Monday, February 20, 2012

Make Overnight Oats

These are a few of my favorite things...

Chobani, walnuts, granola, raisins...
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Alright, I'm now finally a huge fan of oatmeal and granola, so it's about time I come around and try these "overnight oats" everyone raves about.  No time to pour my mix-ins into my yogurt before heading out the door?  This seems to be the prescription for when I know I'll have a very rushed morning.

The deal is, as I understand it, that you simply take your plain yogurt, some uncooked rolled oats, and whatever mix-ins you want (chopped nuts, dried fruit, etc.), and leave it in the fridge overnight, and, like magic, it will be breakfast in the morning.  Well, seems pretty obvious, no?

Well, I gave it a try.  This is the result.

Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1/2 cup oats/nut mix
- 1/4 cup dried fruit (above, raisins. Also try bits of prunes, or apricots, etc)

Other tips:
- mix in 1/4 cup "milk" or water to thin it out. (I used Almond Breeze almond milk, see below.)
- add a bit (a tsp-Tbsp?) of sweetener (honey, agave) to taste

That's just what I happened to do on this one morning, but REALLY: these ratios are TOTALLY up to you!  Depends how yogurt-y vs crunchy you want your oats! 

Then, in the morning, you can either dig in cold, or zap it in the microwave for a quick, warm breakfast.

Dare you.

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Do you like these ingredients mish-moshed together?  If you already love overnight oats, did I do this right?  (Is there a even way to do it wrong?)  Do you have tips, ideas, anything else we should know?


  1. we LLLOOOOOVVVEEE these too.
    Caution. They're addicting :)

  2. I love overnight oats!!! So delicious, especially when you make it with Coachs Oats and Chobani!!!


  4. i keep thinking about making these but simply haven't yet. need to just do it!

  5. so the thing about overnight oats is i thought that everyone ate them i've never tried them! i didn't know some people heated them up in the morning!

    1. I liked em cold too; it's kinda like I make my yogurt most mornings, except chunkier and all the flavors have melted together.

  6. My first bowl of overnight oats changed my life! So many options and possibilities. Definitely swoon worthy ;)

  7. I am obsessed with overnight oats. I don't use yogurt bc I don't eat dairy, but I make mine with almond milk, protein powder, peanut butter and chia seeds. It just rocks my world.

  8. LOVE overnight oats!! I have them once a day - usually either with pumpkin or frozen blueberries. And I just mix greek yogurt with oats, flax, stevia, and water to think. It's a different consistency every day but to me, the thicker the better

  9. I have had overnight oats but I do prefer my oats cooked/hot. Never thought of heating up overnight oats so I'll be sure to try that next time.

  10. I sure do like foods mixed together! Overnight oats are okay.. I eat them much more often during the summer though

  11. I just can't get into ANY form of oats! I feel like I am the only blogger in the world haha. I do love mixing everything else you used together through, just minus the oats :D


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