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The Best Topping Combinations for Easy Overnight Oats

Mylk Labs oatmeal cups were made to be quick and easy (ready in under 3 minutes), but sometimes you don’t even have time for that in the morning! While our oats are meant to be eaten hot, prepping them as overnight oats is an even easier way to make sure you’re set in the mornings.

We’ve compiled a list of the best topping combinations that go great with easy overnight oats.

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are great because you can prep them the night before or a few days in advance. A super simple ratio that will act as a base for your overnight oats is one part oats, two parts milk (plant-based or dairy, whatever you prefer), and a tbsp of chia seeds. If your oats turn out too thick, try playing around with the ratio. Two parts liquid to one part oats creates a thinner, creamier consistency.

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Click here to learn the difference between quick oats, rolled oats, and steel-cut oats.

Apple & Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple and cinnamon oatmeal is a classic flavor combination. Mylk Labs even has our own Granny Smith Apply & Sunflower Cinnamon flavor!

If you’re looking to spice up this classic combination, try this recipe! Using our Toasted Coconut + Cassia Cinnamon Oatmeal Cup as a base, combine chia seeds and your choice of milk to soak overnight. In the morning, you can top with apples, yogurt, nut butter, and hemp seeds for a sweet, nutty, crunchy, and easy oatmeal breakfast!

Click here to check out the full recipe and ingredient list.

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Banana, Nut Butter, & Coconut Flakes

Another classic combination, bananas and nut butter, we like to start with the Roasted Hazelnut & Dominican Cacao oatmeal cup to give these overnight oats a rich flavor profile. You can add the nut butter of your choosing to the oats as they soak or dollop on top in the morning. We like to add a little cashew butter both overnight and as a topping. Cashew butter is rich in magnesium, one of the key nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. Top with potassium-packed bananas and yummy coconut flakes!

Pear, Fig, & Toasted Hazelnut Oatmeal

Figs are an amazing fruit that often gets forgotten about! Rich in potassium, fiber, and calcium (and low in calories). When you pull out your Cultivated Blueberry & Vermont Maple overnight oats from the fridge in the morning, top with pears, figs, and a sprinkle of toasted hazelnuts! Pears are loaded with immune-boosting vitamin-c and the nutty flavor of the figs pairs well with the crunchy hazelnuts. Add a drizzle of maple syrup if you want a little extra sweetness.

Kiwi & Persimmon Oatmeal

Loaded with potassium, magnesium, and rich in vitamin-c; both kiwis and persimmons are nutrient-rich fruits that are perfect for adding to your morning oatmeal. Keep them diced in a container next to your Roasted Almond & Himalayan Pink Salt overnight oats, and you’ll be out the door and ready to take on the day in no time!

The sweetness of the persimmons and the tartness from the kiwis make this overnight oatmeal a great mid-morning pick-me-up too!

Extra Additions

If you don’t want to plan your overnight oat toppings ahead of time, you can easily throw together a delicious impromptu breakfast with whatever you have in the fridge and some of these classic toppings.

Chia Seeds - These tiny seeds pack a punch! Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, simply sprinkle these magic seeds on top of whatever other toppings you like for a healthy boost of energy!

Pumpkin Seeds - A little crunch, a lot of benefits. Pumpkin seeds have protein, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc!

Raspberries - Not only are raspberries delicious and add a beautiful burst of color to your oats but they’re loaded with fiber too.

Blueberries - Blueberries are known as an antioxidant superfood! With potassium, vitamin-c, and phytoflavinoids (stress fighters), and all the antioxidants, what’s not to like about blueberries?

Cinnamon - Several studies have shown that cinnamon can help lower cholesterol, and when added to a starchy food (like oats!), can help regulate blood sugar. While we’ve got organic cinnamon in a few of our oatmeal flavors already, it doesn’t hurt to sprinkle a little extra or add them to the ones that don’t come with this delicious spice.

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