cast iron skillet with baking spray and add about half of the berries to the skillet.  
  5. Pour the dry mixture over the berries and use a spatula to ensure the dry mixture is spread evenly throughout the pan.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and tap the baking dish or skillet to ensure the wet ingredients completely cover the dry ingredients. Use a spatula to lightly pat down areas where the dry ingredients are not covered by the wet ingredients.  
  7. Then add the rest of the berries on top.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until you can pierce it with a toothpick and it comes out clean (minus the berries) and the edges and top of the bake are golden brown.
  9. Allow it to cool before slicing.  
  10. Garnish and enjoy with a moderate serving of Greek yogurt or your favorite lean protein shake.

Hi-Energy, Homemade Quinoa Granola

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Ingredients for ~24 servings (1/4 cup per serving)

Oatmeal (dry):

  • 5 cup uncooked rolled oats 
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cranberries

Optional Oatmeal Ingredients (dry):

  • 1/3 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder

Oatmeal (wet):

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup organic, raw honey


  1. Set oven to 300F.
  2. If you purchased raw, whole nuts, break them into coarse pieces using a mallet (or similar object). You can also try to carefully pulse-blend the nuts in a blender or food processor, just be careful not to pulverize them.
  3. In a bowl, dump all of the dry ingredients (including optional ingredients of your choice) and mix together. 
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture and mix. If either the coconut oil or the honey is hard, simply microwave for a few seconds and then add it to the other ingredients.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and dump the granola mixture on to it. Spread it out evenly using a spatula and pat it down so that it is packed in tightly.
  6. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes at 300F.
  7. Once it has finished baking, allow it to cool to about room temperature before breaking it apart.
  8. Grab the parchment paper by the ends and the granola should peel off the paper.
  9. Store the granola in an airtight container to preserve the freshness. I’ve had granola last for up to 1 month, depending on the type of container. Making granola with fresh ingredients – such as fruit – will reduce the amount of time the granola will stay fresh.

Breakfast Berry Cobbler

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Ingredients for 1 serving

Fruit on Bottom:

  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/8 cup blackberries
  • 1/8 cup raspberries
  • juice from 1/2 clementine


  • 1/4 cup dry, uncooked oats (I used Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain because I love the crunch of the quinoa)
  • 2 tbsp vanilla isolate whey protein (I used Labrada ISO Lean Pro)
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Set oven to 350F.
  2. In a jar, add blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and fresh orange juice.
  3. In a bowl, mix oats, protein powder, coconut sugar, cinnamon and coconut oil.
  4. Add the oat mixture on top of the fruit in the jar.
  5. Spray with coconut oil and bake for 25 minutes at 350F.

Hi-Energy Flourless Almond Butter & Oat Muffins

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Ingredients for 6 servings

Oatmeal (dry):

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Oatmeal (wet):

  • 1 banana
  • 4 dates
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup almond butter

Optional (Recommended!) Flavorings:

  • 1/3 cup goji berries
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate


  1. Set oven to 315F.
  2. In a bowl, mix the baking powder with the rolled oats.
  3. In a food processor, combine the ripe banana, dates, almond milk, and almond butter. Blend until smooth.
  4. Stir the banana mixture into the bowl with the oats, and mix well.
  5. If using, fold in the goji berries and dark chocolate chips for added flavor.
  6. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  7. Evenly divide the batter between each of the muffin cups.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for a couple of minutes in the pan, then transfer the muffins to a wire rack to finish cooling.

These oatmeal recipes make great healthy breakfasts or snacks between meals when you need an energy boost. Some of these recipes even store well in the freezer so you always have a healthy option on hand.

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Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!


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