Loaded Overnight Oats


Overnight oats are fast, easy, and feel good in the gut. After making many batches I want to share my favorite combination with you. They definitely have a texture that is distinct from cereal or oatmeal. The citrus and vanilla fill the room with an absolutely divine aroma and the tiny pinch of salt brings out the sweetness of the fruit. It stays good for about two days so eat up!


Loaded Overnight Oats

2 cups rolled (not quick) oats

1/2 cup Greek yogurt (this is a great source of protein)

Enough milk to cover once all ingredients are added (any kind of milk will work)

Also add any/all of the following:

Fresh or frozen fruit (we used to use apple and banana; now we prefer frozen blue-, rasp-, and blackberries, but they can be texturally intimidating to some)

Dried fruit (craisins, raisins, apricots, dates, cherries, etc)

Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower)

Crushed nuts (almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts)

Zest/juice of citrus (either 1 small lime/lemon or 1/2 large orange)

1 t chia seeds

1 T ground flax seed

1/2 t vanilla

Pinch of salt (this is just to bring out the other flavors, not to taste)

  1. Cut up any large dried fruit and crush nuts in food processor (or buy them already cut/crushed)

  2. Pour oats, yogurt, dried or fresh fruit, seeds, nuts, chia and flax

  3. Add enough milk to cover

  4. Zest the citrus**

  5. Cut citrus in half and juice**

  6. Add vanilla and salt**

  7. Mix everything

  8. Cover and refrigerate over night

  9. Mix in fresh fruit when ready to eat




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