Good Morning y’all! Are you ready for the new day? It is Sunday morning here in sunny California (yes the sun is already shining at 7am) – on this “cold” February morning. As I do every single morning – I am enjoying my very dark and strong French Press Coffee, with lots of milk (my homemade latte). This morning I broke away from my customary whole grain toast – and tried some of my Overnight Oatmeal. I’ve seen about a billion pictures of this creation on Pinterest, so I thought it was time to test it out myself. So, here is my version:
Overnight Oatmeal with Yogurt, Strawberries, & Banana
Doesn’t it look pretty? It really does – but it is not complicated! Also, if you are making this for yourself at home – with no intentions of taking pictures of your creation – it is super easy. Just dump/poor the contents into some kind of jar or Tupperware with an airtight lid : ) Child’s play.
So what do you need? (this makes 1 large or 2 small servings)
- 1/2 cup of Oats
- 1/2 cup of plain Yogurt (if you are not into dairy, use a substitute such as Almond Milk)
- 2 Strawberries – sliced
- 1/2 Banana – sliced
- sprinkle of Cinnamon
- drizzle of Honey
What to do?
- Layer, or simply add all of the above contents into your mason jar (or other container)
- Secure lid
- Shake up the ingredients. The idea is for the oats to soak up the yogurt or milk, so make sure the oats are covered. If the yogurt you are using is too thick – simply add a splash of milk.
- Place in refrigerator overnight (hence the name) or about 8 hours (although I think 4 hours would be plenty).
- Eat & Enjoy (the end result isn’t as pretty and is a bit mushy – but still tasty).
There you go – now we have tried and tasted this new(ish) popular breakfast! What do you think? Obviously you could use whatever fruit you wanted, but if you use frozen fruit reduce the yogurt (or milk) since you’ll have more liquid from the fruit : )