I’ve tried overnight oats once before, right when we moved into a new place in Dallas (no microwave yet). I remember them being pretty good and wanting to try them again but honestly, kind of forgot about their existence.
In the spirit of Spring and warmer weather, I decided to try them again (even though it snowed like an inch last night…I swear Spring’s coming!).
What I like about overnight oats is, your breakfast is already ready for you in the morning! The cold oats can take some getting used to but I swear they aren’t bad. This time around instead of only using milk and oats, I added greek yogurt and chia seeds. The chia seeds definitely made the oats thicker which was pretty tasty. Here’s the recipe I used:
Chia Overnight Oats:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 tbsp of plain, nonfat greek yogurt (could used flavored too)
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- 2/3 cup of nonfat milk (you can use any kind you’d like)
- 1/2 a banana, chopped up
That was the base of the oats, I added a couple more toppings today!
I mixed everything up, covered it with plastic wrap, then refrigerated it overnight.
This morning when I took it out of the fridge, it was definitely thicker than your standard bowl of oatmeal!
Honestly, it looked pretty disgusting and I didn’t know how the greek yogurt would taste since it can be harsh sometimes. Since I didn’t want a heaping spoonful of greek yogurt right after brushing my teeth, I topped the oats off with peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon.
Overall, it turned out really good!! The oatmeal was very filling too. I think I’ll make this again but maybe wait until it’s actually warm outside…not 30 degrees. The next few days are supposed to be in the 60′s so we’re getting there!!
Mmmm chia seedy.
In other news, I’m going to a Local Food Expo tonight in a nearby town; I’m so excited! It should be pretty fun. I’m interested to see what the local foodie community is like since we moved here right before winter (I’m sure everything dies down a little in winter). I’ll let you know how it goes tomorrow!
Have you ever tried overnight oats or cold oats? Thoughts?