Trader Joe’s overnight oats are refrigerated breakfast items or snacks that require no cooking. They come in two flavors, almond butter chia and vanilla. The almond butter chia flavor is creamy with a chewy texture from the chia seeds, and the vanilla flavor is more like regular oatmeal.
They come in single serve containers which makes it easy to just pop out of the fridge and eat or bring to work as a snack.
Both flavors are Gluten-Free and Kosher.
Decent price: Vanilla Overnight Oats costs $1.99 and the Almond Butter Chia Overnight Oats costs $2.29.
Need to keep them refrigerated.
Can easily make it at home and divide it up into your own single-serve containers.
I picked these Trader Joe’s overnight oats up at my local store recently, intrigued by how easy it would be to have overnight oats without the fuss of making them myself.
Trader Joe’s currently offers two flavors, almond butter chia and vanilla-flavored overnight oats (without chia seeds). I found them in the refrigerator section of the store.
The packaging is pretty simple. These overnight oats come in a small container weighing only 5.5 oz. You simply peel back the label and dig in!
There’s no added sugar in either of these, which is excellent if sugar is a concern. They are naturally sweetened with date paste. But, of course, if you like things sweeter, you can always sprinkle sugar on top or add any additional sweetener of your choice.
The texture of the almond butter chia one was very creamy, with the chia seeds giving it a somewhat chewy flavor. Rolled oats combined with almond butter make the oatmeal creamy, while chia seeds add a punch of protein. Even though the package is small, it’s pretty filling with almond butter, rolled oats, date paste, chia seeds, and sea salt.
The vanilla overnight oats have a slightly different texture. They are still very creamy, but the oats are not as blended as the almond butter chia version, making the vanilla texture closer to regular cooked oats. The almond butter also makes these quite filling!
They aren’t watery at all and remind me more of a pudding. The consistency resembles something slightly creamier than regular rolled oats topped with almond milk or any alternative milk beverage of your choice.
What Are Overnight Oats, Anyways?
Overnight oats are basically oatmeal that you make the night before and then eat in the morning. The oats soak overnight in a liquid, like almond milk, non-dairy yogurt, or a combination of both. You can also add other flavors to your nighttime mixture, like cinnamon or vanilla extract. Then, in the morning, once you’re ready to eat it, just add some toppings, and voila! Breakfast is served.
They are perfect all by themselves right out of the package.
Mix in your favorite fruit for a nutritional boost.
Add sugar, maple syrup, or your preferred sweetener if you need more sweetness.
Trader Joe’s Almond Butter Chia Overnight Oats are a convenient alternative to making your own. | Photo Credit: Trader Joe’s
The ingredients are almond beverage (water, almond butter), rolled oats, dates, vanilla extract (water, ethyl alcohol, vanilla bean extractives), and sea salt. See the photo below for full nutritional details.
Photo Credit: Trader Joe’s / TraderJoes.com
Would I buy these again?
Yes, I would as it’s a convenient alternative to other breakfast items. Try both flavors as they are quite different in texture and taste, you may like one better than the other! If you’ve tried either one of these Trader Joe’s overnight oats flavors then let us know your thoughts below!
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