I’ve been getting lots of questions on my Instagram about how I make my Overnight Oats. If you google “Overnight Oats” you will find hundreds of different ways to make them, but the basic idea is that you soak oats in some form of liquid in the fridge overnight, so that in the morning all you have to do is eat!
I love making overnight oats to have on busy weekday mornings when I get home from the gym before I rush off to work. I make them so often now that I don’t use an measuring cups or spoons, but I measured everything out this time, so I could show you guys how I make them.
The basic ingredients you will need are: plain greek yogurt, almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla), rolled / old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, and a fruit of choice (optional).
Start with a large jar or tupperware of choice. The most DELICIOUS way to make overnight oats is to put all of the ingredients in an almost empty nut butter jar, like you may have seen on my Instagram. This way the oats soak up the peanut buttery taste overnight and every bite is extra yummy.
I think these pictures prove that I finish way too many jars of Peanut Butter and Almond Butter….
Okay, here it goes! We’re makin’ oats, guys:
First, put 1/3 cup oats in your jar.
Then add 1/3 cup each of almond milk and greek yogurt. I use plain greek yogurt because I like to sweeten my oats with fresh or frozen fruit. Feel free to use a flavored greek yogurt if you wish, though.
Next, add 1 teaspoon of chia seeds and mix everything up! Note: chia seeds are NOT optional for overnight oats. They play the essential role of thickening the oats overnight.
I then like to top everything off with about 1/4 cup of frozen fruit. As I have mentioned before, I love buying frozen fruit because I never have to worry about it going bad if I don’t eat it fast enough. In this recipe the frozen fruit will defrost in the fridge overnight, so the berries will be juicy and ready to eat in the morning.
And, that’s it! Put the lid on your jar or tupperware and place it in the fridge overnight. Wake up, stumble into the kitchen, pull your jar from the fridge, grab a spoon, and dig in. Your oats will be ready to eat and you don’t even have to lift a finger in the A.M.
I know, you’re welcome
Basic Overnight Oats
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup plain greek yogurt (I use non-fat)
1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 teaspoon chia seeds
Stevia, to sweeten (optional)
Frozen or fresh fruit of choice
1. Combine the first five ingredients in a jar or tupperware. Stir well to combine. Top with fruit and put the lid on the jar. Place in the fridge overnight to soak. In the morning, take off the lid and enjoy!