Back with another basic recipe that I eat all the time, at least twice a week for breakfast. It’s overnight oats!
It is very hard to get a good and appetizing picture of this, but just go with it…
Overnight oats are basically cold oatmeal made with milk and yogurt instead of water. I write often how I don’t like to prep my breakfast in the morning and much prefer to “grab and go” of something I prepped the night before. Overnight oats are also eaten cold, which is perfect because it’s too hot for a hot breakfast most days!
I like this better than hot oatmeal because it has more protein from the milk and yogurt. The texture is kind of like mush, but I like it. Don’t say I didn’t warn you if you’re expecting it to be like oatmeal. Adding something crunchy helps.
Here is the basic recipe of how I like my overnight oats, and below I list some ways to change it up.
Basic Overnight Oatmeal
- 1/3 C old fashioned Quaker oats
- 1/3 C vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/3 C milk
- 1/2 sliced banana
- 1-2 T gold or black raisins
- dash cinnamon
- ~1T peanut butter
- In a tupperware or the bowl you’re going to eat breakfast in, mix everything together.
- In the morning, top with something crunchy, more fruit, or leave as-is. Eat and enjoy!
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