Overnight Oats without the “Overnight” – This Instant Overnight Oats Base is the perfect quick and easy foundation for all of your favorite overnight oats flavors. It’s ready to utilize in only 1 hour!
If you were to cross traditional overnight oats with a chia pudding, the result would be these tasty chilled oats; They’re more creamy and less chewy due to the quantities of yogurt and chia seeds, though the key feature is the use of Quick Oats instead of Old Fashioned Rolled Oats. They absorb liquid much more quickly, readying them for your favorite toppings and mix-ins right away!
If you’ve never done overnight oats before, here are a few flavor ideas:
Fresh Strawberries and Peanut Butter
Fresh Blueberries and Honey
Dark Cherries and Chocolate Chips
Bananas and Peanut Butter
Roasted Peanuts, Chocolate Chips, and Honey
Freeze Dried Berries and Sunflower Seed Butter
Fresh Berries and Coconut Flakes
- 1/2 Cup Quick Oats
- 1/2 Cup Cold Water
- 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (I used nonfat)
- 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
Stir all of the ingredients together in your container of choice
Cover and refrigerate for approximately 1 hour or until the oats and chia have sufficiently absorbed enough liquid (You will be able to tell, it will appear more solid)
Top with/stir in your desired flavor components
Ingredient recommendations linked!