I know, I know, I’m late to the party… again. First it was the spaghetti squash party. Then the mug cake party (that was a good one). Now it’s the overnight oats party. And even though I have been meaning to try making them for ages, I just never got around to it. But last night, I felt inspired. Well, actually, I was supposed to be studying for midterms so I felt like procrastinating. The result of my procrastination was these deliciously simple raspberry chia overnight oats.
I LOVE recipes that are healthy and (a) can be made in advance, (b) can be made with pantry staples that are always on hand, or (c) can be whipped up in a short period of time. These raspberry chia overnight oats tick all three boxes.
You make them the night before so the chia seeds and oats have time to soak up the liquid. All of the ingredients are staples in our house, and have the potential to be staples in yours too, if they are not already. You will need oats, chia seeds, vanilla extract, yogurt, milk, honey, and frozen raspberries. All of these ingredients can be stored for quite a while in your pantry, fridge, or freezer. And as for the prep time, it takes about 10 minutes to assemble these little beauties.
Not only are these overnight oats full of protein, fiber, and omega-3s, they also make the perfect grab-n-go breakfast for busy mornings. And the fact that they are served in mason jars makes my morning just a little bit brighter.
- ½ cup oats*
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 4 tsp chia seeds
- ½ cup non fat plain Greek yogurt**
- ⅔ cup low fat milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp honey
- * If you use gluten free oats, this will be a gluten free recipe
- **You can substitute regular non fat plain yogurt, it just doesn't contain as much protein.
- Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well to make sure the honey gets dispersed and doesn't sit in one lump somewhere in the mixture.
- Pour the mixture into mason jars or some other small vessel with a lid (for example, a leftover jam jar).
- Put in the fridge overnight (or for at least a couple of hours).