These Chocolate Cherry Protein Oats are the perfect example of what I refer to as “Instant Overnight Oats”. It’s simple: By adding plain greek yogurt into oats already prepared with water (along with your other ingredients), you get slightly cooled and creamy oats à la traditional Overnight Oats plus a bit of added protein! This Chocolate Cherry variety only requires 4 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make!
1/2 Cup Quick Oats
1 Packet NibMor Hot Cocoa
1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (I used nonfat)
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 oats warm, fresh cherries would be recommended.
If you’d rather the oats be cooler 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 the chill into the rest of the bowl.
Ingredient recommendations linked!