Overnight Oats

  • Date April 24, 2014
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I realize I am about two years behind on this mason jar craze. I realize there are thousands of overnight oat recipes on the web. However, Pinks Pantry doesn't have an overnight oats recipe and having finally given into the craze, I think its time we have an overnight oats version on my blog.

What changed? I will NEVER give up my hot oatmeal in the morning. Never. Even in the dead of summer and after a long sweaty AM run, I don't care. I love hot oatmeal with egg whites. But hot isn't always an option. Recently on a road trip to Kelowna I was required to come up with a way to enjoy my oats in the morning without any microwave or hot water handy. I gave in. Overnight oats became my only option.

I scoured the internet and looked at thousands of variations. The options are endless. However, I had first hand knowledge from a very reliable source that the chia seeds that seem to be a staple ingredient in most of these recipes are not for everyone (a texture thing) so I knew I needed to find an option that removed those pesky seeds from the mixture. My recipe isn't has pretty as some of these on the web, but I wanted something quick, easy and hotel friendly.

In the end, I decided to keep it simple. I also went for a larger serving of oats and skip on some of additions that others had (i,e dried fruit, granola etc). I don't have any protein powder in mine but I'm not a body builder so don't need to consume protein like its the end of the world.

The entire recipe is 325 calories and fills a very large jar! It is super filling and kept me going each day on the conference till lunch time. Great for being in a rush in the morning. Great if you have to take your breakfast with you when you travel. No trend setting here, but sometimes you have to join into the craze.


Ingredients


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (quick oats)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen fruit (I used blackberries, blueberries, cranberries)
  • 1/3 cup of yogurt (I used astro fat free blueberry)
  • Cinnamon (to taste)
  • Stevia or Truvia (not required but if you like it sweeter)


Directions:


  • Add all to a jar, stir, put in fridge overnight
  • Stir in the morning and enjoy!


Side note:

Of course you could add some treats in the morning as well, options that make my belly rumble include: granola, peanut butter, bran buds, dried fruit, raisins.....

And the oatmeal, I used rolled oats (quick oats), you could also use larger flake oats or steel cut oats but add more liquid as they will absorb more. Its more of a personal preference for what oats you like and for me its about what I already carry in my pinks pantry!




5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry if I'm being dense, but do you microwave it to heat it up in the morning or eat it cold (eww)?

Erinn Pinky said...

Great question! I eat mine cold. It is really good, I swear! But you could heat it up in the microwave, although, usually I am taking overnight oats as I don't have access to a microwave.........

Brittney Crump said...

Crump here... Do you mix the ingredients together in a particular way? Then just mix up in the am?

Erinn Pinky said...

No order, mix with a spoon, restir again in am. I don't always restir due to hunger and laziness in the morning. So simple it's laughable. Miss you crump

Erinn Pinky said...

No order, mix with a spoon, restir again in am. I don't always restir due to hunger and laziness in the morning. So simple it's laughable. Miss you crump