Easy Breakfast: Overnight Oats

Posted on by Jennie

Overnight Oats | Garlic, My Soul

Weekend breakfasts are glorious – eggs, bacon, French toast, avocado-smeared bread…the list goes on and on. For the weekdays, I usually have yogurt and cereal, which let me tell you gets boring after awhile (especially when there aren’t any berries in season!)

So I decided it was time to spice things up, while keeping them fast and simple. Enter: Overnight Oats. These are easy, delicious, and make themselves basically. Let’s make ’em together:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup yogurt
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Overnight Oats | Garlic, My Soul

Start with some old fashioned oats and some milk.

Overnight Oats | Garlic, My Soul

Add a tablespoon of chia seeds. These help the oats thicken overnight, and they add a boost of fiber and Omega-3s. And you know, a crunch.

Overnight Oats | Garlic, My Soul

Add some cinnamon. Probably not this much, I spilled a lot into the jar. It was too much, I can attest because I then ate these for breakfast the next day and it was like fall in my mouth. Unless you want fall in your mouth. Then add this much. Otherwise, stick to half a teaspoon.

Overnight Oats | Garlic, My SoulFinally, add your yogurt. I used Greek yogurt, but you can do whatever you want, whatever you buy.

Overnight Oats | Garlic, My Soul

Now, shake it (not like you’d NOT shake a Polaroid picture, because you don’t shake those.) Shake it until everything is all melded together, and you’ll have a jar that looks something like this. Or, stir it if you’re not making it in a jar.

Leave it overnight in your fridge, and grab and go in the morning for a breakfast that’s better than your average fare.

What is a breakfast you make on-the-go but that’s not boring??


 

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