Sunday Side Up: Overnight Oatmeal
This recipe is all about convenience, variation and simplicity. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and this is a healthy, quick breakfast option that can be tweaked according to what you like. With all the freshness of frozen yogurt and the nutrition of good old-fashioned grains, this overnight oatmeal is sure to please your stomach — and your social calendar.
Adapted from The Yummy Life
Prep Time: 10 minutes
“Cook” Time: Overnight
Total time: Only 10 minutes the night before
A re-sealable container
Milk (any kind)
Greek yogurt (any flavor)
Dried fruit of your choice
Flavoring (cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, cocoa powder, etc.)
*Something to add crunch (slivered almonds, granola, etc.)
*Sweetener (sugar, honey, etc.)
*Fresh fruit of your choice
* = optional
1. Measure out any amount of oats you want into your container, then pour enough milk over the oats to cover them.
2. Add the Greek Yogurt. I put in approximately two tablespoons.
3. Add your dried fruit and shake it up.
Tip: If you are using a larger dried fruit, like apricots, cut it into smaller pieces first.
4. Add your crunch, flavors, and sweeteners to taste.
Tip: Use about the same amount of crunch as you did dried fruit, 2-3 dashes of your flavor (in our case, cinnamon), and as much sweetener as desired. And for an even healthier version try adding Flax or Chia seeds at this step.
5. Stir it up and put it in the refrigerator. Leave it there overnight and get ready for a treat in the morning.
Overnight, the oats soften as they soak up all that milk, yogurt, sweetness and flavor. This grab-and-go breakfast will satisfy and energize you for the day ahead.
Don’t forget to top with fresh fruit the next morning (if desired). Bon appetit!
Other possible combinations:
Dried cranberries, chocolate chips, walnut pieces
A spoonful of nutella, slices of banana
Sliced apple (fresh or dried), honey
A spoonful of canned pumpkin, vanilla extract, cinnamon