Friday, May 4, 2012

overnight oats.

I've seen photos of overnight oats on Pinterest a few times. I've also seen photos of overnight chia puddings and things. And I've skimmed those recipes and then without much thought or plan made some the other night after realizing we didn't have much on hand for the following morning's breakfast.

As usual I didn't measure anything. I've done this three times so far and while each one was different each one was super super yummy.

Combine in a sealable bowl or jar:
(all of these measurements are complete guesses, just feel it out as you go as far as the texture you're looking for)

1/2 cup oats
1/3 cup almond milk
1/3 cup heavy cream (I'm eager to use yogurt but I haven't made any recently)
Splash of maple syrup or other sweetener
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon unsweetened dried coconut
Fruit! (the first time I used handed grapes and diced apples, second time sliced grapes and diced peaches, third time diced peaches and apples)

Mix, cover, refrigerate overnight. Then enjoy in the morning!!! :)




  1. Do you guys have a slow cooker? I've recently been expierimenting with cooking oatmeal overnight in the cooker so it's ready in the morning. The Swiss make their breakfast like this called muesli.

  2. yum! i look forward to my boys learning to use spoons so i can make this for breakfast.

  3. Olive occasionally uses a spoon with it but I usually cut the fruit large enough for her to pick up.. and then some of the other stuff is stuck to the fruit. :) Kind of works... Though she is usually insisting she gets a utensil when we use one for our food.