This is my second blog post and it’s about overnight oats again, so it’s a safe bet to say I love this breakfast. And it’s easy to see why. Overnight oats require very little prep time, can be made in larger batches for multiple days’ worth of meals, are endlessly customizable, and very healthy.
A little refresher on overnight oats… start with rolled oats, yogurt and milk (or any other non-dairy alternative). Then add whatever ingredients you like best, mix together in a mason jar or Pyrex container and let sit in the fridge overnight, or at least 5-6 hours. The oats will soak up the milk and yogurt, puffing up and becoming soft and chewy, similar to hot oatmeal. If you put them in pre-portioned containers, you’ve got a perfect on-the-go breakfast for those mornings you’re rushing out the door and don’t have enough time to make yourself or your kids a healthy meal.
Seriously, the combinations of ingredients are endless. Below we’ve posted our take on two fall favorites: apples and cinnamon!
Apple Cinnamon and Chia Overnight Oats
What you need:
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt (or other non-dairy alternative)
- ½ cup milk (or other non-dairy alternative)
- ½ cup raw oats
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Maple syrup (sweeten to taste)
- 1 medium apple
- Sprinkle Four Plus Apple Cinnamon granola for added taste and texture
Pour oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds and cinnamon into container, close lid and shake. Add apple and sweeten to taste with maple syrup. Mix with spoon, cover and let sit in the fridge overnight, or at least 5-6 hours. Sprinkle Apple Cinnamon Granola on top and enjoy! Consume within 3 days of making for freshest taste.
I prefer to use plain Greek yogurt because it doesn’t have all the extra added sugar found in flavored yogurts. Maple syrup or honey is a great way to add some natural sweetness if plain is too tart for your liking. And if you have a local farmers' market, that's the best place to get your apples!
This recipe is approximately 400 calories.
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