Wake up in the morning to a delicious and healthy Berry Overnight Oatmeal.
Breakfast on the run is pretty much a given in this house. While breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it is often a hurried event for my family. The reality is my kids like to cherish every last second of sleep they can. They are teenagers, what can I say. Add in crazy schedules and busy farm life, breakfast sometimes takes a back seat, which it shouldn’t. For this reason, I like to make breakfasts that can be enjoyed “on the run”. This Berry Overnight Oatmeal recipe is just one of my “grab and go” breakfasts that I have stored in my top secret arsenal. Well, it’s not really top-secret since I am sharing it with you. It just sounded really important writing it that way.
Anyway, overnight oatmeal is DA-BOMB! So many flavor combinations out there and this one is perfect for this time of year. We are smack dab in the middle of strawberry season here on our farm. Strawberry season gets me so excited. I know you have heard me say this a million times, but there is nothing like a Jersey strawberry, red through and through and sweet as can be. This year has not been a very good strawberry season here in New Jersey because the weather has been pretty awful. But I am enjoying them while I can.
My Berry Overnight Oatmeal recipe is full of lots of healthy goodness too. Old Fashioned oats, chia seeds, greek yogurt almond milk and of course fresh strawberries round out this simple breakfast.Overnight oats are a one bowl wonder. Yep, measure the ingredients in a bowl, mix together and refrigerate overnight.
This is where you can get creative with your oatmeal to your liking by adding any fruit you like. I love to serve overnight oatmeal in mason jars. You can either spoon the oatmeal into the jars right after your mix it the night before or spoon it in the morning. Another great thing about mason jars is that they are portable. Put the lid on, grab a spoon and you have a great grab and go breakfast!
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 cups vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup (more or less to taste)
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, blueberries and/or blackberries
- ½ cup chopped pecans, optional
- Add all the ingredients, except fruit and nuts, in a medium mixing bowl. Mix well. Spoon to fill a mason jar half way. Add some fruit and nuts. Top off and add more fruit and nuts.
- Refrigerate overnight and enjoy in the morning.
- Can microwave for up to one minute if desired.