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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Overnight Oats, Where Have You Been My Whole Life?

I recently found out about Overnight Oats, and feel just a little more nutritionally enlightened because of it.  I'm always on the hunt for good-for-you foods that smack of decadence and I gotta' tellya, Overnight Oats are G- double O-D.

I need to work on making this look as tasty as it is.  For those of you who are Overnight Oats newbies like me, the OO's are basically oats that are soaked in all kinds of good stuff overnight so by morning, you get a chewy, crunchy, yummy bowl of raw goodness.  Here's how I did my first attempt:
  • 1/4 cup of steel cut oats
  • 1 tbsp of Quinoa
  • 1 tbsp of Wheatberries
  • 1 tbsp of dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup of nonfat milk (switching over to Almond Milk now though)
  • tiny dash of cinnamon and vanilla (careful with the cinnamon, it can really overpower!)
  • 1 tsp of slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter
Combine ingredients (I put the PB in the mix in the morning), and stick in the fridge overnight.

Careful on the calories with this though.  Oats and grains, while great for you, can get high in calories, not to mention the peanut butter.  I did this on a very intense workout day.  Future combos will be a little more calorie friendly (maybe I'll omit the PB for a bit of Flax Oil instead.)


  1. I make overnight oats practically every night! Mine aren't nearly as fancy. I use old-fashioned oats, 1/3c soy/almond milk, and a couple spoonfuls of vanilla yogurt. I usually add half a banana and 1 tbsp almond butter. This morning I had mine with organic pumpkin from a can. I love that you can be creative and versatile with your oats!

    Btw, where can I get some wheatberries and quinoa around here? I can never seem to find it anywhere!

  2. Hey Jessica! Had no idea you were following AND did not know it was your birthday, you sneak! I get wheatberries and quinoa from Henry's Market. LOVE it in Overnight Oats!