Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds

2013-04-16
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  • Servings : 1
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 2:5 h

Today I bring you my all-time-fave breakfast.. and this time it’s been jazzed up.. Over Night Oats with Chia Seeds.

This breakfast tastes good enough to be a dessert.. and it’s so creamy that you would never guess that it’s actually good for you!! Oats are a fantastic source of soluble fibre which helps lower cholesterol and they also have a low glycaemic index, which means that you will be left feeling fuller for longer :)

Now, this recipe does require a little bit of organisation but to be honest it’s not an awful lot (it’s just throwing together a load of ingredients in a bowl and popping them in a fridge!). Over-night oats are super versatile as you can add any topping of your choice.. any fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, or even coconut the choice is yours!

P.S If you don’t have any chia seeds then check out my original Over-Night Oats Recipe!

*Nutrition stats provided include the chia seeds (high in healthy fat) but not the toppings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (40g) Porridge Oats
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) Vanilla Yoghurt (fat-free)
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) Unsweetened Almond milk
  • 1 tbsp of Chia Seeds*
  • Pinch of Cinnamon (optional)**

And at your desk.. add your chosen topping! Mine was blueberries and banana :)

*chia seeds are a fantastic source of protein, healthy fats including omega3 (for heart health), calcium and fibre, and they expand to create a deliciously creamy texture.. this also helps you to feel fuller for longer!

**I have also tried mixing a tbsp of PB2 into my over-night oats (before chilling) which tasted amazing!

Method

Step 1

The night before, mix your oats in a bowl with the yoghurt, milk, chia seeds (optional) and cinnamon (optional)

Step 2

Cover and pop in the fridge

Step 3

The next day top with your chosen toppings and enjoy the creaminess!!

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook – here are a selection!!

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Overnight oats with chia seeds

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    330 Kcal
  • Carbs

    44g
  • Protein

    9g
  • Fat

    10g

Recipe Comments

Comments (22)

  1. posted by Ginderella on May 21, 2013

    I made a small bowl of these oats last night. I used fat free Greek yog, (as thats all we had in) instead of the Alpro pouring yog. I expected to need some honey or Agrve to sweeten, but they oats didn’t need it, they were very creamy and soft and tasted utterly delicious, wished I had made a bigger portion. 4 hours later I’m only just feeling ready for lunch. I can see the overnight oats becoming a regular breakfast.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 21, 2013

      Thanks for your lovely comment! You should also check out my original recipe for over-night oats and see which you prefer :) Thank you! Nic x

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  2. posted by Talitha on May 26, 2013

    Made this for breakfast today – left out the chia seeds and served it with banana and blueberries and sprinkled with Linwoods milled flax seed, cocoa and berries. It was absolutely delicious even though my daughter said it looked like cold porridge and cinders :)

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 27, 2013

      Haha! Aw thanks for your lovely comment – your toppings sound delicious! I love milled flaxseeds with dried fruit (Aldi special!). I do hope you make it again :) Nic x

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  3. posted by Iron Pugsley on June 13, 2013

    Brilliant recipe – I used coconut milk and loaded it with bananas and raspberries. Fuelled a 3k swim and an 8k run.

    Delicious!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 14, 2013

      That sounds amazing! I’m a fan of the light coconut milk KoKo diary free and love the banana and raspberry topping!! Thanks for your comment :) x

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  4. posted by SazzyMCH on June 16, 2013

    I LOVE overnight oats – I like to put some frozen berries in mine (I use greek yog) as by the morning they’re defrosted and the flavours have really mixed in with the milk and yogurt.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 16, 2013

      OOOh that sounds delicious, great idea! I will be trying that soon! Thanks for your comments :) x

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  5. posted by leigh on June 29, 2013

    ONO are my fave breakfast, my spin on this at the minute is to use chocolate vivesoy and greek yogurt with my oats/chia and bung some strawberries in, its delicious

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 1, 2013

      That sounds amazing!!! Thanks for your great suggestion!! Nic xx

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  6. posted by Lesley on June 30, 2013

    Finally tried these for the first time today….WOW! Tastes too good to be healthy ;)

    I’m allergic to almond milk so used 100ml skimmed milk & 40g full fat Greek yogurt with honey, a pinch of cinnamon then topped with chopped banana….delish!

    Thanks for the recipe Nic looking forward to trying it with many more toppings, its so versatile…grated apple next I think!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 30, 2013

      Thanks for your comment Lesley! Love your variation and I’ll add your pic too! Love grated apple- you should check out my bircher muesli recipe too! x

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  7. posted by Suzie on July 1, 2013

    Thanks Nic – I made these overnight with oats, milk, greek yoghurt and orange juice (totally veering off your recipe but you were the inspiration!) and it was great! I can’t stand hot porridge in summer and it’s always a bit of a a faff to have the ingredients for Bircher muesli, but with these I can just top it with whatever fruit I have lying around and a drizzle of honey (apricots & strawberries this morning). Amazing, and has kept me full through until lunchtime. Will be making them again! (Maybe I’ll buy some chia seeds too…)

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 1, 2013

      H Suzie! Aw that’s brilliant to hear :) Great topping ideas too. I love chia seeds in smoothies as well and they make a great healthy dessert!! Thanks so much for your comment! Nic x

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  8. posted by Vicky on July 21, 2013

    As a fan of porridge, I’m always slightly disappointed when it gets too warm to enjoy…tried overnight oats for breakfast this morning and now I’ve found the perfect summery way to get my daily dose of oats :) going to have to start experimenting with toppings now!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 25, 2013

      Hurray! Aw thanks for your comment Vicky – so glad you like them! I had this today and loved it with a spoon of PB2 – adds such a nice flavour! xx

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  9. posted by Andrea on February 9, 2014

    Just made this last night, used Greek yogurt instead of vanilla yogurt and topped it with blueberries, was delish and made quite a large portion. Had half for breakfast and the rest post workout.
    Tasted like a pudding, looking forward to experimenting with different toppings and protein powder :0)

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  10. posted by Jules Morgan on March 25, 2014

    This passed the daughter test..she loved it. I am so full up though haha I didnt expect to feel this full!!! Very tasty x

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  11. posted by Susie on May 29, 2014

    I’ve doubled the recipe (as I love a big bowl of porridge to fuel my shift at work!) I’ve used 0% Greek yogurt so I will feed back tomorrow morning!? Xx

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