Chia Almond Butter Overnight Oats (Video)
These Chia Almond Butter Overnight Oats are the ultimate protein-packed healthy breakfast! It takes just minutes to make a batch the day before and then breakfast will be ready when you are. With a how to recipe video!
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Do you take time to meal prep on the weekend? For a few weeks now I’ve been spending an hour or two on Sunday (sometimes Monday) to prep a few foods that my family can then eat during the week. I focus on make ahead recipes and simple things, like prepping fruits and vegetables.
A weekly food prep session is a bit of a time investment on the day that you do the prepping, but it saves time throughout the week. It also helps you to eat healthier, since you have nutritious foods ready to go when you need them.
I usually focus some of my meal prep efforts on breakfast, because it’s so important to start the day with a nourishing meal. Overnight oats are one of my favorite make ahead breakfasts because they take so little time to make! Most often I make my favorite easy overnight oats, but I make these almond butter overnight oats all the time, too.
These Chia Almond Butter Overnight Oats have the best flavor, thanks to maple syrup, vanilla and almond butter. Milk, Greek yogurt and chia seeds make these hearty oats extra creamy and delicious.
These protein-packed Chia Almond Butter Overnight Oats will keep you full until lunchtime! My other favorite protein-rich overnight oats are these Strawberry Overnight Oats. If you haven’t tried them yet, they’re a great make ahead option and can be made with frozen blueberries or raspberries year-round.
You can make a single batch of these Chia Almond Butter Overnight Oats the night before you want to eat them, or make a big batch on Sunday to eat for breakfast for the next few days. The oatmeal will last in your refrigerator for three days.
Chia Almond Butter Overnight Oats
- ½ cup old-fashioned oats
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ teaspoons chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons almond butter
- ½ cup milk, dairy, almond, etc.
- Optional toppings: sliced banana, fresh berries, sliced almonds, more chia seeds
- Place oats, yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla, chia seeds, almond butter and milk in a mason jar or bowl. Stir until well combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 3 days.
- When ready to serve, stir and then top with toppings as desired. Enjoy!
That Fair Life whole milk is a staple in our kitchen! I love it and use it in my coffee instead of creamer, in my oats, and in just about anything else that requires milk. It tastes great and I love the nutrition. Now I need to run off and make some of YOUR oats!
I should meal prep more often, as that would make my week days so much easier! I do love prepping make-ahead breakfasts though, especially overnight oats! This almond butter version is calling my name. Looks so good, Kristine!
I’m the biggest fan of overnight oats and I love the addition of the almond butter to make them even more protein packed and hearty! I’ve been trying to prep my veggies when I get home from the store so that they’re ready to go into recipes, salads, and are easier to grab ‘n go. It really helps so much!
I’m oohing and ahhing over this. You’re photos are so pretty!
You make breakfast look SO good! I’ll have to start looking for the real seal!
Do you eat this cold, or can it be microwaved before adding fruit?
I do both, depending on the weather and what I feel like that day. 🙂
Looking forward making this!
Can you substitute the milk like almond or soy milk?
You can definitely substitute. Let me know how you like the oats!
I was kind of sick of oatmeal, but this recipe has me back to eating oats regularly. Delicious! Thank you.