Chia Overnight Oats

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Photo by PinchofYum.com

This recipe keeps well in the fridge for several days so it’s easy for meal prep if you want to double or even triple the batch. 

 

Ingredients

  • ½ c. old-fashioned whole rolled oats
  • ¼ c. chia seeds
  • 1 c. milk or water (almond milk is great!)
  • pinch of salt and cinnamon
  • drizzle of maple syrup, honey, or other sweetener of choice

Optional additions:

  • berries, blended
  • yogurt for topping
  • fresh fruit (berries, banana slices, etc.)
  • crunchy granola
  • nuts
  • (anything else you can think of…)

 

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients in a jar. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. When ready to eat, dress them up how you would like!
    Chia seeds soak up the liquid, so you may need to add additional liquid when it is time to eat. If you are prepping this for quick breakfasts, blend extra berries and keep in a jar in the fridge. Stir in a few spoonfuls when you are ready to eat to help reduce your time.

 

Some favorite versions:

  • Berry Banana: Overnight oats with blended mixed berries stirred in, then topped with honey-vanilla Greek yogurt, a spoonful of the blended berries, sliced banana, coconut-chia granola
  • Fruit Parfait: Overnight oats topped with honey-vanilla Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries and topped off with coconut-chia granola
  • Strawberry Banana (pictured below): Overnight oats with a dollop of honey-vanilla Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries (diced), sliced banana, and a sprinkling of granola
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Recipe adapted from PinchofYum.com