Overnight oats are basically a cold version of oatmeal. Instead of cooking them on a cooker or microwave you let the oats sit in the refrigerate overnight and absorb all the liquids. Overnight oats are a quick healthy breakfast that is great for those busy mornings. If you are looking for a simple, filling, wholesome and delicious recipe to add to your life, I highly recommend this one.
1/2 cup (heaping) oats
1/3 – 1/2 cup unsweetened milk of choice (depending on how thick you prefer it)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup of Greek yoghurt
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons of maple syrup (optional)
Handful of sliced mangoes, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries
Additional flavored greek yoghurt
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl, then transfer the mixture in a mason jar or any jar with a cap.
- Cover jar tightly and refrigerate for 4 hours, but preferably overnight before eating.
- The following day garnish with desired toppings or enjoy as is.
*I recommend keeping a 1:1 ratio for the oats. The recipe above for the oats is a base, and the toppings are endless. You can use anything and substitute the ingredients to fit your preference.
Food Blogger Michelle Owino is one of the Contributors for the Bay Area Munchies column.