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overnight oats + a book review

January 25, 2012

I have a confession and it is all Julie’s fault.

She posted a few weeks ago her method to successful overnight oats. Prior to this, I hadn’t ever had them. I had mixed raw oats with yogurt but hadn’t fully committed to the full overnight method.

So I bit the bullet and tried it.

The result? A thick creamy concoction that I am loving.

Confession: I have eaten overnight oats every single morning for 2 straight weeks. That’s 14 bowls off overnight oats!

I have found that I like mine to be really thick and I don’t add any extra liquid in the morning. I just stir it up and dig right in. My favorite combination is using the blueberry Fage yogurt and then sprinkling cinnamon and some walnut pieces in. It’s like a blueberry muffin in a bowl. Perfect!

In today’s mix: 1/2 cup plain Fage, 1 packet of organic blueberry cinnamon with flax instant oatmeal, 1/8 cup almond milk, 2 T. chia seeds and cinnamon.

Looks like butt but tastes delicious!

Plus the bowls pack some staying power. This will usually hold me over for  good 4 hours and that is impressive when talking about my appetite.

Anyone else as obsessed with these things as I am? And if so please share your recipe for an overnight success? I am on a kick and willing to try ’em all! 🙂

So…quickly, I want to mention that I finally joined Goodreads! Hallelujah! (If you scroll down you will see a link on the right hand side to all my books) My user name is KellyBruneman (so original I know) so if you are on there hit me up! I finished the book last night called Sacred Acre: The Ed Thomas Story and it was a good read with a good message. Very inspirational and uplifting to see what other challenges people face in their lives and how they rise above adversity.

Alright…that’s all I got today! Have a great Wednesday everyone!

20 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2012 8:36 am

    I’m on an overnight oats kick too! My current favorite is with strawberry banana Chobani. Topped with Sunbutter and blueberries and strawberries in the morning.

  2. January 25, 2012 8:45 am

    I’m a huge fan of oats (no lie, I’ve been eating a bowl every morning for at least 6 years–got me through college) and I love nuts and greek yogurt too. This sounds really delicious!

    • January 25, 2012 8:54 am

      I thought the texture of overnight oats wouldn’t sit well with me but after I tried them I was totally hooked!

  3. Allena permalink
    January 25, 2012 9:00 am

    Shut the front door! Never heard of this and I can’t wait to try this!!

  4. January 25, 2012 9:21 am

    I added you on GR! It’s a great site. And I’ve never heard of doing overnight oats with yoghurt, that’s so awesome!

  5. January 25, 2012 9:54 am

    I’ve tried to get into the cold oats thing but just can’t do it–I end up dumping them in the garbage every time!

  6. January 25, 2012 11:21 am

    I love overnight oats, but only if I put chia seeds in them. Otherwise the texture grosses me out.

    • January 25, 2012 11:40 am

      Yeah you have to have the chia seeds in the overnight oats for sure. But I can mix raw oats into yogurt and eat it immediately and it’s good.

  7. January 25, 2012 11:57 am

    Overnight oats are by far and away my favorite way to eat them. They still leave me starving, but I love the texture of the overnight variety!

  8. January 25, 2012 6:31 pm

    I couldn’t live without oats. I rarely make overnight ones (who knows why) but love them when I’m on the road, so easy to mix up and just toss in my bag!

  9. January 25, 2012 6:57 pm

    I have tried overnight oats before a few times, but I’ve always used the plain greek yogurt and I can never get over the tanginess of it… SO… I think I need to try one final time with flavored greek yogurt and if I still can’t do it, then I know! But everyone makes them sound so goooooood! I just want to like them too lol…

    • January 25, 2012 7:00 pm

      Oh if I use plain Greek yogurt then I usually use an instant oatmeal that is flavored because I agree that without that it is too tart!

  10. January 25, 2012 8:22 pm

    Hey! Saw your comment above mine on Cotter Crunch, thought I would check out your blog. I just recently discovered overnight oats, so I get excited everytime someone else mentions them. I am kind of simple so far on mine- usually 1/4 cup of old fashioned oats to 1/2 or less of almond/ soy milk. I usually add some honey and cinnamon and then then next morning add dried fruit.

    • January 25, 2012 11:53 pm

      yay!! Katherine, you did good! Kelly’s blog is awesome! So down to earth.

  11. January 25, 2012 11:53 pm

    the more it looks like butt the better, right? I think the chia helps. Makes it more plump and volume. Ya know? Good stuff!

  12. January 26, 2012 9:08 am

    i love making overnight oats so that i can grab and go in the morning and eat it at work. the chia seeds are a game changer. i love how they thicken everything up! my latest obsession is also adding coconut flakes to every batch… tastes like summer in January 😉

  13. January 30, 2012 11:56 am

    I am addicted to overnight oats–I love love love two ways:
    One with blackberries/blueberries with sliced banana and coconut flakes. YUM!
    Other is sliced apple with peanut butter and cinnamon sprinkled on top. Again YUM!
    And I am so happy to found you again, I loved your first blog and I still have to tell you, you are still an inspiration to me!


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