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Overnight Oats or Quinoa

These super easy and healthy sweet overnight oats or quinoa are the perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack for the whole family. Feel free to customize with your favorite add-ins and toppings!
Course breakfast, snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 171kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

The Basic Recipe

  • cup uncooked rolled oats or cooked quinoa
  • cup unsweetened milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • sweetener of choice
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt or dairy-free alternatives (optional)

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients (minus the toppings) into a glass container and give them a good stir.
  • Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours
  • If you'd like, add additional liquid in the morning. Once you achieve the desired consistency, enjoy with toppings.

Notes

Flavor combinations
Apple pie
  • to oats/quinoa, milk, and chia seeds, add: ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce, ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • toppings: chopped (or grated) apples, pecans, maple syrup
Peanut butter and raspberries
  • to oats/quinoa, milk, and chia seeds, add: 1 tablespoon pb, ½ medium banana, mashed
  • toppings: more pb, fresh raspberries
Pumpkin Pie
  • to oats/quinoa, milk, chia seeds, add: ¼ cup pumpkin puree, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon maple syrup/date syrup
  • toppings: pecans
Carrot cake
  • to oats/quinoa, milk, chia seeds, add: ¼ cup finely grated carrots, 1 tablespoon chopped dates, 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • toppings: walnuts, unsweetened coconut
Avocado egg
  • to oats/quinoa, milk, and chia seeds, add: ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt, ⅛ teaspoon curry powder
  • toppings: scrambled egg, avocado
Roasted vegetables and tahini
  • to oats/quinoa, milk, and chia seeds, add: ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • toppings: roasted vegetables, a drizzle of tahini
Helpful Tips
  • Best to add the toppings after the overnight oats/quinoa have chilled
  • Nuts: finely grind for babies
  • Stir, before placing it in the fridge AND right before eating
  • Refrigerate at least 4 hours in the fridge
  • Keep in the fridge for 3-5 days. If adding fresh fruits, enjoy within 2 days
  • Hot or cold? Meant to be enjoyed straight from the fridge. But if craving something warm, briefly microwave (45-60 sec) or transfer to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until warmed through

Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal | Protein: 7g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 131mg