Overnight Oats Recipe

Before I get into my love and obsession with overnight oats I want to start with my first love oatmeal in general. During weight loss oatmeal became my staple breakfast most days of the week. Every morning I would wake up excited about the possibilities of my oats. How was I going to jazz them up that day, was I going to make them taste like apple pie with cinnamon, a chopped apple, and a little brown sugar. Was it going to be a more savory day where the oats would be made with peanut butter and a banana. Regardless of which route I went the oats were always warm, delicious, and comforting. It was nice to know that almost anywhere I went to eat I would be able to find oatmeal and I knew I could be happy and satisfied. It was not until about a year ago reading one of my favorite blogs I heard of overnight oats.

Now if you have not heard about these yet you are missing out! Overnight oats are easy to make, delicious, and super filling! Which for me it is hard to find something at breakfast that will tide me over till my next meal. All you need to do is a little prep the night before and you are all set. Below is my usual go to recipe which typically will make about 1 serving

1/2 cup dry old fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt (my favorite is Fage)

1/4 cup water (or milk)

The night before mix all ingredients into a small bowl, cover, and refrigerate overnight. In the morning you just need to stir and serve. I tend to like my oats a little sweeter so I may add in a teaspoon of jelly and I always eat mine with fruit. My favorite is adding in a cup of grapes!

This morning I became adventurous and tried Pumpkin Overnight Oats. It was delicious and I enjoyed trying something new, but still not the same as the classic recipe.

pumpkin

1/2 cup dry old fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/4 cup almond milk

1 teaspoon of splenda and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

I also added in half a cup of grapes and a half an apple.

 

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