Spiced turmeric overnight oats combines the powerful anti-inflammatory turmeric with warm spices and nutrient-dense chia seeds for a grab-and-go breakfast. These healthy overnight oats make an easy breakfast meal prep recipe.
Do you struggle to eat breakfast everyday? Does it often get left behind because you’re scrambling in the morning rush trying to get everyone out of the house and to work and school on time?
If this sounds familiar, you are not alone! And that’s where these easy grab-and-go turmeric overnight oats come in. 🙂
These Spiced Turmeric Overnight Oats take less than five minutes (seriously!) to throw the ingredients in a jar, shake, and pop in the fridge. The magic happens overnight as the oats and chia seeds absorb the liquid. Then in the morning all you have to do is open the fridge, grab your jar of overnight oats, and get out the door!
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Aren’t I supposed to be telling you to sit serenely at a table and blissfully enjoy your breakfast with the lovely companionship of friends and family, completely devoid of any and all screens?
Well sure, in a perfect world, yes. But I don’t know about y’all but my world is far from perfect. Does that mean I encourage you, me, or anyone else to have screens around at mealtimes? Definitely not – limiting screens at meals is a fantastic goal. But I do encourage breakfast, and real talk? Sometimes that means having overnight oats as your work computer boots up instead of not eating at all.
This easy grab-and-go breakfast of Spiced Turmeric Overnight Oats is perfect for those busy mornings. Bonus: it’s vegan, free from the top eight most common food allergens, and full of plant-based protein and fiber. Double bonus: it’s full of anti-inflammatory benefits from turmeric!
What is turmeric?
Turmeric is a spice, most commonly used in Asian food. It’s long been used in dishes such as curries, but has been popping up in trendy health foodie circles in golden milks, turmeric lattes, and more due to its anti-inflammatory health benefits. Now, my stance is that no one food or spice will cure as all, but it’s fun to try different spices and foods and see how they work for you. Taste-wise it’s warm, very earthy, and can have a slight bitterness.
Spiced Turmeric Overnight Oats Balanced Flavors
In these Spiced Turmeric Overnight Oats you lose a bit of the bitterness with the addition of a touch of real maple syrup. Despite being a refrigerated breakfast, it feels quite warm and cozy from the warm turmeric spice plus the additional warming fall spices from pumpkin pie spice.
More Easy Breakfast Meal Prep Recipes
Try these other Nutrition to Fit recipes for more easy, healthy breakfast meal prep:
- Overnight Chia Oats
- Chocolate Banana Kefir Chia Pudding
- Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
- Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
- Baked Vanilla Oatmeal Custard
Spiced Turmeric Overnight Oats
- 2/3 cup unsweetened milk substitute i.e. soy, rice, oat, almond milk, etc.
- 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats certified gluten-free if needed
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp real maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- optional garnish/ toppings (i.e. banana slices, nuts or seeds, goji berries, cranberries, etc.)
- Combine all the ingredients in an airtight jar or container and shake until combined. Refrigerate overnight (or until the oats and chia seeds have absorbed the excess liquid, at least 4 hours). Enjoy!