There are numerous variations of overnight oats available online…and since I didn’t want to feel left out, I decided to share my own basic recipe. For those of you that have never had overnight oats – you are missing out. The idea is to whip up a bowl of oats before bed, allow them to soak up the liquid overnight, and breakfast is ready to go when you wake up. It’s a super easy and healthy grab-and-go breakfast option…and taste fabulous!
The thing that makes overnight oats so much fun, is the topping options are endless. This particular batch is topped with homemade fruit syrup and natural peanut butter. It taste like a pb&j sandwich, and I love it! If peanut butter and jam isn’t your thing, get creative; nuts, fruit, nut butters, yogurt, etc. are all great options! (note: the parfait style display was assembled after the oats had set overnight).
I highly recommend using a full fat Greek yogurt in this recipe. It makes the oats super creamy and yummy…but if full fat yogurt isn’t your thing, then nonfat Greek yogurt works as well.
- 1/2 cup old fashion oats
- 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used almond milk)
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup yogurt of choice (I used full fat Greek yogurt)
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl
- Cover and refrigerate overnight
- Add toppings of choice and enjoy
What is your favorite topping on your overnight oats?