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This Easy Rainbow Overnight Oats Recipe is a simple and healthy oatmeal breakfast idea kids can make with a variety of rainbow fruits.
I’m always looking for easy and simple breakfast oatmeal ideas for the kids because oats are such a healthful nutritious ingredient with lots of benefits. Busy family mornings, especially on school days, can be frantic. However, I want to make sure to send the kids off with a filled belly to help start their day off right.
Overnight oats are a quick option that can be made with many flavors and ingredients, making it a versatile breakfast option. Lately, I’ve been involving my kids in the kitchen since they’re at the age where they can help prep simple foods. Breakfast is a great meal to start off kids cooking in the kitchen because of the relatively simple prep of ingredients compared to dinner that may require stoves or ovens.
How do you make Overnight Oats?
This rainbow fruit overnight oats recipe requires oats. The base recipe can’t get any easier, just an equal ratio of old-fashioned oats and milk is all you need. We use lowfat 2% milk which, when combined with oats, provides a good amount of protein to help fuel the family for breakfast, but you can substitute whole or your favorite non-dairy milk. Just remember what you use will impact the richness and texture of the oats, a thinner, lower-fat dairy will be less rich than whole milk. When combined with layers of colorful rainbow fruits, the overnight oats become a meal that satisfies.
The simplicity of this recipe is that kids can help you prep all the ingredients. You can choose to layer all the fruit along with the oats and milk the night before, or just prep the oatmeal and milk mixture and layer fresh fruit in the morning. You can choose to keep it plain or simple or add a boost and sweetener like chia seed and honey, which is what we did. See below and follow along step-by-step as my daughter shows you how to make this delicious rainbow fruit overnight oats recipe.
What toppings can you add to overnight oatmeal?
You can add so many ingredients to bring out the nutrition profile of overnight oats! Just think of it as a cereal and think of cereal toppings. In that regards, dried seeds, nuts, fruits, coconut, honey, maple syrup, and even chocolate or caramel drizzles would work.
Rainbow Fruit Overnight Oats – Ingredients:
– Old Fashioned Oats
– Lowfat Milk
– Mangos, raspberries, kiwi, and blueberry fruit
– Honey (optional)
– Chia seeds (optional)
– 1 Quart Mason Jar
Rainbow Overnight Oats
- 1 quart mason jar
- 1 1/2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 1/2 Cups Lowfat Milk You can use whole or non-dairy alternatives
- 1/4 Cup Mango Chopped
- 1/4 Cup Raspberries
- 1/4 Cup Kiwi fruit Chopped
- 1/4 Cup Blueberries Chopped
- 1 TBSP Honey (optional)
- 1 TBSP Chia seed (optional)
- Step 1. Add the oats into a bowl.
- Step 2. Add chia seeds (optional), milk, and honey to the bowl with oats. Stir to mix well. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator overnight.The next morning, the milk should have absorbed most of the oat. You should have a creamy oatmeal mixture. Now it’s time to layer your jar with fruit!
- Step 3. Alternate your fruit and oatmeal layers in your jar. To create a rainbow pattern, start with blueberries at the bottom of the jar, followed by kiwi, mango and raspberries – alternating with layers of overnight oats in between the fruit layers.
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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.