By Brooke Eagle
I have no idea who came up with the concept of Overnight Oats… but whoever you are, I. Love. You. For the past few months, I’ve made at least 2-3 jars of Overnight Oats every single week. Not only are they healthy, but they are also super convenient. It doesn’t take long to whip up several jars of it… stick them in the fridge and voila! Breakfast is ready—for the whole week!
There are SO many different Overnight Oat recipes… but I’m going to share with you my MOST favorite one. I originally found this recipe on Pinterest, but it has evolved quite a bit.
Black Forest Overnight Oats
1/3 cup steel cut oats
1 TBS Chia Seeds
14 walnut halves, chopped
14 dark chocolate chips
2 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
3/4 cup frozen dark sweet cherries (cut in half)
2 tsp Organic Maple Syrup (optional)
1 tsp Vanilla
In a small bowl, mix together the first five ingredients, and then add the remaining ingredients. Once it’s mixed well, spoon the mixture into a mason jar, put your lid on it and stick it in the fridge! Especially since the steel cut oats have more of a texture than regular oats, they need to stay in the fridge for at least 10 or 12 hours before you eat them. I often make several on Sundays and eat them all within 3-4 days.
The basic formula for this is 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup almond milk (could sub other milk),
1/3 cup Greek yogurt and then whatever fruits / toppings you like! Banana, peanut butter and dark chocolate is fabulous … apples and cinnamon… strawberries and dark chocolate …the possibilities are endless! (And seriously, if you add dark chocolate… it CAN’T be too bad, right?)
Serving Size: 1
Calories per serving: 580 | Total fat: 22 g | Fiber: 17g Protein: 23g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
*Nutritional data calculated with the MyFitnessPal.com recipe builder.