Sunday, July 21, 2013

Outstanding overnight oatmeal

My mom calls my son "a breakfast eater."

Most mornings, he eats at least two breakfasts - sometimes three - and when I tell him he needs to slow down, he protests "Nana says I'm a breakfast eater."

My consolation for this overeating behavior is that JB doesn't eat much in the evenings.

But perhaps his breakfast-eating ways come from my side of the family. After all, I'm somewhat obsessed with breakfast myself.

This week's morning menu - my personal one - features overnight oats. 

Heard of them? They're all the rage on Pinterest.

I like the recipe on Skinnytaste (of course) and have modified it to fit my own taste buds:

1/4 cup of oatmeal
1/2 cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 tablespoon of milled flaxseed
1/4 of a banana, mashed
1/4 cup of your favorite fruit
Sprinkle of cinnamon
1 packet of Splenda

Mix all of these ingredients together, place in a jar or Tupperware bowl (my preference) and put it in the fridge. Wait at least 12 hours before eating.

My calculations show this to be a four-point breakfast - unless you top it with natural almonds or walnuts, which is fantastic.

For the next four days, I have lots of overnight oats options - strawberry and blueberry, blueberry and raspberry, and peach. 

And there's no way I could pick a favorite.

You can't ask that of a breakfast eater.


  1. Is it meant to be eaten cold or do you heat it at breakfast? ☺️

  2. I was wondering the same or cold?

  3. I found your recipe last night. I made it with 1 tbsp of brown sugar and increased the oatmeal to 1/2 cup and it's SO GOOD! delicious. I'm a nursing mom so I'm all about breakfast! :)

  4. These can be eaten cold or warmed up in the microwave for 30 seconds or so