Overnight Chia Breakfast Oats

I love waking up in the morning and not having anything to do but grab my breakfast and lunch straight from the fridge. However, the number of times in a week that I actually have the ambition to prep by breakfast and pack my lunch the night before is rare… except when I am craving a batch of overnight oats or chia “cereal”! (Check out my post from earlier this week on the benefits of chia!)
One night, I didn’t have enough chia or oats for a full serving of overnight goodness, so Will suggested I combine the two. I loved how this turned out! In the morning, I just scooped the oats into a mason jar, topped it with fruit, and I had a healthy, filling breakfast I can take on the go! This was the perfect recipe for this month’s Recipe Redux theme of “raising the bar of food in a jar”. Hope you enjoy!
Overnight Chia Oats Overnight Chia Breakfast Oats
(Serves 1)

  • 1 ripe banana (the more ripe, the better!)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut cream
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk (or almond/soy milk)

Oat IngredientsDirections:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mash banana well.
  2. Stir in chia seeds and oats. Add coconut cream and the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Continue to stir until well combined.
  4. Cover and let sit in the fridge overnight or portion out into a mason jar.

To serve, top with fruit, nuts, granola, etc. A couple of my favorite topping combos are: blueberries and almonds or walnuts and peaches.


8 thoughts on “Overnight Chia Breakfast Oats

  1. Good question, Janice! Coconut milk and coconut cream are actually one and the same. I usually buy mine from Whole Foods or Trader Joe's in a can. 🙂 It's definitely worth it for the extra flavor and creaminess!

  2. Pingback: Top 13 Recipes of 2013 | Dietitian Debbie Dishes

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