I’m a little late to the overnight oats game, but I’ve found a new obsession that actually makes my life a zillion times easier. I never seem to find time, in the morning to both make and eat my breakfast. I love making hot oatmeal with cooked finely diced apples, cinnamon, and a dollop of my homemade Greek yogurt. But I either forget to make it in time or by the time I’ve made it I’ve run out of time to eat it… Overnight oats have simplified this and it’s ready when I want it.
My first attempt was a simple oats, yogurt, milk, applesauce, and cinnamon. I didn’t have any almond milk, so I used my 1% dairy milk.
The standard ratio for oats is 1/2 cup dry to 1 cup wet, so keeping that ratio in mind it’s pretty simple to come up with your own recipes. I searched Pinterest for some different recipes and couldn’t really find exactly what I wanted, so I made up my own.
My second attempted recipe was a chocolate fudge one, which I immediately adjusted. I used espresso powder and chia seeds, which adds a nice texture and great nutrition (fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids to name a few).
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup yogurt (Greek if preferred)
1/2 cup coffee
1/4 cup milk (to account for thicker yogurt)
1 Tablespoon coconut flakes (sweetened, if desired)
1 tablespoon espresso powder
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
1 Tablespoon chocolate powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place all ingredients into a mason jar (or bowl you can easily cover) and shake (stir) until fully combines. Place in fridge overnight and enjoy the next morning.