Overnight Oats – endless possibilities!

Overnight Oats – I bet you’ve heard of them, they’re all the rage right now. There are an infinite number of variations – this is just one. I used frozen (thawed) mixed berries from Whole Foods – and WOW! This was like a berries and cream dessert with a little texture from the oats. Loved it! How nice to have breakfast with minimal effort! This time of year with the temptations of unhealthy eating and snacks galore it’s nice to take time to eat healthy in between outings – this is a quick and easy way to do just that!

I read an article about how to make a better batch of overnight oats – a good article from Bon Appetit (a beautiful magazine with fabulous recipes!!

I basically used the Wholefully Classic Overnight Oats (click HERE to view, print or save to Pinterest).

Next time I will add more milk just to see the difference – it was delicious!! I used Chia seeds, regular 2% milk and a quick dash of honey (not much at all). It was perfection! Fred and I split this and it was plenty for us.

Classic Overnight Oats

(Wholefully.com) – 1 large or 2 small servings

1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 heaping cup of rolled oats (I used Old Fashioned)
2/3 cup milk (regular milk, almond, soy, etc. whatever you like)
1 tablespoon of chia seeds (or ground flax meal)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Less than 1 tablespoon honey
Whisk the above ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Spoon into a jar with a tight-fitting lid (open mouth jars are idea – I think I used a pickle jar and it worked).
Closed and refrigerate 4 hours, but preferably overnight.
When you go to eat the oats, I put them in a bowl and added a splash of milk and more berries.

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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