Overnight Oats- Elizabeth’s Edition

I had never tried overnight oats before this past weekend. I always read blog posts about people eating “overnight oats”, so it was on my list of things to try. Though I was a little apprehensive about the chia seeds, not really sure what they were, I have to say this is one of my new favorite breakfasts. I can make it ahead of time and have a jar in the fridge to take with me to work for breakfast/lunch. The chia seeds make the consistency very thick, so I like to add coffee creamer or milk in the morning. You can also add crunchy toppings like granola, nuts, dried fruits, or may favorite- crushed graham crackers. I made up my own recipe since the ingredients are basic and you can tailor the amounts to your desire. So this is how I like it:

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Ingredients:

1 cup oats

1 6oz container greek yogurt

1 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1/2 cup milk

additional toppings

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and separate into two jars. Refrigerate overnight or for a few hours. Top with additional milk and toppings of your choice.

*Makes two servings

Calories per serving: 300

 

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3 thoughts on “Overnight Oats- Elizabeth’s Edition

  1. Elise Moser says:

    I love overnight oats! I don’t eat them all the time but I’ll get cravings for them. If the chia seeds make them too thick for you, you could cut them back or add more liquid. I use plain yogurt instead of Greek yogurt, which helps because it’s not as thick (hasn’t been strained.)

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