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Easy Overnight Oats + Sprouts Farmers Market

Two things. First, I may be late, but I’m definitely jumping on the overnight oats bandwagon. These Easy Overnight Oats are so versatile, healthy, convenient, kid-friendly, and best of all – so yummy! If you are an oatmeal fan, let me highly recommend you give them a try. Second, Sprouts Farmers Market has officially opened their second store in the Middle Tennessee area. I had the honor of partaking in their recent Friends and Family event and sharing these delightful Easy Overnight Oats, using so many of their incredible bulk bin products.

The Franklin Sprouts opened in March of this year, and upon walking through those doors opening day, I was hooked! If you haven’t been to Sprouts, it is essentially a neighborhood grocery store with the feel of a farmers market and health food store all in one. They offer fresh, natural and organic foods and products at affordable prices.

While I love strolling through the mountains of colorful, fresh fruits and vegetables, my favorite part of the store has to be their bulk bins. Rarely do I pass up a chance to sample the various dark chocolate goodies and dehydrated veggie chips; however, it’s the split peas, lentils, nuts, oats, and so much more, that make Sprouts so affordable and practical for our family. I can get as little or as much of these items as I need for the week, allowing me to stay on budget.

If you live near a Sprouts and have not been, GO!

Now, lets talk a bit more about these Easy Overnight oats. With school starting back, mornings are likely a bit more rushed and stressful for those with kids. These overnight oats are not only incredibly simple, but so fun, and can easily be tailored to fit the taste-bud-preferences of each family member, while keeping things quick and healthy.

Just start with an eight ounce mason jar, add your oats {gluten-free if necessary}, a bit of honey or maple syrup and cinnamon, then layer with your toppings of choice, {dried cranberries, blueberries, chocolate chips, etc}, Finally, throw in a small handful of nuts {slivered almonds, chopped pecans, walnuts, etc}.

You can easily make up several at a time, one for each morning of the week, then store them in a cabinet or pantry. Each evening, before you go to bed, add a half cup of milk to one jar, give it a good shake and put it in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, your oats are ready to go. You can eat them chilled, or remove the top and warm them in the microwave for 30-60 seconds. And let me just say, if your overnight oats include chocolate chips, I highly recommend warming …nothing better than gooey, chocolate covered oats for breakfast!

The recipe is more of a guideline to follow as the options and possibilities are endless. Below is a list of what I put in my three jars. No more excuses for not eating a healthy breakfast – make these!

Easy Overnight Oats – Dried Cranberry Pecan

Easy Overnight Oats – Chocolate Chip Almond

Easy Overnight Oats – Dried Blueberry Pecan Overnight Oats

Easy Overnight Oats + Sprouts Farmers Market
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These Easy Overnight oats are so versatile, healthy, convenient, and best of all tasty! No more excuses for not eating a healthy breakfast!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
  • ½ cup whole oats {gluten-free if necessary}
  • ½ tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp flax or ½ tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp favorite topping
  • {dried cranberries, dried blueberries, chocolate chips, peanut butter, etc}
  • 1 tbsp nuts {pecans, sliced almonds, walnuts}
  • ½ tsp cinnamon {optional}
  • ½ cup almond milk {or milk of choice}
  1. With an 8 ounce mason jar, begin by adding oats, then layer honey or maple syrup, followed by flax or chia seeds, topping of choice, nuts and cinnamon.
  2. The night before, add ½ cup almond milk or milk of choice, and refrigerator over night.
  3. In the morning, give it a good stir and your oats are ready to go! They can be eaten chilled or added to a bowl and warmed in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.
Nutrition info will vary based on your choice of nuts, seeds, and toppings - the nutrition info shown is for the Dried Blueberry and Pecan combination.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 320 Fat: 12 Saturated fat: .8 Unsaturated fat: 9 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 48 Sugar: 8.8 Sodium: 90 Fiber: 10 Protein: 8 Cholesterol: 0

This post is sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market, but all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep Lemons and Basil in action!