Overnight oats are so easy to make and incredibly nutritious and delicious. The hardest part is waiting for them to sit in the fridge for two to eight hours. In light of this, I always make up enough for the week as they last in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. In this recipe, I made the base and added blueberries. You can use the base and add whatever you like to it. For example, you can add strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, peanut butter, or just about anything for that matter. This sky is the limit. As always, be creative as you like.
I'm always looking for a quick and easy breakfast and overnight oats are the perfect solution. They only involve combining a few ingredients in jars or a large bowl. Simply mix the ingredients, which takes about five minutes, put them in the fridge for two hours or overnight. Walla! Do you have overnight oats for the next morning. The great thing is, they keep in the fridge for about four days. I often make up enough for the week.
Add all of the ingredients in a mason jar or sealable container. Mix or shake until well combined. Place in the fridge for two hours or overnight.
Serve and enjoy your overnight oats.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.
As always, feel free to alter the ingredients according to your liking. I often put more maple syrup in for additional sweetness. Honey can be used as well.
Use the regular oats and not the instant oats as they tend to get too mushy.
The Chia seeds are optional but add a pudding like texture which is delicious.
You can use plain yogurt but Greek adds a bit more flavour. On that note, flavoured yogurt is a nice touch as well.
Of course, use the fruit of your choice. Peanut butter is a nice ingredient too.