Easy Overnight Oats

Are you a breakfast person? I’ve always been a breakfast person. I used to be in love with a big bowl of cereal. Those were the days….These Easy Overnight Oats will make you a breakfast person 🙂

Easy Overnight Oats | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee

These oats are seriously the easiest breakfast you can make. They take about 3 minutes to put together and make a hearty breakfast or snack.

Easy Overnight Oats | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee

I love to make these oats in mason jars. They make it easy to transport them for an on-the-go snack or to pull out of the fridge for a last minute breakfast. The best part about making these in mason jars is that you don’t have to measure. If you have the jars with the cup measurements on the side, you can just pour and go! No need to dirty any other utensils! Be sure to give the oats a good shake before you put them in the fridge for the night to get all of the yummy ingredients mixed up evenly.

Easy Overnight Oats | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee

All you really need to make these are oats, milk and a little bit of sweetener. They are really customizable to your tastes and preferences. I made these oats here with 3/4 cup of chocolate almond milk (so good!) and 1/4 cup unsweetend almond milk, 3/4 cup of gluten free old fashioned oats, and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup. I love Bob’s Red Mill gluten free old fashioned oats. They are so mellow and don’t have a really strong stand alone flavor and soften up so nicely in the milk.

Easy Overnight Oats | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee

These oats are a great substitute if you’re a cereal lover, but are wanting something a little bit more healthy. They are so filling, since oats are naturally full of fiber, and most cereals are loaded with sugar. One whole jar only has 1 small teaspoon of maple syrup, or the sweetener of your choice. I love that they don’t contain any artificial ingredients or sweeteners.

Easy Overnight Oats | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee

There are so many amazing recipes out there for overnight oats. These oats might be basic and easy, but they aren’t lacking in flavor. Pile them high with your favorite add-ins: coconut, fruit, nut butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, or whatever is in your pantry. Be sure to let me know if you give these a try!

Easy Overnight Oats
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup chocolate almond milk
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¾ cup gluten free old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Add In’s:
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla almond milk
  • Chocolate chips
  • Unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • Cacao nibs
  • Dried fruit
  • Peanut butter
  • Almond butter
  • Jelly
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a mason jar, fit with a tight lid, and shake to combine. Let sit in the fridge overnight, so the oats can absorb some of the liquid and become soft.
  2. Eat straight out of the jar!
  3. Or bring to room temp/heat in the microwave. Pile up with your favorite toppings.

 

 

Weekly Meal Plan

Here’s the meal plan for this week:

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Sunday – Buffalo Chicken Pizza – As a special Valentine’s Day dinner I made Buffalo Chicken Pizza for Matt. I used a recipe from How Sweet Eats cookbook Seriously Delish. I used this thin crust. So delicious!

Monday – Galentine’s Day with my girlfriends

TuesdayChicken Fried Rice – One of our favorite dinners. I love to make mine with brown rice. This makes for amazing leftovers!

Wednesday – Out

Thursday – Beef Enchiladas – I use my favorite enchilada sauce recipe, doubled, brown some beef add in a little cheese, wrap inside a corn tortilla and heat!

Friday – Greek Quesadillas – This is a nice meatless meal and only takes 15 minutes from start to finish. I like to use spinach, feta, parmesan, mozzarella, red peppers, and red onions. Yum!

Saturday – Our nephew’s birthday parties

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Weekly Meal Plan

Did you guys watch the Super Bowl? Did you make anything yummy? I’m glad to get back on track with my meal plan this week. Check it out!

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Sunday Carnitas Enchilada Lasagna – Remember those carnitas that I made last week, here is an  easy way to use them up. This is simple to put together and you’ve already done the hard work cooking the meat ahead of time (which isn’t hard at all).

Monday – Family Dinner

Tuesday – Taco Soup – This is my favorite taco soup recipe this year. It’s a little mashup of a tomato soup base combined with all of my favorite taco toppings. I’ll be posting this recipe soon!

WednesdayPeanut Noodles with Veggies – This is a nice meatless meal, that you can add whatever vegetables you have on hand. I love anything with peanut butter and these noodles are no exception.

ThursdayOrange Chicken with Brown Rice and Broccoli – I love a good stir fry and this one is packed with flavor. It’s a nice makeover on an unhealthy takeout classic.

Friday – Shrimp Alfredo with Balsamic Onions – This is an easy recipe with only a few ingredients. I’m going to add some balsamic onions and possibly some Brussels sprouts on the side.

Saturday – Valentine’s Day celebration 🙂

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Weekly Meal Plan

Here’s the latest weekly meal plan! Also, I’ve been posting my meal prep that goes along with the weekly meal plan over here. Check it out!

Would anyone be interested in meal prepping tips or recapping what I meal prep for the week? Leave me a comment and let me know what your burning meal prep questions are!

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Sunday Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with Fried Pickles – This is an indulgence for sure! You can lighten this up for an easier weeknight meal. I made a quick blue cheese cole slaw to serve the chicken over instead of using buns. This chicken is so easy, only 2 ingredients, and makes great leftovers.

Monday – Family Dinner

TuesdayCarnitas Nachos – Utilizing the slow cooker on weeknights is a life saver. These carnitas are so flavorful and get nice and crispy from a quick broil in the oven. I’m going to serve these over nachos with some bell peppers, cilantro, shredded cheese, red onions and a big side of guacamole.

WednesdayLemon Orzo with Roast Broccoli – This is one of our favorite meals. It’s packed with flavor and really creamy. Definitely comfort food!

Thursday – CEF Art Event – We are going to a fun event at a local brewery with art from local artists. This should be a fun night benefiting a great cause.

Friday – Zesty Chicken Tenders, Sweet Potato Fries & Green Beans – These turned out so delicious a few weeks ago when I first made them, they are back on the menu again. They are super delicious, you won’t even miss the fried kind!

SaturdayBalsamic Brussels Sprouts Pizza –  This is one of our favorite ways to eat Brussels sprouts. Doesn’t everything taste better in pizza form? 🙂 The balsamic onions paired with the brussels is everything. I like to add chicken sausage or bacon.

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Coconut Oil Popcorn

Coconut Oil Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks. I love popcorn as a snack, it’s super versatile, packed with flavor, and pretty filling. It’s a better alternative to chips or pretzels and this version is very simple.

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This isn’t really a recipe. It’s a good base that you can season or add onto however you want. I love just plain and simple popcorn with sea salt or garlic salt. Some of my other favorite toppings are lemon pepper, parmesan cheese, nutritional yeast, to name a few.

Coconut Oil Popcorn | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee

I love to make this on the weekend and bag it up and eat it as a snack throughout the week. It makes about 6 cups popped, which is perfect for a couple of servings for snacking. I think that it keeps pretty well for the first few days. It’s not as good as when it’s fresh out of the skillet, but it’s still pretty yummy.

Coconut Oil Popcorn | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee

Homemade popcorn is really quick to make and it is easy to make it healthier than the bagged stuff or the really unhealthy movie theater version. The other thing I love is that popcorn kernels are cheap and it only takes a scant 1/3rd cup to make a big batch of popped popcorn.

Coconut Oil Popcorn | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee

Coconut Oil Popcorn
 
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Serves: 6 cups
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Any other of your favorite toppings
Instructions
  1. Melt the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Place two popcorn kernels in the oil and place the lid on the skillet, keeping it cracked.
  3. Once the kernels pop add in the rest of the kernels and place the lid back on the skillet keeping it cracked slightly.
  4. Give the pan a little shake to keep the popcorn from burning. I like to do this several times during the popping process.
  5. Keep this up until most of the kernels are popped. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl and season with salt, or your other favorite toppings.

Coconut Oil Popcorn | Mrs Tea & Mr CoffeeMethod adapted from Cookie & Kate