This breakfast is fun to make, in a science-project kind of way. Overnight oats is a new phenomenon in my life. Maybe you've already heard of it. Maybe this is old news and I've just been living a sheltered life. But I'll explain it as if you don't know what I'm talking about. The idea is that you mix dry oats (I use plain quick oats) with some milk or water, place it in the fridge at night, and in the morning the oats will have absorbed the liquid to create this cold, creamy deliciousness. I've made it a few different ways, but I've finally landed on the perfect recipe for me.
To make the oats, I mixed 1/4 cup quick oats, 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 spoonful of honey flavored Greek yogurt (non-fat), and half tbsp chia seeds. The yogurt adds extra creaminess and the perfect hint of honey. Chia seeds are tasteless little guys that your tongue won't even notice - they just have tons of protein and omega-3, so they're a good thing to keep on hand. After you mix up everything, put it in the fridge at night. It may look unappetizing at this point.
But in the morning, you will have oatmeal! Then you can decide what kind of toppings to add. There's an endless amount of possibilities, but here's how I like mine.
This is a super tasty and filling breakfast. I hope you'll try it!
Overnight Oat Parfait
1/4 cup quick oats
1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 spoonful non-fat honey Greek yogurt
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 banana, sliced
2 strawberries, sliced
1/2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
1/2 tbsp unsalted sunflower seeds
1 tbsp sweetened coconut flakes
drizzle of honey
In a small bowl, mix oats, milk, yogurt and chia seeds. Place in the fridge at night. In the morning, slice the banana in the bottom of a new bowl and pour oats on top. Then add the remaining ingredients on top.
Calories: 250 Protein: 11 g Fiber: 6 gFat: 8.5 gSugar: 14 g
Today I'm extra thankful for my job at BridgeWay Church, mainly because I get to work with these awesome people. I'm one blessed girl.