When the hubs and I took a cruise last fall, we stayed at the Intercontinental San Juan in Puerto Rico. It was amazing to say the least! One of the things I remember most is the food. They had the most delectable items that it almost looked too pretty eat. For breakfast one morning, I came across what looked like a little cup of cold oatmeal and I figured why not! It was DIVINE! I asked one of the attendants what the dish was and she did her best to explain it to me but the translation was just not working. So, I scoured the internet for what I remembered and tried recipe after recipe and by golly miss molly I think I found it! Say hello to Overnight Oats!
This easy, no-cook “summer porridge” is chock full of healthy nutrients and a great way to start the day! It is the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for a family of four or a party of two. You can eat it cold or zap it in the microwave to give you a warm oatmeal feel. It’s high in protein, calcium & fiber; low in fat & sugar.
Unbeknownst to me, overnight oats has been around for quite some time. I had not heard of it until I started surfing the net and then it was everywhere: pinterest boards, blogs, websites and more. In my research I also found that overnight oats can be called refrigerator oatmeal, yogurt summer porridge, and yogurt oats but I don’t care what it’s called I just know it’s good! If you want some different flavor options check out Monica at The Yummy Life. I have tested out a few of her recipes and they were great! The recipe below is one I have made for the hubs and I now a few times and he loves it! Let me know if you tested it and liked it!
Overnight Oats: Honey Cinnamon (1 serving)
•1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
•1/3 cup almond milk
•1/4 cup greek yogurt
•1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
•1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
•1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (nutmeg can be potent so add to desired taste)
•1 teaspoon honey, optional (or substitute any preferred sweetener)
*You can also add a bit of vanilla not pictured*
In a mason jar (8oz or 16oz), add oats, almond milk, yogurt, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Remove lid and stir until completely mixed. Place lid back to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Eat chilled or heat up for warm oatmeal feeling.