Breakfast

Overnight oats – and a morning post!

Hey All –

I cannot believe that I have time to do a morning post – sweet! 🙂

Last night I realized that I really wanted overnight oats, thankfully I realized it while there was still time to prepare them. I had never actually made overnight oats so I quickly went to Kath’s blog and got the instructions for summer oats!

I used 1/2 a cup of rolled oats 1/2 a cup of low fat Stoneyfield yogurt and 1/2 a cup of light vanilla soy milk.

The dry oats:

All mixed together:

I covered the oats and put them in the refrigerator for the night. I have to say the excitement over my oats really helped me wake up early today! Along with the overnight oats, I had a glass of iced coffee with light soy milk and a half scoop of protein powder.
Breakfast with the new New Yorker:

Close up of my pretty oats:

Great consistency:

Well, I really love overnight oats! I love that this is a great way to eat oats in the summer when it is really too hot to eat oatmeal.  I also love that most of the prep work is done the night before! Breakfast was a snap this morning. The toppings are:

  • Teddie Peanut butter (just under a tablespoon)
  • blue berries
  • raspberries
  • sprinkle of Chappaqua Crunch Granola
  • last night I added nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin spices along with a small splash of vanilla – the flavor made everything taste great this morning!

OK – I’ve got to get to work and then the gym after work. I’ve already packed my gym bag – a new Vineyard Vines bag that I picked up at Union this weekend. I love it because Union College had these bags custome made with the Nott Memorial on them:

Packed for the gym:

I also hope to get a walk in during my lunch time today.
Ok – hope you all have a great Thursday! See you later tonight. 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Overnight oats – and a morning post!

  1. The overnight oats sound really good. I’m a bit dense–are they like “Old fashioned oats” that Quaker makes? Safeway here doesn’t have “specialty” stuff. I liked the idea of the vanilla and nutmeg, etc. It would make it taste like oatmeal cookies.

    1. Hi Marilyn! Yes- the oats I use are just like the old fashioned ones. I wouldn’t recommend using steel cut oats because they have to cook (or soak?) a lot longer than rolled oats… I haven’t tried making overnight oats with them yet…. I think I’ll stick to the rolled 🙂

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