Let’s face it, we can’t always know what we’re going to want for breakfast tomorrow. I love the thick and creamy consistency of overnight oats, but rarely do I prepare any the night before the craving hits. My solution: “Instant Overnight Oats”. It’s simple – Prepare quick cooking oats with water in the microwave, then include roughly 1/2 a cup of plain greek yogurt (per 1/2 cup oats) in with your other ingredients and voilà! Slightly cooled and creamy oats à la traditional Overnight Oats. This Chocolate Cherry variety only requires 4 ingredients, is high in protein, and takes less than 5 minutes to make!
1/2 Cup Quick Oats
1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (I used nonfat)
1 Packet NibMor Hot Cocoa
Fresh Or Frozen Cherries
+ Water for the oats
Cook up the oats with water (I use the microwave)
Stir in the hot cocoa packet
Stir in the yogurt until creamy and evenly combined
Mix in the cherries
If you’re looking to enjoy the meal warm, fresh cherries would be recommended.
If you’d rather the meal be cool like traditional Overnight Oats, the combination of using frozen cherries and cold yogurt will bring the temperature down. The warm oats will thaw the frozen fruit while transferring their chill into the rest of the bowl.
Ingredient recommendations linked!