I love (and need) a quick breakfast on-the-go. I have realized that if I eat better in the morning, I’m not famished come lunch time. This recipe solves both of those issues. Even my kids like to eat this overnight oatmeal before school. I’m always surprised by how creamy and flavorful it is. Breakfast waiting in the fridge is one less thing to worry about on hectic mornings. I make the lactose free version* for myself and it is still just as creamy and delicious as the regular version (almond milk lovers rejoice!!). Change up the fruit to your liking to make it a favorite for you too! ~Kathy
1/3 c. old fashioned oats (not quick oats)
3 T. fat free milk
3 T. vanilla low fat yogurt
pinch of salt
¼ c. assorted chopped fruit (berries, grapes, pineapple, etc)
2 T. roughly chopped almonds
In a small container, with tight fitting lid (or small jar) combine oats, milk, yogurt and salt. Top with fruit and nuts. Seal tightly and refrigerate overnight.
*For a lactose free version, substitute almond milk and almond or soy milk yogurt.
-If you would like to use pear, banana or apple, add those freshly chopped right before serving.
-For a little extra sweetness, drizzle with ½ tsp. honey, brown sugar or maple syrup before serving – of course this increases the calories 😉
-To increase the protein and add some omega-3s, stir in with the oatmeal ¼ tsp. chia seeds and an additional teaspoon milk
Weight Watcher info: This single serving is 6 SmartPoints, not counting chopped nuts. With 2T. almonds added, each serving is 8 SmartPoints.