Easy Overnight Oatmeal

Happy day before Thanksgiving!

I’ve had a pretty productive day off work today, getting lots of little things done around the house and also relaxing on the couch a bit with this girl-

Lexi's "What do you want? Why are you bothering me?" face

I’ve been meaning to share a recipe for a breakfast that I’ve been eating like crazy lately… Easy Overnight Oatmeal! This is a perfect healthy breakfast that is prepared ahead of time to make for an easy meal in the morning. Perfect to keep in mind after the long weekend if you’re looking for a way to get back on track with healthy eating!

Overnight Oatmeal has four key ingredients- Oats, milk (any kind- I prefer unsweetened vanilla almond milk), greek yogurt and Chia Seeds. The chia seeds are important- they are what will thicken everything up!

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Throw everything in a bowl or jar (bonus points if it’s a cute, color tinted mason jar like this one from Target!)

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And either stir or shake up until everything is combined.

The base of the oatmeal is done, now comes the fun part! Adding your own flavors! Before I put the jar in the fridge, I usually add in a spoonful of peanut butter and a drizzle of raw honey for a little sweetness. This part is completely up to you!

Once you have your base all ready to go, place in the refrigerator over night, or for at least 2-3 hours. I usually make a few of these on a Sunday or Monday, then I have breakfast ready to go for the next few days! The less thinking and work first thing in the morning the better.

Right before I eat my oatmeal, I add in another splash of milk and stir everything up. At this point, you can microwave the oatmeal if you’d like it warmed, but I usually eat this dish cold! Don’t knock it ’till ‘ya try it!

You can add more toppings and ingredients in the morning as well! Sometimes I like to add slivered almonds or walnut pieces for some crunch. I’ve also added banana slices and berries. The possibilities are endless!

Easy Overnight Oatmeal

  • 1/4 C Oats
  • 1/4 C Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 C Milk (any kind) plus a splash after refrigeration
  • 2 tsp Chia Seeds
  • Optional: Nut butter, honey or maple syrup for sweetener, fruit, nuts, etc.

Place first 4 ingredients in a bowl or mason jar. Stir or shake until well combined. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.  Right before eating, add a splash of milk and stir. Add any additional optional ingredients, and enjoy warmed or cold.

Let me know what kinds of toppings you try on yours!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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