Berry Kombucha Overnight Oats are a healthy breakfast with a deliciously unique tangy-meets-sweet taste that delivers fruit, fiber, and probiotics all in one jar!
I have been obsessed with kombucha lately.
The first time I tried kombucha I thought it was deceivingly disgusting–looking so fruity and sweet but tasting like vinegar. Slowly sip by sip I started to tolerate it, but only the really fruity flavors like strawberry and mango that helped to mask that unmistakeable fermentation tang. But now I’m in so deep on this kombucha love that I find myself going for the funky flowery flavors like hibiscus and lavender, or even the ginger variety!
I must confess, I haven’t bravely ventured into trying the ones with chia seeds floating in them yet. Like a weird cross between beverage and chia pudding, two things I’m not sure I ever really wanted to combine. But I shouldn’t knock it until I try it.
Kombucha seems to be a love it or hate it topic, but with most foods I think it’s possible to bridge that gap. Acquire the taste if you wish to. And one of the best ways to do that is to use the food as an ingredient. At least that usually works best for me.
Case(s) in point: Larabars helped me discover my love of dates. Fruity frosty frappuccinos helped me warm up to turmeric. After dozens of batches of these donuts I adore the very-distinct-and-at-first-odd taste of cassava flour. And I am slowly working my way towards loving coconut flour too, one recipe at a time.
So if you hate kombucha but want to love it, perhaps these overnight oats can help you get used to the flavor.
If you like kombucha but don’t love it enough to want to drink it all the time (even though that’s an expensive habit unless you make your own), perhaps these overnight oats can help you learn to love it.
If you already love kombucha and want to try a new and different way to use it, these overnight oats could again be the answer.
I personally fall into the last category. And my obsession with kombucha coupled with the deliciously unique tangy-meets-sweet taste is what makes me love this probiotic-rich breakfast in a jar. It’s also requires very minimal effort to throw together, which always calls for bonus points in my
The basic liquid to oat ratio is the same for any overnight oat recipe: 1 part oats to 2 parts liquid. That usually means 1/2 cup oats to 1 cup liquid for a single serving. I tested this recipe using all kombucha for the liquid and it was a little too strong and not creamy enough. Half kombucha and half non-dairy milk (I used coconut) was the perfect balance of creamy and kombucha-bold. I do recommend adding 1-2 tablespoons of sweetener, I used maple syrup. And chia seeds are always a nice addition to make your overnight oats extra thick.
You can of course use any favorite kombucha brand or variety. In this recipe I used the GT’s Synergy hibiscus flavor. And to compliment that I blended up a quick berry smoothie to pour on top for extra fruity contrast. And maybe possibly also because the glass was too big for the oats alone and would’ve looked silly sitting there only 3/4 full.
Tip! If you are on the fence about kombucha, try the GT’s Strawberry Serenity flavor. Out of all the GT’s flavors, I’ve tried (which is most of them) it is the sweetest and fruitiest. I have no affiliate with GT’s or anything, that is just the most widely available brand.
Mix, or better yet, shake it all together. Then all you have to do is excitedly wait for breakfast tomorrow. Be sure to screw on the lid super tight so none of the fermented probiotic goodness slips out overnight. I’m not sure if that is actually possible, but better not risk it!
Berry Kombucha Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup kombucha
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup or sweetener of choice
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 3/4-1 cup non-dairy milk
- Optional: 1 banana or 2 dates for extra sweetness
Combine all the overnight oat ingredients in a jar. Stir/shake to mix.
Seal tightly and refrigerate overnight.
The following morning, blend up the smoothie ingredients.
Remove the oats from the refrigerator and give them a quick stir.
Pour the smoothie on top of the oats, add more berries/fruit/toppings as desired, and enjoy!
And can we please just take a moment to appreciate the fact that these photos were NOT shot on a white background? Already starting in on those 2017 goals, booyah!!
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Kombucha–love it or hate it?
Favorite flavor? Have you tried the chia-filled kind?