Thursday, June 15, 2017

Blueberry Banana Overnight Oats

Blueberry Banana Overnight Oats

Do I lose a little credibility when I describe every new thing I try with remarks such as... "this recipe is GREAT!" and "this is my new FAVORITE thing to eat!"?!?  I say those things too much I think.

But I think these Blueberry Banana Overnight Oats are GREAT and they are my NEW favorite thing to eat.  I think this recipe would be fine without the blueberries but I happened to have a LOT of blueberries at home this week because I bought a big container of blueberries at Sam's Club.  I tried a few bites of the oats without blueberries and I kind of think these oats taste a little like banana pudding.  You know... the kind with vanilla wafers and bananas layered in vanilla pudding!?!  Maybe that's a stretch, but I really like this recipe.  I used to think of myself as a morning person, but sometimes I am not wanting to cook first thing in the morning especially before I've had some coffee.  So I think it's really nice to just reach in the fridge and grab a pre-made breakfast.  Plus, it's been really hot in Southern Colorado this past week, so a cold breakfast is nice and refreshing.

Blueberry Banana Overnight Oats (makes 2 servings)
Measurements in ( ) reflect 21 Day Fix containers

1/2 cup of rolled oats (1 yellow container)
3/4 cup plain yogurt [I used Fage 2% strained Greek yogurt] (1 red container)
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of your preference (1 red container)
2 tablespoons chia seeds (1 orange container)
1 to 2 tablespoons maple syrup (I used just 1 tablespoon but add more to make it sweeter if you like)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 banana sliced (this is a great recipe for very ripe bananas since they are so sweet)
about 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

In a medium sized bowl, combine the oats, yogurt, milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir well to combine.

Layer and divide the ingredients into two glass jars or plastic storage containers.  Place about 1/4 of the yogurt mixture into the bottom of one jar and then place about 1/4 of the yogurt mixture into the bottom of the second jar.  Put half the sliced banana into one jar and half the sliced banana into the second jar.  Top the banana slices with the remaining yogurt mixture (covering the banana slices with the yogurt will help prevent browning).  Top each with about 1/4 cup fresh blueberries. Cover jars with lids and refrigerate overnight.  I used stem-less wine glasses for my overnight oats. I top each with some plastic wrap and a rubber band since the glasses don't have lids.  Eat cold and best if eaten within 3 to 4 days.


Biz said...

I am going to have to give overnight oats another try now that its summer - a nice grab and go breakfast!

affectioknit said...

I love overnight oats too!

~Have a lovely day!