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Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

This Overnight Oatmeal recipe is an easy, healthy, and simple breakfast that you can make ahead for busy mornings and customize with your favorite toppings!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill 8 hours
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 - 6 servings
Calories 381kcal
Author Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 cup milk of choice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cup old fashioned oats

Toppings:

  • fresh fruits of choice

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk yogurt and chia seeds together. Adding chia seeds to the yogurt will make the texture more pudding-like.
  • Pour in milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and whisk until well combined. Now add in the oats and give it a good stir.
  • Cover with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate for 30 minutes to overnight.
  • When you’re ready to serve, add a drizzle of maple syrup and top with your favorite fruits.
  • Stir well, and enjoy.

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Notes

  • You can prep these 30 mins in advance or overnight.
  • Adding almond butter or peanut butter makes these oats even creamier and gives a nutty/savory twist to the flavor.
  • Do not use quick oats as they will get too soggy when soaked with milk. Also, do not use steel-cut oats because they won’t soften enough to eat with milk. Stick with plain old fashioned oats for the best results.
  • If you prefer a looser consistency to your overnight oatmeal recipe, add a little more milk.
  • Add your toppings just before serving. Toppings can not only prevent the soaking process from happening but throw off the liquid to oat ratio, leaving you with soggy oats!
  • To make gluten-free use gluten-free oats.
  • To make dairy-free use a dairy-free milk option, almond milk works great.

Nutrition

Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 267IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 368mg | Iron: 3mg