Overnight Chia Oats

Breakfast may just be my favorite meal of the day. I really love dinner, but I have to work on creating some different recipes. The same could be said for my breakfast, but I like what I like. I usually have oatmeal for breakfast with chia seeds, golden ground flaxseed, nut butter, coconut flakes, a splash of unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon, and banana. I also love a good quality granola with yogurt and fruit. Basically, I love oats and fruit. Upon my Instagram grazing a few months back, I kept seeing overnight oats. Overnight oats is almost like a chilled oat pudding. I’ve also seen chia pudding. They’re essentially the same idea, one with oats and one with chia. I combined the two ideas and made overnight chia oats. It’s quick, easy, and waiting for you in the morning. This would make a great summer breakfast because it’s so cool and refreshing. You can play up the flavors however you like, making it fruity, nutty, or whatever else you’re feeling! I make mine nutty and sweet with nut butter and banana 🙂


This is how I made my Overnight Chia Oats:

  • 1/3 c organic rolled oats
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 tbs golden ground flaxseed
  • Cinnamon

~ Put all dry ingredients in a jar with a lid and give them a little swirl/shake to mix everything up

  • Option 1: add about 1/3 c unsweetened almond milk or any milk of your choice. You just need enough milk to cover the dry ingredients
  • Option 2: add 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk and a little yogurt. Again, just enough to cover your dry ingredients
  • Give everything a very gentle stir with a spoon

~ I did option 1 for the above picture, but I think tonight I’m going to try option 2 🙂

  • Chill in the fridge overnight
  • Wake up and top however you like! No need to stir in the morning

~ I topped this one with organic raw almond butter and sliced banana. Tonight I’m going with option 2 and adding sunflower seeds to my topping. I’m excited to see how it comes out! Option 2 would also be a great way to go if you plan on adding lots of fruit in the morning. I think the nut butter adds a nice amount of thickness to the milk option, whereas yogurt gives it a creamy thickness that would pair nicely with a medley of fruit. Let me know if you try out this breakfast and post your pictures to Instagram using #runningongood. I’d love to see what you come up with!

P.S. If you like having an egg breakfast, this makes a great snack option! Prep and bring with you to school, work, or anywhere you can store it in the fridge until you’re ready for it! 


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