Cherry Vanilla Overnight Oatmeal Yogurt Cup
Adapted just slightly from The Fountain Avenue Kitchen
This is oatmeal like you’ve never experienced before. It’s unbelievably creamy, nothing like the hot cooked oatmeal I’m used to. And it’s so simple! You just stir it together the night before and pour into a jar for breakfast on the go the next morning.
I was admittedly reluctant to try this one. I like my oatmeal piping hot, with some fruit and nuts stirred in. I’ve experimented with lots of different flavors, but I’ve never ever tried it like this. However, I was getting ready for a week-long trip to Colorado last weekend and I needed to hit the road early in the morning to make it to the airport on time. I wanted to get a good homemade breakfast in my belly before I started pummeling it with restaurant food all week. Don’t get me wrong … I like to go out to eat, but no matter how much you try to choose healthy options, a week of eating out is really hard on your system!
So I decided to try one of my friend Ann’s No Cook Oatmeal Yogurt Cups. I mixed it up the night before my flight and stuck it in the fridge. In the morning, after I got my bags packed into the car, I grabbed my little cup, took a few quick photos, then took off for the airport, oatmeal cup and spoon in hand. I ate my little cup on the way to the airport, eating little bites at every stoplight. It was so good I had no trouble polishing it off before I made it to the terminal.
I’m definitely going to be making more of these babies!
- 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/3 cup (1 3/4 ounces) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup (1 3/4 ounces) lowfat milk
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 dash salt
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- About 10 sweet cherries, pitted and chopped
- For topping: Sugar and Spice Almond Slices (recipe here)
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Pour into a small jelly-jar-sized mason jar and screw on the lid. Refrigerate at least overnight (or up to three days).
- Top with the sweet roasted almond slices and enjoy your ready-made breakfast on the go!
Choose other fruits and spices to add to this oatmeal to make your own flavors!
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