Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Overnight Oats

I simply cannot get enough overnight oats! I have them for breakfast almost every weekday. The combinations of ingredients to add in are endless, so I have yet to get tired of this delicious, healthy, portable breakfast.

Overnight Oats

1/2 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cup milk (I like almond or soy milk)
1 tbsp chia seeds or ground flax seed

Cover and stash in refrigerator overnight. The oats soak up the liquid and become a creamy mixture. In the morning, get creative with toppings and mix-ins! No cooking or heating required.

In this mix:
1/2 banana
1 tbsp of FitNutz
1 tbsp maple sugar (or brown sugar)

I'm not gonna lie, I dug into this bowl before I remembered to take a picture :)

Question: What is your "go-to" breakfast?

(Don't feel obligated to answer the question. I welcome any comments or questions you have!)


  1. Carolyn, thanks for this overnight recipe. Even though I allow myself LOTS of time in the morning before work, I don't take the to "fix" a decent breakfast. This is a great recipe. I can plan what to add the night before, have it ready and then just "toss" everything together. I've already thought of several fun things to add: cranberries, almonds, raisins, the list is endless.

  2. If I'm running late, my go to is a fiber one bar, but love to make breakfast burritos made with WW tortilla and scrambled egg beaters with veggies mixed in, sometimes with turkey sausage, always with hot peppers.

  3. i am a sucker for re-fried beans since many options aren't vegetarian! I make my own re-fried black beans at home with organic dried black beans. I prepare a lot at one time and put them into smaller mason jars so they are accessible in the morning and you can put some in the freezer. Just reheat with a little olive oil or veggie stock and they can be put with anything! I like them with veggie chorizo in a wheat tortilla with homemade salsa!