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Hey guys. Sorry I didn’t get this recipe to you last Thursday, as promised, but my 2-year old son and I caught a stomach bug so we had a pretty low key weekend.
Maybe it was the universe’s way of kickstarting me on a Spring detox, since I was kind of bummed about my winter weight gain. Life can be funny like that.
Anyhow, I’m back, better than ever, and ready to share some more deliciousness with you!
Have you heard of these overnight refrigerator oats before? I know this is not a new concept, but it’s fairly new to me.
Basically you take equal parts rolled oats, yogurt, and milk, mix it it with your favorite oatmeal flavors and pop it in the fridge overnight.
What you wake up to is a creamy, pudding-like version of oatmeal. And much to my surprise; cold creamy, pudding-like oats are delicious right out of the fridge.
I went with banana, cinnamon, and chia seeds this time around, but by all means, use what you love. This would be a great recipe to take through the seasons: bananas and pears in the Winter, rhubarb and kiwis in the Spring, peaches and berries in the Summer, pumpkin and apples in the Fall. The options are truly endless.
My favorite part about this recipe is that I can make a few jars before bed and when we wake up, breakfast is ready to roll (and super convenient too – these are great to grab and go when you’re in a hurry).
Now if you’d prefer a bowl of overnight oats to warm you up on the colder days, you can always go with these Overnight Steelcut Oats (another oatmeal favorite around here).
And if you want a little ‘what’s-what?’ when it comes to oatmeal then this Oatmeal 101 is just what you need.
Have you ever tried refrigerator oats? If so, what are some of your favorite flavor combinations?
Overnight Banana-Chia Refrigerator Oats
Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes + 6 hours in fridge
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours + 5 minutes
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup 2% Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 banana, diced
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or some type of container with an airtight lid. Mix everything together, pop the lid on, and place in the fridge fro 6-8 hours (or overnight).
Enjoy with your favorite toppings (nut butter is delicious with this flavor combo).
Nutrients per recipe: Calories: 221; Total Fat: 6.1g; Saturated Fat: 1.2g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Carbohydrate: 29.8g; Dietary Fiber: 5.4g; Sugars: 7.3g; Protein: 13.8g