An Overnight Sensation

They’re magically delicious!

I’ve recently had a handful of people ask me for an overnight oats recipe.  Have you heard of this breakfast phenomena?  Overnight oats are a hearty and filling way to start the day.  There are countless ways to dress them up and various ways to make them.  With endless options to customize your oats, there is a necessary base that includes the following. Quantities are for a 1 serving portion.

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Base Ingredients

  1. 1/3 cup whole rolled oats
  2. 2 TBSP Chia Seeds
  3. 1 cup of your own milk preference.  Almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, dairy, hemp milk, flax milk, etc.

These are the essential ingredients.  The chia seeds are what help glue the dish together.  Do not leave this out.  If you don’t have chia seeds you could potentially use milled flaxseeds as they both plump up in liquid.

The Fun Part

You can get as crazy as you want with the remaining ingredients, but just in case too much freedom panics you, here are my favorite combinations:

Banana & Nuts:

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Take the 3 base ingredients and add:

4 oz plain greek or skyr yogurt

1 tsp maple syrup

Mix those ingredients together in a container with a lid and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, remove from fridge and stir.  You may need to splash in a tiny bit more milk in it to loosen it up a little.  Then add the following toppings:

2 TBSP chopped almonds

1/2 sliced banana

cinnamon to taste

After School Special

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The base ingredients, plus:

4 oz vanilla skyr yogurt

1 TBSP peanut butter

Mix the above ingredients together and refrigerate overnight. In the morning add the following:

A splash more liquid as needed.

1 cup raspberries or blueberries

Strawberries and Cream

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The base ingredients (i recommend coconut milk on this one), plus:

Siggi’s Skyr yogurt (coconut flavor) 5.3 oz container

1 TBSP unsweetened coconut flakes

Mix together and refrigerate overnight.

The following morning add 6-8 sliced strawberries (and more liquid if necessary).

Do you have your own custom creation?

If you’ve mastered the art of overnight oats, let me know your favorite combination.

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Click here for even more ideas on how to make the most delicious overnight oatmeal recipes from Allrecipes.com.

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