Basic Overnight Oats Recipe
⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
½ cup rolled oats
⅔ cup milk (dairy or unsweetened non-dairy)
½ tsp vanilla
1 pinch salt
1-2 tbsp honey or preferred sweetener
Peanut butter and sliced strawberries
Chopped apples, pecans and cinnamon (⅛ tsp). Use maple syrup as your sweetener, if desired
Mashed banana, sliced strawberries and Nutella
Pitted cherries and shredded coconut
Dried cranberries and freshly grated ginger
Peppermint extract (⅛ tsp) and mini chocolate chips
Use granola instead of oatmeal
Use your imagination. The possibilities are endless!
Mix the first 6 ingredients (yogurt through sweetener) together until well blended. Add desired stir-ins. Separate into two containers with tightly fitting lids.
Refrigerate overnight. Stir before serving.
2 servings, 175 calories per serving (before stir-ins)
Hack #1: The basic overnight oats recipe can be stored, tightly sealed, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. The overnight oats with stir-ins can be stored for up to 3 days.
Hack #2: Take advantage of the wide variety of fruits and berries that can be found in the frozen foods section of the grocery store. If the pieces are too large for your liking, simply let a few thaw so you can mash them or puree the desired amount in a blender.
Hack #3: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in it’s frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
Hack #4: If your bananas have reached maximum ripeness, remove peels and place on cookie sheet in freezer. Once solid, place in sealable freezer bag and store in the freezer for use in recipes that call for mashed or pureed banana.
Hack #5: Use any leftover Greek yogurt to make this versatile Dill Greek Yogurt Dip!