There’s something really wonderful about reaching into the refrigerator and having breakfast all ready to roll. Especially when it’s loaded with sweet and savory flavors and is infused with health benefits.
Also, as a Vermonter, any excuse to add a little maple syrup into breakfast (or a snack) is a-okay in my book! (And saving money at Starbucks is a great excuse 🙂 )
And, because this recipe is nearly hands off, it makes me feel a little proud of myself for the ease of feeding myself a delicious and nutritious recipe.
Steel cut oats have a bit of protein, and a good amount of fiber and iron.
And who doesn’t love that first thing in the morning?
As I like to say, it’s a gift to yourself, from yourself.
Starbucks overnight oats ingredients and substitutions
This is a simple recipe that just needs a few ingredients:
- ¼ cup cooked quinoa
- 1 ½ tablespoons organic maple syrup (“Amber Color with Rich Taste” is a delight here.)
- 1 ½ tablespoons peanut or almond butter
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup quick cooking steel cut oats
You can make substitutions. For example, if you don’t want coconut milk for any reason, there are plenty of good coconut milk substitutes. Whatever your favorite milk is, it will marry perfectly with the oats. So, grab coconut milk, almond milk, or even oat milk for a little extra burst of sweetness!
You can also sub in different butters from peanut or almond – macadamia nut butter is always a great alternative – or feel free to add almond butter or cashew butter in place of the peanut butter. So it’s a nice way to play with different flavors.
And you can customize toppings too! If you’re in the mood for some nuts, add in some walnuts or pistachios! It’s your oatmeal, and you can have it anyway you want!Print
Starbucks Overnight Oats with Nuts and Berries (Copycat recipe)
These Starbucks copycat overnight oats are the perfect thing to have on hand for a quick and delicious breakfast! This batch yields 4 servings, so you’ll have breakfast in the fridge for most of the week!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 hours refrigeration
- Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
2 1/4 cups coconut milk
1/4 cup cooked quinoa
1 1/2 tablespoons organic maple syrup (“Amber Color with Rich Taste” is a delight here.)
1 1/2 tablespoons peanut or almond butter
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup quick cooking steel cut oats
In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, quinoa, maple syrup, peanut butter, and salt.
When combined, stir in the oats.
Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.
Roughly chopped pistachios
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 413
- Sugar: 8.7g
- Sodium: 336mg
- Fat: 30g
- Saturated Fat: 23.1g
- Carbohydrates: 32.7g
- Fiber: 5.5g
- Protein: 8.1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg