When I saw this blog about overnight oatmeal I loved the idea and decided to try it for myself! How great would it be to make a whole bunch of oatmeals and throw them in the fridge? Breakfast for the week! Plus its SUPER healthy. For mine I did oats, greek yogurt (non-fat, no sugar), chia seeds, almond extract, maple syrup, almond milk and black berries! Doesn’t that sound amazing? And it was so easy. I made 4 to start off (one with blueberries for my dad). It took me 5 minutes. Literally. And now they’re all in the fridge ready for breakfast tomorrow. EASY!
Here’s my recipe.
Make in a cute little mason jar or small Tupperware (this makes single serve portions)
1/4 C Oats
1/3 C Coconut Milk (Could use any type of milk)
1/4 C Greek Yogurt (I used non-fat, plain)
1 T Chia seeds
1 t almond extract
1 T maple syrup (Could use agave or honey or sugar)
Fruit (I used blackberries and blueberries)
Put the oats, milk, yogurt, extract, chia seeds, and maple syrup in your container. Cover and shake until mixed. Top with the fruit. Cover. Refrigerate overnight. Enjoy!
You can make so many different versions of this. Try different milk, sweeteners, fruit, etc. A lot of times I will add cinnamon or a little brown sugar. It’s great with bananas and strawberries. You can add a little nut butter. It’s great to be creative and try lots of different combinations! I’d love to hear some of your favorites!
Here are some smilier containers. https://amzn.to/3WFMTpb
*I got the idea from this blog http://www.theyummylife.com/Refrigerator_Oatmeal They have tons of different ideas for different flavors. I can’t wait to try them all!
Do you use quick oats? And do you microwave it? If so for how long? Sounds delicious!
We use regular old fashioned rolled oats. Don’t microwave it. Just mix it all together and refrigerate it overnight. It softens up and is delicious in the morning!
Thanks! Can’t wait to try it!
Hi. Do you have to grind the chia seeds before adding them to the mixture? Thanks
No I don’t grind them at all! Just put them in and they soften up overnight.
hi, how long can you leave them in the fridge for?
I probably wouldn’t leave them longer than a week especially if they have fresh fruit in them.
Sounds so yummy. Is there a specific Greek yogurt you use that is non-dairy? You said you use almond milk because you are dairy free so I was wondering about the yogurt. I haven’t tried any non-dairy yogurts yet so was wondering if you had a good suggestion. Thanks.
At that point in time my parents were both lactose intolerant so we only had alternate milk, but they could tolerate regular greek yogurt. I have tried some non-dairy yogurts but I don’t like most of them! My favorite non-dairy yogurt would be coconut milk. I think the cashew milk and soy milk options are NOT good.