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Apricot Ginger Overnight Oats

January 16, 2017
Apricot Ginger Overnight Oats - these are so easy to make and really delicious. The PERFECT breakfast for a busy day! (vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.com

There’s no question that a good bowl of oatmeal is a staple in our house. Warm creamy oatmeal, overnight ready-in-5-minutes oatmeal, baked oatmeal, and even blended oatmeal (sounds gross but it’s tasty, I’m talking about this one) — I eat one of these almost every single day, especially during the winter months. I’ve long given up plain oatmeal, though. I add cacao (chocolate oatmeal with orange zest), berries (cherry blueberry oatmeal), pineapple (recipe soon!), superfoods (pink raspberry acai oatmeal), nuts, seeds & dried fruit (apple pie oatmeal), or even vegetables (carrot cake oatmeal)! The options are endless! There are so many flavors you could add that I don’t think I could get ever tired of oatmeal. If you for some reason do, you can always swap oats with quinoa and make yourself a delicious bowl of quinoa porridge! But today, I have a recipe for these amazing Apricot Ginger Overnight Oats you’ll absolutely love! Overnight oats are so incredibly easy, you can literally throw the ingredients together in the evening and eat it straight away in the morning!

Apricot Ginger Overnight Oats - these are so easy to make and really delicious. The PERFECT breakfast for a busy day! (vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.com


This week month has been pretty hectic, to say the least. Turns out working full time and successfully running a blog at the same time is harder than I thought. To be honest, I’ve been struggling quite a bit to push out posts lately and stick to my schedule of two posts a week. This post was originally planned for  January 12 but that didn’t quite work out. Working a full-time job in an office is probably a whole different thing than working in busy retail. I’m too tired after work to write, then sleep late so I can’t do it in the morning which leaves it to my off days when I still end up sleeping late thanks to being incredibly tired and end up not having much time for my blog anyway. I hardly ever shoot on those off days because I don’t really feel inspired lately to shoot anything. And when I don’t feel the inspiration, the pictures always come out horrible. Frankly, I don’t have any new recipes either because I don’t have the time to test them during the week. All in all, it’s a disaster for my blogging life and all I can say is that I can’t wait to go part time again starting February even though that means making less money with my day job. On a positive note, I’ll finally have the time I need to work on my blog and hopefully, I’ll stick to my posting schedule and create awesome recipes for you ;) I honestly have so much respect for those working full time but still managing to share three good posts a week. It literally blows my mind!

I kind of want to punch myself in the face when I think back to this time last year when I didn’t have a day job for a full 5 months and actually wasted all that precious time doing meaningless stuff instead of working on my blog. I didn’t care so much that I ended up posting Christmas recipes in January and only posted one recipe a week even though I’d probably manage three if I tried a bit more. Ahh the things I could do with that time now! But you can’t change the past, can you? Everything has it’s time and I needed that year to realize how much I care about this website and about shooting, cooking, and creating stuff for you. I now know that this is what I want to do every single day and I’m working really hard to get where I want to be. Seeing so many other bloggers who successfully managed to give up their day job and start working on their blog full time is all I need to keep me inspired and sure that I can do it too one day.

I love what Bjork Ostrom of FoodBlogger Pro says about the “1% infinity” which basically means you do one small thing each and every day to achieve big goals in the long run. You can’t do all at once. You take one step at a time towards your goals and that’s ultimately how you achieve them. Whatever is that you want to achieve, it doesn’t matter if it’s a personal, health, or career goal. Apply the 1% infinity and do one thing that willl get you closer to your goal each and every day and you can be sure you’ll achieve anything you dream of. You just have to start.

Apricot Ginger Overnight Oats - these are so easy to make and really delicious. The PERFECT breakfast for a busy day! (vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.comApricot Ginger Overnight Oats - these are so easy to make and really delicious. The PERFECT breakfast for a busy day! (vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.comApricot Ginger Overnight Oats - these are so easy to make and really delicious. The PERFECT breakfast for a busy day! (vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.com

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Apricot Ginger Overnight Oats
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ tsp ground ginger (add more or less, this is up to you)
  • ½ tsp coconut sugar (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1-2 chopped apricots, fresh or frozen (heaping ½ cup)
  • optional add-ins: nut butter, goji berries, vanilla
Instructions
  1. Put the oats, ginger, coconut sugar, and chia seeds into a mason jar and stir.
  2. Pour in the milk and mix until everything is well combined.
  3. Stir in the chopped apricots.
  4. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 3 hours.
  5. Keeps well in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Apricot Ginger Overnight Oats - these are so easy to make and really delicious. The PERFECT breakfast for a busy day! (vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.com


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38 Comments

  • Reply Tiffany Sarmiento January 18, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    I freaking LOVE overnight oats! This sounds delicious – cannot wait to try.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 18, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Yay! I’m glad you like these, Tiffany! :)

  • Reply Amber January 18, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Ginger and apricot sound really nice in this

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 18, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks, Amber! xx

  • Reply Rochelle Valle January 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    These look absolutely amazing and super simple to make. Thanks for sharing.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 18, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks so much, Rochelle! :)

  • Reply Kristine-Bites of Flavor January 18, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    YUM!! I am obsessed with oatmeal and I love that you used apricots. Love this!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 18, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      Thanks, Kristine! I can’t wait for the apricot season, they’re the best :)

  • Reply Jessica Bradshaw (@loveyoumoretoo) January 18, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    These are SO PRETTY! They look delicious. I am just now jumping on the overnight oats bandwagon, so I will add this to my rotation.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 18, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Thank you so much, Jessica! I love making overnight oats because they’re so easy and quick and that’s all I ask for in a breakfast ;)

  • Reply Amanda | Maple Alps January 18, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Hello, Apricot Ginger Oats! You look delicious!

    Thanks for sharing this! I need to try this for sure!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 19, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      Thanks, Amanda! Hope you love it! :)

  • Reply Heather @Boston Girl Bakes January 19, 2017 at 12:39 am

    This looks so creamy and delicious! And perfect for those hectic weekday mornings!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 19, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      I know, right? Nothing beats a quick breakfast :) Thanks!

  • Reply lesley sullivan January 19, 2017 at 1:46 am

    This looks AMAZING! And good job running a blog and working, keep it up girlfriend!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 19, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you so much, Lesley!<3

  • Reply Pamela Arsena January 20, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I am going to have try this Apricot ginger oatmeal! This sounds like a yummy way to make a tried and true breakfast favorite yummy again!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 20, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      Hope you love it! It’s definitely a favorite of mine :)

  • Reply Elizabeth Doren January 20, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    This looks so good. I have a 2 yr old at home and she’s super picky but this is so colorful I think I could sell her on the idea. Your pictures are beautiful by the way.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 20, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Aww I’m sure she’d like this one! Maybe just don’t add too much ginger ;) and thank you!

  • Reply Rachel G January 20, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I love making different varieties of oatmeal for breakfast! I never have thought of adding apricot before, though!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 20, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Me neither until this overnight oatmeal happened haha! It’s such a good combo with the ginger<3

  • Reply Bianca Osbourne January 20, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    This recipe is some serious breakfast goals!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 20, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks Bianca! ;)

  • Reply Ruthie Ridley January 20, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Overnight oats are the best and this one looks too good with the apricot and ginger! Great images too!!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 20, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you so much, Ruthie! :)

  • Reply Cristina January 20, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Your photos are so beautiful! What camera do you use?
    I’ve hard a lot about overnight oats and although I have porridge a few times per week at breakfast I never tried overnight oats.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 20, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      Thank you so much! I use Canon 700D (also called Rebel T5i depending on where you live) mostly with the 50mm f/1.4 Canon lens :) and you really should, they’re awesome!

  • Reply Cait Weingartner January 21, 2017 at 4:28 am

    These overnight oats look so delicious! I am a big oatmeal fan, but let’s face it, sometimes plain oatmeal can be a bit dull. Looking forward to trying this tasty flavor combo soon!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks so much Cait! Totally agreed. I love the apricot ginger combo :)

  • Reply Style & Life by Susana January 21, 2017 at 4:47 am

    This looks AMAZING!!!! I’m going to have to try this for my mum as she loves this too. Thank you for this, it looks delicious. Photos are amazing!

    Style & Life by Susana – http://www.susanalopessnarey.com/what-im-wearing-today-2/

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks so much Susana! Fun fact: my mom’s name is Susana too haha!

  • Reply Joscelyn | Wife Mama Foodie January 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Yum! Love overnight oats and this sounds like such a delicious combo! Will have to try it soon!!!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Yay, let me know how you liked it if you do! :)

  • Reply kara January 22, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    omg I never thought to put this combo together but I LOVE apricot so this is genius!! Pinning for later :)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 23, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Thanks so much Kara! I’m glad you like it :)

  • Reply Megan January 23, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Don’t be so hard on yourself for not cranking out the posts! Quality is always better than quantity. I love seeing what you’re making each time I end up on your blog. And your photos, as I’m sure you know I’ve said before, blow me away. Keep doing what you’re doing!! You are going places!!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 23, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Wow thank you so much for the kind words, Megan! I appreciate it :)<3

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