Monday, September 21, 2015

Mission: Fit Monday | Overnight Oats Obsessed

As an on-the-go mama, I'm always hunting for recipes to keep mealtime fast, simple, healthy, and delicious. And, let me tell you, these overnight oats check all of the boxes, making them my current food obsession and go-to breakfast. Not only are oats a nutrient-dense superfood proven to lower cholesterol, aid in weight loss, and enhance athletic performance, but the prep for this recipe is so quick and easy, it's a little ridiculous (in the best way possible). And with your favorite toppings, the result is sure to be tasty.

I know I'm late jumping on the bandwagon, but to be honest, I was a little perplexed when I first heard about overnight oats. The whole "no-cook" thing threw me off. It's when I stumbled across the Instagram of With Peanut Butter On Top and saw all of the mouth-watering variations that I had to do a double-take. (Turns out she has an e-book of forty overnight oat recipes including Snickers, Cookie Dough, Birthday Cake, and Reese's – yum!)

The following base recipe was adapted from the one I found over there. I think the greek yogurt is key; it lends a nice creaminess and gives you some extra protein, which is always a plus in my book. Also, you can use steel cut oats instead of old fashioned oats, but just keep in mind steel cut oats are much higher in carbohydrates. They're also much higher in protein, though, so it's a trade-off. 

What You'll Need:

  • 1 pint-size mason jar, wide mouth or other airtight container
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup milk (I use Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup plain greek nonfat yogurt
  • 1 tsp sweetener of choice (I use organic raw honey)
  • 1 dash of cinnamon

  • Instructions: 

    Pour and mix all ingredients together in the container, cover securely with lid, and let sit in the refrigerator overnight (or for at least 6 hours). The next day, add toppings of your choice and enjoy! It really is that simple! 


    Protein: 11.3 g
    Carbs: 35.7 g (with honey)
    Fat: 3.7 g (with almond milk)

    I enjoy my overnight oats cold with a generous scoop of peanut butter. You can also warm them up if you'd like. 

    Happy eating!

    xo – Sc

    P.S. Share your favorite toppings or ideas for toppings by leaving a comment!

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