Overnight Oats – Possibly My New Favorite Breakfast?

I’m a bit weird about eating oatmeal, but after seeing overnight oats popping up seemingly everywhere, I felt like I needed to give them a try. When I came across a recipe for Chocolate Cake Batter Overnight Oats I knew it would be the perfect recipe to start with!

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Directions:
Combine all ingredients in your container of choice and refrigerate overnight.
Verdict:
Delicious and very filling! I had these at about 5:30 this morning, and made it til lunch-time without wanting to eat my eat/needing a snack, although I did start feeling hungry around 11. I think I was most hesitant about the fact that they were cold, but I loved it! Also love that they’re a little chewier than regular oatmeal, since the weird gloopiness is what sometimes turns me off to oatmeal. I think the best part of these, though, is the fact that I can make them the night before, so that when 5:30am rolls around, I don’t have to think about breakfast.
*One serving is approximately 248 calories



I couldn’t wait to get home from work today because I had gotten the oh so exciting “out for delivery” message from fedex! Last week Lilly Pulitzer had a huge sale and I just happened to have a gift card from my birthday, so I may have went a liiiiittle crazy….Things go fast, so I submitted my orders as soon as I found something I like, which of course means I have many packages coming…
I just had to share the cuteness that is this Lilly Pulitzer mailer! I’ll be sure to share purchase pics when everything comes in! 🙂
Do you have a favorite recipe for overnight oats to add to my to try list?

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