Overnight Oats

Day#2 of yogurt!

And thanks for all your votes so far – I’m so excited to see who gets to go on the trip :)

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Don’t forget – you can vote once a day (per email address) until Tuesday – and make sure to click the button below my picture.

 

One of my favorite breakfasts is overnight oats – I just have to remember to make them the night before ;)

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Thankfully, I wrote myself a note last night so I wouldn’t forget!

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Last night, I mixed up the base:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • chia seeds

I left the base in the fridge overnight and added the finishing touches this morning:

  • 1/2 cup Oikos
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • almond butter

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I will say – most days, I would rather have hot oatmeal. But I love having overnight oats in the spring and summer. A big bowl (or glass!) of cold and refreshing oats, fruit, and yogurt is a great way get going in the morning.

Speaking of…Nick and I went running this morning! We finally had a break in the rain and we were able to get out for about 3 miles before breakfast and work. Yay us!

 

What are your favorite mix-ins for overnight oats?

30 comments

  1. I don’t like overnight oats, but that is the best overnight parfait I’ve seen on any blog. Looks delicious!

  2. I love a good gourmet jam with my yogurt

  3. Your overnight oats parfait looks beautiful! I love using strawberries and banana. I haven’t tried adding chia seeds yet but I’ve heard it makes them even better.

  4. Wow I can’t believe how beautiful that looks! I like preserves or even some cocoa powder :-)

  5. I keep voting for you and Rose through every email I have possible! :)

  6. Overnight oats are my favorite! Yours look so beautiful with the strawberry layers. I love adding strawberries, banana, and almonds in the morning.

  7. We are seriously breakfast twins – I had OO this morning too! ;)

    I love putting frozen fruit on top of mine at night – then in the morning they’ve melted and created an awesome “sauce” to swirl into the oats. YUM!

  8. Wow, those are the best overnight oats I’ve seen!!

    Good luck with the Barnstorming!!! :)

  9. The Overnight Oats look so delicious…wishing I made some last night! I just voted for ya!

    I agree that fresh berries are the way to go with overnight oats and want to try the banana soft serve with it.

  10. YUM! This looks amazing. I will go and vote for you right now :) Good luck

  11. overnight oats make my life exponentially easier – especially when I was at college! I love mixing in some mooshed bananas. It adds such great sweetness!

  12. What a beautiful breakfast – love the parfait look and that layer of almond butter :) I love using chia seeds in overnight oats, but I am definitely still a rookie when it comes to them! I think when it gets hotter I will appreciate them muuchhhh more, though :P

  13. I just voted three times! :D Hooray for multiple email addresses!

    Great job on getting a run in before work!

  14. I have never put greek yogurt in my overnight oats, but it seems like a lot of bloggers do. I guess this is something I should try.

  15. k thats it, tomorrows breakfast = fruit parfait.. must be done! <3 yum!

  16. Soooo I made overnight oats the other day and they just didn’t come out well at ALL! :( I need to work on my skill and mix ins so I’ll check other comments to see what I can do to help! lol

    • I didn’t like them the first time I made them either! I had to find the right ratios to get the texture how I like it.

  17. My favorite for overnight oats is to use Silk Soy Nog as the liquid!

  18. Looks like the perfect summer breakfast! Too bad it never gets warm enough for “summer” here in San Francisco! :) I love topping my overnight oats with fruit (banana, apple, or strawberries) simmered in a bit of almond milk with lots of cinnamon. It makes the perfect combination of warm and cool and lots of fun textures. Enjoy that breakfast!

  19. I like to add real strawberries and almond butter. :-)

  20. I had overnight oats this morning! My bowl contained: 1/3 cup oats, 3oz nonfat plain Greek yogurt, 3oz unsweetened chocolate almond milk, 1/2 banana, truvia, and 1/2 tbsp almond butter. yum!

  21. I have just discovered adding cocoa powder to my oats! Thanks for all the great ideas on how to expand my oatmeal repetoire! Here’s my favorite oatmeal recipe (I love it because it’s in a crockpot!): http://www.fitandfabliving.com/index.php/high-fiber/2719-saturday-morning-crockpot-oatmeal.html.

  22. This is so pretty! Is there a way to make it dairy free?

    • yes! You could definitely make this with soy/almond/hemp/rice/coconut milk and use soy yogurt or coconut milk yogurt instead!

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