Looking for a quick, easy, and filling meal? The answer: overnight oats.
One of the best things about oatmeal is how customizable it is. Hot oatmeal is amazing in its own right, but overnight oats are special in that they can be prepared in advance and taste great cold or reheated.
- Berries! Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries all add → great color, texture, flavor, and nutrients.
- Seeds: pepitas and sunflower seeds are among my favorites.
- Nuts: almonds, walnuts, cashews…
- NUT BUTTER. *peanut butter is the queen of toppings*
- Other fresh, frozen, or dried fruit.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (a.k.a. traditional oats)
- 1/3 cup low-fat greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup milk of choice
- 1/3 cup water
- 1-2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp sweetener of choice (I prefer honey)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
- Choice of toppings (see above for suggestions)
- Mix all ingredients (except for toppings) together in a container. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.
- The next morning, or when ready to eat, add toppings and enjoy!
- In the ingredients list, I state 1-2 tbsp of chia seeds. Use depending on what texture you want. If you want something liquid-y, use only 1 tbsp. If you want something more solid and less liquid, use 2 tbsp of chia seeds.
- If using fresh berries, wait to wash them and add until the oats are ready to eat. If not, go ahead and add the toppings overnight.
- You can use frozen berries too. To make this work, add them to the oats when you prepare them and let the container sit in the fridge overnight to defrost.