This overnight oatmeal comes together in just 5 minutes and is easily customizable using your favorite fruit and jam. Requires no cooking, and since it’s prepared in a single serving jar with lid, it’s perfect for on the go, too!
Total slacker Amy serves cereal every morning for a few weeks. Then ambitious Amy serves eggs, waffles, and steel cut oatmeal for a few weeks. And then back to cereal. Rinse, repeat.
Well, the kids are super tired of cereal again. And honestly, it provides such little nutrients and energy, I’m glad they ask for something else. But, you guys. Ugh. I am so rushed in the morning! You’d think that getting up at 4:50 would buy me enough time to make a breakfast with substance. But after my run and checking email, it’s time to wake them up. And then forget about it. Cereal it is.
So check it out – I took my favorite chia seed pudding and altered it for this easy overnight oatmeal.
Do not fear the cold oatmeal! I know it sounds strange, and I was apprehensive at first, too. But one bite and I was sold!
Every few days I change up the fruit and jam to keep it interesting, and the kids love it!
Since it’s prepped the night before in just 5 minutes, can easily be doubled, requires no cooking the next morning, and keeps them satisfied until lunch, I love it, too. Big time.
- 1 container (5.3 ounce) plain Greek yogurt
- 2/3 cup 2% milk
- 2/3 cup regular rolled oats (not instant or quick cooking)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 cup apricot jam
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, milk, oats, chia seeds, and jam. Gently fold in the blueberries.
Divide mixture between 2 half-pint mason jars with lids. Cover and chill in the refrigerator overnight.
To serve, enjoy right from the jar or transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle with some sliced almonds.
You can swap out the chia seeds for flaxseeds. Drizzle with a little maple syrup for added flavor. Oatmeal can be kept in refrigerator up to 3 days.