If you are looking for a delicious breakfast that is fast and healthy for hectic (or lazy!) mornings, this is it. It’s full of healthy fiber, calcium, and protein to start your day right. Wake up to a breakfast that is ready-to-eat when you're hungry and requires just a few minutes of prep time before you go to bed--no cooking necessary.
The thick, pudding-like consistency comes from the chia seeds, which turn into a gel as they absorb the milk. The oats also absorb the milk and become soft and creamy.
The Greek yogurt helps to ferment the oats, which breaks them down for easy digestion with no cooking required. And although the yogurt adds extra creaminess and bioavailability, it’s easy to leave out for a dairy-free version.
You can make your overnight oats in advance since they will stay perfect in the refrigerator for up to five days. That means you can make oats for the whole week on Sunday night.
Some favorite toppings for these oats include: hazelnuts, ground cardamom, orange zest, pomegranate seeds, blueberries, chopped pecans, cinnamon, and banana slices. Try different toppings to discover your favorites and create your own perfect oats version.
Easy, Creamy Overnight Oats
1/2 c Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
1/2 c Almond Milk (or your favorite milk)
1 T Chia Seeds
1 T Greek Yogurt
1 T Honey
Nut butter, nuts, fruit, granola, or your favorite toppings
Combine the oats, milk, chia seeds, yogurt and honey in a bowl; be sure that everything is well-mixed.
Portion out the oats into individual serving glasses or bowls. The base recipe will only make one serving.
Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight, or for up to five days.
Add your toppings before serving; experiment to find your favorite combinations. Enjoy!