I’m sure those of you who are food fanatics have heard of overnight oats! But if not, I’m glad you’re checking out my post to see what the buzz is all about. Overnight oats are simply delicious. Think oatmeal, but instead of being warm, it’s cold like your morning bowl of cereal and milk.
I discovered overnight oats earlier this year, and then after seeing them all over the internet and social media, I decided I had to give them a try. So a few months ago, I mixed up a concoction. Over the past few months, I have tweaked my recipe, and I think it’s pretty darn good now!
What’s great about overnight oats is that they’re so easy to make! This is the perfect breakfast for when you know you’re in for a busy morning the next day or are just looking for something nutritious and filling that you can eat on the go.
How to Make
First, you’re going to need a jar or some kind of container that you can seal up. I begin by putting the oats in the bottom. It will work with any kind (rolled, quick, or steel cut). Next, layer on your protein powder. This is totally optional, but it will make your oats a lot more filling! I use vanilla flavored protein powder, but it would be really good with any of your favorite flavors.
After this, pour in one tablespoon of chia seeds. If you haven’t had chia seeds before, they are full of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids (which are good for you!). When you refrigerate your oats overnight, the chia seeds will soak up the liquids and help thicken the mixture.
Lastly, add some yogurt if desired. This will just make the oats a bit creamier and I think tastier. And finally, pour in the almond milk. Twist on your lid tightly and shake up the jar. Make sure to mix it thoroughly.
Store in the fridge overnight (or for at least 4 hours) and enjoy in the morning! I like to top my oats with blueberries, peaches, or peanut butter. You can also opt to add in some cinnamon or vanilla extract to the recipe if it is too plain for you.
½ cup oats (rolled or quick)
½ – 1 scoop protein powder
1 tablespoon chia seeds
¼ cup plain or vanilla yogurt
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Fruit, peanut butter, or other toppings, if desired
- Pour oats into a jar or other sealable container. I like to use Quaker quick oats. Add protein powder on top (I prefer vanilla flavored protein powder, but use whatever is your favorite type).
- Next, add your chia seeds. Scoop your yogurt on top. Dannon Light & Fit vanilla yogurt is a great option.
- Lastly, pour in the almond milk. I like the Silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
- Seal container tightly and shake to mix thoroughly.
- Place in refrigerator overnight (or for at least 4 hours).
- Enjoy in the morning! Put any desired toppings on top.
Thanks for reading about one of my favorite breakfast recipes! I hope you enjoy.