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7 Overnight Oats That'll Make You Love Breakfast

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author image Susan Marque
Susan Marque is a versatile writer with an eclectic background. She started in animation, became a healthy food expert, has written for every type of media, and continues to explore all avenues from screen to print. After many years in Hollywood she went back to school in New York, earning an M.F.A. in creative writing from The New School. She currently lives in Manhattan.

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7 Overnight Oats That'll Make You Love Breakfast
Susan Marque

If you’re always scrambling out the door in the mornings, you’re in luck. Each of these beautifully layered overnight oats can be made in advance -- saving you precious morning time. Bursting with flavors and textures, these parfaits feature ingredients you can easily mix and match. And adding yogurt or nut milk increases protein and calcium. Feel free to throw some nuts or seeds on top as well. The oats hold up well in the fridge for several days, so you can even double or triple the recipes. Don’t have fresh fruit on hand? Frozen fruits work equally well. These parfaits are seriously so easy (and delicious!), you just might look forward to getting out of bed.

1. Strawberry and Peach Oat Parfait
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1 STRAWBERRY AND PEACH OAT PARFAIT

This breakfast parfait bursts with vibrant strawberries and peaches, which are high in vitamins C and A. Feel free to use frozen fruits if you can’t find fresh ones. The mildly sweet honey blends beautifully with the creamy milk.

Related: Overnight Strawberry and Peach Oat Parfait Recipe

2. Cocoa, Rye and Raspberry Parfait
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2 COCOA, RYE AND RASPBERRY PARFAIT

Rye flakes are just as versatile as their better-known cousin -- oats -- for everything from breakfasts to pilafs. They can even be used to make delicious cookies. Rye can help build strength and ward off migraines. This recipe is easy enough to make any night of the week.

Related: Overnight Cocoa, Rye and Raspberry Parfait Recipe

3. Vanilla, Strawberry and Fig Parfait
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3 VANILLA, STRAWBERRY AND FIG PARFAIT

You’ll be stoked to wake up to the soothing scent of vanilla. This breakfast parfait also includes brightly colored strawberries and fig. Strawberries are a fantastic source of vitamin C, and they’re known to have antiviral properties. Figs can benefit digestion, and yogurt adds a creamy source of protein.

Related: Overnight Vanilla, Strawberry and Fig Parfait Recipe

4. Tropical Fruit and Quinoa Parfait
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4 TROPICAL FRUIT AND QUINOA PARFAIT

Use precut frozen fruit for an easy-to-prep parfait that bursts with flavor. Quinoa is a complete protein, and pairing it with your favorite milk makes for a very satisfying cold cereal. Both pineapple and papaya aids in digestion, and their enzymes help to create the creamy, sweet texture of this parfait.

Related: Overnight Tropical Fruit and Quinoa Parfait Recipe

5. Cacao and Vanilla Oat Parfait
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5 CACAO AND VANILLA OAT PARFAIT

Though cacao and vanilla sound like dessert delicacies, this breakfast is healthy enough to wake up to. The combination of high-antioxidant cacao and potassium-rich banana make this a sweet breakfast that’ll keep you energized. It’s also a delicious way to get picky eaters to start the morning with something nutritious.

Related: Overnight Cacao and Vanilla Oat Parfait Recipe

6. Apple Pie Oat Parfait
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6 APPLE PIE OAT PARFAIT

Wake up to the sweet aromas of apple pie. Apples contain both malic and tartaric acids, which can help with digestion. High in fiber and low in sugar, this parfait gets most of its sweetness from the apple juice. Ginger and cinnamon give this recipe warm notes of apple pie. Top with a dollop of vanilla yogurt for an a la mode effect.

Related: Overnight Apple Pie Oat Parfait Recipe

7. Blueberry, Banana and Orange Oat Parfait
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7 BLUEBERRY, BANANA AND ORANGE OAT PARFAIT

Frozen banana turns into creamy soft-serve when blended, which is what gives this parfait its smooth texture -- without the addition of yogurt. Fresh orange juice and blueberries add brightness and immunity-boosting vitamin C. This parfait is filling enough to leave you satisfied until lunchtime.

Related: Overnight Blueberry, Banana and Orange Oat Parfait Recipe

What Do YOU Think?
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Are you the sit-down-and-enjoy-breakfast type, or do you prefer breakfasts you can easily grab and run out the door with? Have you made overnight oats before? What's your favorite recipe? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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