Another nightly debate…should I take 2 minutes to make overnight oats?
Always worth it. My favorite breakfast!!
1/3 cup oats, milk, greek yogurt, 1 whole small banana, 2 tsp chia seeds, cinnamon, pinch salt.
This AM: Clusters!! And some Wild Squirrel.
Sippin’ on lime H2O
Have a good one!
I have seriously got to try overnight oats!
Yes, yes you do. And I have found that if you forget the night before, as long as it sits in the frig for a couple hours, the texture is almost the same as sitting overnight. I usually make mine at 7 AM, and then eat it at work around 9 – still delicious!!!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
I have like 1 more day before I get overnight oats in a empty PB jar and I am beyond pumped. Always well worth the trouble… except I get so excited about it at times (like when I had an empty Biscoff jar) that I have trouble falling asleep. 🙂
The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh says
Is it weird I love it when you use that spoon? I always keep my eye out at antique shows for a similar one but no luck yet. Enjoy your Hump Day!
Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio says
Yummy! Now that it’s getting warmer out (or at least it was), OIAJ just sounds fantastic to me! Happy Wednesday.
Catalina @ Cake with Love says
You spoon is so long and so convenient to eat from a jar, where did you get it?
From my grandmother.. It’s an iced tea spoon
Catalina @ Cake with Love says
ok, thank you, I want to find one too, it is so pretty and convenient!
This is your mother speaking: SILVER POLISH!!
OK, OK, I’ll go look for it
Yes, you’ll be happy when it’s done. And the baby needs his first bite of solid food from a silver spoon. Gram insisted you have your first cereal on a spoon. She was there when I gave it to you.
I noticed you still had not polished the silver. LOL
Kathy W. says
I hate using regular silver polish, but this sounds like an easy alternative to the chemically stuff:
Good morning kath that looks fabulous !!! I made some last night to can’t wait to dig into them 😀
Alyssa (factsandflax) says
mmm looks delicious! have a great day!
Hope today finds you warmer! Jess is feeling lots of baby kicks after she eats salad these days, and very early in the morning. I think you are at a big growth spurt :-))
I did that too 😉
It is so worth it, knowing its ready and the chia seeds are thick and delicious makes me get up :]
Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count says
Overnight oats are ALWAYS worth the effort!
Claire @ Live and Love to Eat says
Wish I took the time to make them last night! I’m having straight greek yogurt instead. 🙂
Hope @ With A Side Of Hope says
I want to make overnight oats and then I always forget to prepare them the night before. You are right. It only takes a few seconds to make.
Looks good!! I love adding lime to my water, I am constantly drinking hot water with lime. Perfect way to up my water in take 🙂
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats says
I’m having overnight oats today! But that’s because I had to leave at 7am to get to class… my teacher realized he hadn’t been teaching us anything all semester and decided to make us come in early every day this week so he could cover everything… at least I have my oats during it.
Justeen @ Blissful Baking says
I may have to agree with you that overnight oats are my favorite breakfast ever! Especially in an almost empty Barney Butter or sunflower seed butter jar. I tried vegan overnight oats this morning (no Greek yogurt – just coconut milk, oats, and chia seeds) and it just wasn’t the same!!
Molly @ RDexposed says
Truth be told about the 2 minute nightly struggle! It seems like it’ll take 2 years when it’s 10 pm and you’re lying on the couch!
I really like that cheery 🙂 tablecloth! It matches the baby’s room 🙂
Cait @ Beyond Bananas says
I agree .. any pre-prep for food is well worth the time! I prep most things I need for lunches during the week on Sundays. For things I can’t do on Sunday .. I do the night before. Well worth it!
How much milk do you use? Does it matter if it’s regular oatmeal or the 1-minute quick cooking kind? I really want to prepare this the night before. I tried it the other night and must’ve done something wrong, because it tasted like paste! What am I doing wrong?
Do you add any sweetener?
The texture is thick like a paste, but add a few more tbsp of milk next time. I use old fashioned rolled oats, no sweetener
kathleen @ the daily crumb says
i feel the same way about overnight oats! seems annoying at night when all i want to do is have the kitchen clean and go to bed, but i’m always glad i have them in the morning!! (same thing with a batch of iced coffee)
Sarah @ Fresh Living says
It’s interesting how we debate over these things, even though they give us great pleasure. I always do the same when it comes to food. In the end, we’re always so much happier once we do it 🙂
What kind of oats do you use?
Bulk rolled oats
Hi Kath, May I ask you what chia seeds brand do you use? Might buy them on Amazon. Just not sure if I should look for something on the brand. Or any would be good.
Any are good! I bought mine from chia seeds direct. com
I get my chia seeds from either my local sprouts or whole foods. At whole foods they are located by the vitamins.
Im not from USA, Im in South America and we don’t have Whole Foods. But I found the seeds originate here so I found them yesterday in the place I go for lunch every day!. Can’t beleive I didn’t look for them before. But as always Kath’s blog gives you lot of nutriotional ideas!
Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles says
Having a favourite breakfast sure helps getting up in the morning…don’t you think? Oatmeal in the morning just feels right…perfect way to start the day! Enjoy!
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
I never think about making overnight oats. You always remind me when it’s too late! Have a great day Kath!
Cait's Plate says
It’s been too long since I’ve had overnight oats (and by “long” I mean, over a week). This may just need to be breakfast for tomorrow 🙂
Agreed about overnight oats- always worth the all of 5 minutes it takes to make 🙂
Caroline @ After Dinner Dance says
I say that to myself every night. Most of the time I just want to go to bed and have to force myself to remember I’ll be happy I made them in the morning!
[email protected] says
I am not sure if it was the “Clusters” post of the “Husband is a Baker” post, but I dreamt about you and Matt last night!
Apparently I was renting a beach cottage that you and Matt owned somewhere in North Carolina. (I am headed to NC this weekend.) There was a bread drawer full of bread, granola and kale! We had a wonderful conversation about pregnancies, food and Great Harvest.
Just had to let you know you are making an impression – even in my sleep!
Haha love it!
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
Have a fabulous day! 🙂
Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning says
Here’s a question for ya: Do you know if overnight oats will last more than one night? I often contemplate making them the night before, but think that I might change my mind in the morning and want something else instead. Just wondering if they would last an extra night….
(Real deep thoughts in my head this morning!) 🙂
I think 2 days would work… Max
I’ve made 5 batches on a sunday evening for every morning of the work week. They are fine as long as they are refrigerated.
Great to hear that!
I’ve eaten 3 day old overnight oats…no problem! I usually make 2 batches at once for convenience sake.
Annette @FitnessPerks says
Overnight oats are tasty!! I need to think ahead more often 🙂
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
You’re right, some things are worth the wait (or trouble)! 🙂
Megan @ Megan's Munchies says
Yum!! I really need to drink more water! Maybe adding lime will help me!
Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money says
Just last night my husband told me it had been a while since I made overnight oats. This is a great reminder that I should go back to it. I get in breakfast ruts. I do the same thing over and over again for a few months and then get tired of it for a while. Time to go back to overnight oats!
Haha love that the hubs noticed!
I read some articles about the Wild Squirrel crew and had no idea that you helped them get their name out there! I have some Oregon love for them (home state) and think it is great that you support the small businesses out there.
are the Wild Squirrel peanut butters really that good? i’m hesitating spending almost $50 on 5 jars to sample all of them (of course I’d want them all!). i’ve only recently started liking almond butter in my oatmeal, and I want to branch out even more. would you recommend certain kinds over the others?
I like them a lot 🙂 I like the cocoa-nut and the pretzel the best, and I haven’t had the almond butters yet.
Em (Wine and Butter) says
My only problem with overnight oats is that sometimes if I make them I cant sleep because I keep waking up excited for breakfast. Very obsessive. 🙂
[email protected] for the Soul says
totally agree~it’s always worth it, especially is the next morning you have a busy start. 🙂
Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth says
I am making these tonight. I try to make breakfast to take to work and so these are perfect – thanks for the reminder. I am wondering about the banana though – if you add it the night before, does it go black and mushy?
Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana says
Do you think it would still come out if I didn’t use the chia seeds? I’ve been thinking about buying some, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I love Oikos Greek yogurt, the vanilla is the best one I’ve had so far 🙂
Yup, definitely! Chias just help it gel together more
I made ovrnight oats for the first time recently, the recipe was inspired by yours.
DIdn’t have chia seeds though, I heard that makes a huge difference so I’ll try it with next time!!