A simple, convenient and delicious recipe that can be enjoyed year-round, especially when it’s freezing cold outside and you’re day-dreaming about sunshine and summer.
If there’s one thing that makes me think of winter, it’s oatmeal. Anyone else with me? But sometimes hot oatmeal can get a little….boring. That’s when I turn to overnight oats.
They are simple, convenient and delicious. I usually make them the night before so I use as little brain power in the morning as possible. The secret to overnight oats is letting them chill in the fridge for a few hours. This will allow the oats and chia seeds to absorb the liquids.
Made with old fashioned oats and greek yogurt, this recipe packs the perfect balance of carbs and protein. Add in some chia seeds and pecans for a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids (the healthy fats that you want in your life), top it off with some (or a lot) of cinnamon and you’re set. When in doubt, add cinnamon. You can never have too much. Trust me on this one!
Make the recipe the night before (it literally takes 5 mins so we’re not talking a huge time commitment here) and they’ll be ready for you in the morning. They’re also perfect to make in a mason jar (and who doesn’t like eating out of mason jars?)
Feel free to swap out the berries for other fruits (chopped apples would be another great choice!) or the pecans with other nuts (walnuts, sliced almonds, etc.) Try it out and let me know what you think!
High-Protein Berry Pecan Overnight Oats
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup Almond milk or your milk of choice
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup frozen berries
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp crushed pecans
In a small bowl or tupperware container (easy for grab and go in the morning), combine all ingredients. Stir until all ingredients are moistened. Place in the fridge overnight (or for a minimum of 4 hours so the oats and chia seeds can absorb the liquids). In the morning, top with crushed pecans and any other toppings you enjoy!