Overnight oats for the family

Avenas en copas

August is back to school month and breakfast is the perfect meal to get a healthy start. Start with oats, old fashioned oats are whole grains, fruits will provide the natural sweetness to the dish, Greek yogurt will provide protein and carbohydrate as well as milk, and including nuts in their oatmeal will give them some crunchy, other minerals and healthy fats.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and store in a jar with lid in the refrigerator overnight. Next morning add your favorite toppings.  Enjoy cold or warm. Add more milk or warm milk in the morning if it is too thick. Here are some easy overnight oats recipes.

Banana Bread Oats
1 banana, mashed
1 Tbsp. crushed walnuts
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 c. oats
1/4 c. Greek yogurt, plain
1/4 c. milk

Avenas con bananas

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oats
2 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 1/2. Tbsp. jelly
1/4 c. oats
1/4 c. Greek yogurt, plain
1/4 c. milk

Avena crema de cacahuate con jalea, avena de mantequilla de mani con jalea

Apple Pie Oats
1/2 apple, peeled, diced
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon (or more)
1 tsp. maple syrup (optional)
1/4 c. oats
1/4 c. Greek yogurt, plain
1/4 c. milk

avena de pie de manzanas, avena de manzanas

Avocado Oats
1/2 avocado, mashed
2 Tbsp. coconut, toasted
1/4 c. oats
1/4 c. Greek yogurt, plain
1/4 c. milk

Avena de aguacate con coco

Blueberry Oats
1/2 c. blueberries, mashed
1/4 c. oats
1/4 c. Greek yogurt, plain
1/4 c. milk

avena de arándanos

Other adaptations can be to use non dairy nut milks, add maple syrup or honey, add a teaspoon of ground flaxseed, chia seeds, sunflower seeds or nuts.

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