Ode to Oats

Last night I was in conversation with one of my favorites, Jenn, you all know her as Mischenko on here, and we were talking about healthy eating habits. She’s like my health guru because if you ever need to know what vegetable or fruit can cure your ailments, she’s the one you need to talk to because she’s full of amazing advice! I forget how we got on the subject of breakfast eating but we were talking about oatmeal and I remember telling her I found a link for some really good looking overnight oats. I’ve made overnight oats in the past but it wasn’t a successful, tasty endeavor. These recipes however sounded very appealing to my tastebuds. I shared the recipes with Jenn and she really liked the sound of them and we both got this idea that she’d make one recipe and I’d make another and then we’d both write a blog post about it today sharing out thoughts. So here we go:

I decided to make the berry overnight oats without the greek yogurt. I didn’t have any greek yogurt to begin with but also because I seem to have an aversion to it for now. All the other ingredients I had though. Prep for these oats takes literally 3 minutes. I had a mason jar suprisingly from back when it was cherry picking season and my boss made cherry jam for everyone. If you don’t have a mason jar though, I’m sure you could use any type of sealed container. Here are the ingredients:

  • Berries and Cream Overnight Oats:
  • ½ cup Rolled Oats
  • ⅔ cup Almond Milk (can substitute coconut or cashew milk)
  • ⅓ cup Greek Yogurt
  • ½ Tablespoon Chia Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon Salt
  • 1-2 Tablespoons 100% Real Maple Syrup
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

So what you want to do is put all the ingredients in a jar in the order of which they appear on the list. The other ingredient I didn’t add was salt because I just missed the step I think. Now, I used frozen blueberries and strawberries. The recipe wants you to add them after but I put them right in with everything else. Mixed it up and plopped it in the fridge. This is what it all looks like mixed up in the jar:

So my oats sat in the fridge from 10pm to 7am. I ate them when I got to work at 8 and let me tell you, I was not prepared for the first bite. Good lord is this super delicious! I don’t know what I did wrong the first time but there is no comparison to this recipe! It doesn’t even taste healthy; it tastes like a dessert! I’m truly blown away and thinking this my be a regular staple to interchange with my egg breakfasts (cause I freaking love eggs).

Do yourself a favor and check out Jenn’s post (click the word post to be redirected :P). She made the chocolate coconut recipe so you have to see if her reaction to the oats was as great as mine!

Also, here’s the link to all the recipes if this sounds like something you want to try in the future: http://www.modernhoney.com/overnight-oats-5-ways/


19 thoughts on “Ode to Oats

  1. Oh my gosh, how ironic that you used the word dessert! I felt the same way. This was truly just like a dessert. I can’t wait to try the berries and cream version you made. Thanks so much for sharing this link with me! This was so much fun and I hope everyone will try this now. Delicious. 🙂 Have a wonderful day, Nel!

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    1. Healthy dessert! Who knew you could use those two words in the same sentence, haha. Thank you for sharing your link with me as well! I agree. I hope a bunch of people read our posts and try them. You have a wonderful day as well! ❤

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      1. It’s not the same with just chia. It’s specifically the gluten in oats. I can get gluten free oatmeal but it’s gooey. I make something similar with rice and other grains. I just miss oats.

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    1. Yeah. A lot of the ingredients she made herself. I went the easier route, haha. If you try it, let me know what you think! You don’t have to add everything as long as you have the oats and milk for them to soak up the goodness in. Like if I didn’t have maple syrup I would have used honey. 🙂


    1. I didn’t either but I need the fiber content these days so if it tastes like a dessert, I’m all over it, haha. I actually made it again today so I think this is definitely a keeper.

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