My favorite healthy breakfast – Overnight Oats!

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A few years ago, I discovered the deliciousness of yogurt and granola for breakfast. Unfortunately my body doesn’t handle sugar well and my granola and yogurt flavors of choice were pretty high in sugar and low in protein. After reading about Overnight Oats on Peanut Butter Fingers, one of my favorite blogs, I decided to give it a try. It’s no secret that now Overnight Oats is my favorite healthy breakfast. I love that it’s high in protein and fiber. It’s also quick, filling and my “go-to” pre-race breakfast.

Overnight Oats

1/2 cup old fashioned oats (not cooked)
1 Tbsp chia seeds
6 oz container of flavored Greek yogurt (I like Chobani)
3/4 cup almond milk (or your favorite type of milk)
nut butter, fruit, shredded coconut (optional toppings)

1. Combine oats and chia seeds in a bowl or small tupperware container
2. Stir in Greek yogurt and almond milk (I use the empty yogurt container to measure out the almond milk)
3. Cover and refrigerate overnight
4. When ready to eat, top with desired toppings

Overnight Oats are so versatile! Kath Eats Real Food has an awesome variety of Overnight Oats ideas.

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17 Responses to My favorite healthy breakfast – Overnight Oats!

  1. Annmarie says:

    Yummy! I love how filling and tasty (and quick!) overnight oats are and this recipe looks delish!!!

  2. I could eat oatmeal every day and never tire of it! I’m making this delicious looking breakfast next time I know I have an early morning when breakfast has to be quick. Pinning!

  3. Are the chia seeds important to the recipe or just added for health reasons? They are a food that I cannot eat, but this sounds like a good weekday, workday recipe – grab and take with me to eat at work.

    I may try this with a scoop of plant-based, soy-free protein powder for a complete meal.

    • diana says:

      i really like the chia seeds added to mine, It makes the oats puff and fluffier and i love the littel crunch it adds!! I personally would NOT skip them!

    • Em says:

      Cassandra, I always make it with the chia seeds. I’ll do some research and see if I can find a substitute. I do add protein powder occasionally and found that works pretty well.

  4. diana says:

    yup! Overnight oats are my absolute FAVORITE breakfast. You should see my fridge. Stocked with mason jars, all kinds of combos! Depending what I feel like that day *Current favorite apple cinnamon with peanut butter (served warm!)

    im pretty sure there is a mention of oats in my daily posts on a consistent basis LOL

  5. Pary Moppins says:

    Overnight oats are so great for school/work mornings so that everyone has a healthy breakfast that’s quick. 🙂

  6. Farrah says:

    I love overnight oats! (There’s just something super awesome about waking up and knowing that breakfast is already made/doesn’t need to be prepared. 😀 That plus the getting-to-sleep-in-a-little-extra definitely helps.)

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  8. That sounds like a good ready-made breakfast! You don’t have to cook the oats though? And you eat it cold? I’ll have to try it. 🙂

    • Em says:

      Jill, you don’t cook the oats – they soften overnight. I eat it cold but my husband likes to warm his up in the microwave for a minute in the morning.

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