Overnight Oats: A quick-fix breakfast, that will fill you up and keep you cool, since there is no cooking in this oatmeal recipe!Some summer mornings, it's just too hot for a bowl of steamy oats... on these days, overnight oats are my go-to recipe. Here's a easy, quick-fix (with a few minutes of prep the night before) recipe, that will fill you up and keep you cool, since there is no cooking with these oats!
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- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup milk (almond, skim, hemp, soy, etc)
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- pinch of cinnamon
- pinch of sea salt
- pinch of stevia or a drizzle of honey (if you like a little extra sweetness like me)
ToppingsTopping choices are really endless. Here are a few of my favorites.
- flaxseed meal
- strawberries, sliced
- peaches, sliced
- dried fruits
- almonds, cashews, walnuts, chia seeds, trail mix
- nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew)
A few more tips
- You can make this breakfast as big or as little as you would like, meaning you could go 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup milk, or if you would like it to be a smaller meal, you could scale it down to 1/4 cup of each instead.
- If you would like to make it vegan, like Angela at ohsheglows, just omit the yogurt and add twice as much milk (obviously a non-daily form like almond, soy, hemp).
- You could add any of the above fruit in the overnight mixture, instead of a topping, for more of an infused flavor.
- You could add other mix-ins to the overnight mixture, like cocoa, pumpkin puree, chia seeds...
- Check out Kath's list of overnight oats recipes. She is the Queen of all things oats.