Overnight oatmeal is a wonderfully nutritious and complex tasting breakfast for something that is so easy to make! Most overnight oatmeal recipes we have come across use milk or almond milk as a liquid base, but we decided to try substituting orange and lemon juice to give it a citrus twist. What resulted was a bright and cheery breakfast! The orange juice combined with the yogurt gives it a creamy texture and heavenly flavour. Try making a double batch, and you are set for breakfast for the next two days!
1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about one orange)
1/4 lemon, juiced
1/3 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup oats (you can use quick oats, but regular tastes best)
1 Tbsp orange zest
2 Tbsp dried cranberries
3 Tbsp toasted walnuts
1/2 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)
Combine yogurt, orange, and lemon juice in jam jar, mixing well. Add oats, and again mix well. Add remaining ingredients to jar, and (you guessed it!) mix well. The nuts can be added at this point, but we recommend waiting until just before serving to add them. Keep refrigerated overnight. Enjoy for breakfast!
We made this recipe in a jam jar. A single batch makes about a half jar, good for one breakfast!
The next morning, the oatmeal will be very cold! Either pull out out of the fridge to let it warm up a bit, or microwave for 10 seconds before eating to take off the chill and enhance the flavours!
You can put the nuts in as you make it, but they will soften. To retain the crunchy texture, add immediately before eating.
This recipe is more filling than you would expect as it contains oats AND Greek yogurt. If you normally eat regular oatmeal for breakfast, you might want to cut back on your portion size when enjoying this recipe.
P.S. This also makes a really great dessert!