January 12th, 2015

Grab & Go: Overnight Oatmeal

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If you have busy mornings at your house, you are going to love this Grab & Go, Overnight Oatmeal.  Mix it up at night {no cooking involved} and breakfast is waiting in the morning with no mess.  This tasty breakfast combines the goodness of oats with Greek yogurt, milk and whatever fun Mix-Ins you want to include.  Stir it, spoon it into a jar, and store in the frig- that’s it!  A fast and easy healthy breakfast ready when you are – or even better, ready when you aren’t!  You’ll love having these on hand for yourself and your kids on busy mornings.


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I have to admit when I first saw these overnight oats, or refrigerator oats floating around, the idea of cold oatmeal didn’t sound very appealing to me, but I liked the idea of breakfast ready to go and decided to give them a try.  Surprise – this is really good!  The oats will absorb the milk and become wonderfully rich and creamy.

My favorite is to mix in cranberries, pecans, flax seeds, cinnamon,  and a little maple syrup.  The combinations are endless.  Try it with peanut butter and chocolate chips or how about bananas and walnuts!


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The recipe below makes two one cup or 8 ounce servings.  Double it or triple it as needed, and have fun coming up with your own yummy creations – let us know which you like best!


Overnight Oatmeal


2/3 cup old fashion oats

2/3 cup Greek yogurt

2/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional)


Mix all together in a large bowl.  Stir  in any Mix-Ins.  Spoon into two 8 ounce mason jars or other containers.  Cover and chill in the refigerator overnight or up to 3 days.

Mix In Options

fresh or dried berries
bananas slices
peanut butter
chocolate chips
jams and jelly
flax seeds
chia seeds








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