There are two types of people in this world. People who like to get up early for a relaxing morning. And people who have it planned down to the second how long they can stay in bed. I am the latter. My mornings consist of me getting up, taking a quick shower, getting dressed, doing my hair, brushing my teeth, and out the door. I’ve gotten it down to a science. Because I do spend my mornings like this, it’s important for me to find a breakfast that I can meal prep the night before and eat when I get to work. A favorite of mine is a serving of oats mixed with some powdered peanut butter. But while I love that, it does get monotonous at times. I need variety in my life! Here’s where this delicious overnight oats recipe comes in.
What exactly are overnight oats? They’re a no-cook way of making oatmeal. Instead of taking the time to cook them on the stove, you mix old-fashioned oats with liquid and mix-ins and let them hang out in the fridge overnight. The next morning you have a creamy breakfast that is not only tasty but also filling.
While there are a ton (and I mean a ton) of different variations and recipes out there, I personally love this apple cinnamon recipe from Hungry Girl. With only 248 calories and 9.5g of fiber, this breakfast will keep you full until lunchtime. Plus it’s so easy to throw together the night before!
A quick note before I get to the recipe. You won’t see chia seeds in my photos and that’s simply because I didn’t have any on hand. Personally, I don’t think the chia seeds necessarily make or break the recipe. With them added, you’ll have a thicker texture (more like tapioca). Without them, it’ll still taste just as good but not as thick. Chia seeds also add some healthy protein to the breakfast.
- 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla soy milk
- 2 packets natural no-calorie sweetener
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup apple (I use whatever is on sale that isn’t Red Delicious or Granny Smith)
- 3 tablespoons old-fashioned oats (half a serving)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
– In some type of medium-sized storage container, mix together yogurt, soy milk, sweetener, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
– Once completely combined and smooth, add apples, oats, and chia seeds.
– Mix and refrigerate overnight.
And just like that, your healthy breakfast is set for the next day!
Nutritional Info (entire recipe): 248 calories, 5.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 247mg sodium, 35.5g carbs, 9.5g fiber, 15g sugar, 17g protein
Have you made overnight oats before?