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Overnight Triple Berry Oatmeal

by A Cedar Spoon

Back-to-school breakfasts have never been this easy! Put your Overnight Triple Berry Oatmeal in the fridge overnight and wake up to a protein and calcium-packed breakfast. Oats are soaked overnight with milk and Greek yogurt and paired with three berries: blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. You can’t beat a quick and easy breakfast that also tastes delicious!

You can use regular oats or steel cut oats—just expect a chewier texture. I also used milk and reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt in this recipe to soak into the oats and help them soften overnight. By using the reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt, you can cut sugar and calories.

This Overnight Triple Berry Oatmeal isn’t just great for busy school day mornings—it makes a really great on-the-go breakfast before work or a quick, healthy snack. I love keeping a few jars of this in my fridge and grabbing it when I am in need of a pick-me-up! My kids love adding toppings to theirs in the morning. I set out add-ins like walnuts, pecans, shredded coconut, fresh berries, bananas, honey and chia seeds and let them have fun. Kids often enjoy being hands-on with their food and this gives them a chance to participate in the creation of a healthy meal!

Overnight oats are now on Ohio school breakfast menus, too! If kids don’t like to eat breakfast first thing, or there’s no time before heading to the bus, school breakfast can be a great option. It ensures all kids start their days with a healthy meal.

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Overnight Triple Berry Oatmeal

Ingredients

1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup raspberries
1/4 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 cup oatmeal (regular or steel cut oats)
1 cup fat-free milk
3 tablespoon low or reduced fat plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons honey
1 large or 2 small mason jars or Tupperware with lids

Garnish ideas
Extra berries
Nuts (almonds, walnuts or pecans work great)
Shredded coconut
Extra honey
Chia seeds

Instructions

  1. In each mason jar, put layer of berries (I like to mix them up and use some of each).
  2. Add half the oatmeal, milk, yogurt, vanilla and honey and stir to combine everything.
  3. Top your overnight oats with the remaining berries and seal the mason jars. Put the mason jars in the fridge overnight.
  4. When you are ready to eat them, remove them from the fridge and garnish with your favorite toppings. For these Triple Berry Oats, I like to add more fresh berries, a sprinkle of chia seeds, nuts and some honey.


Notes:  
You can eat the oats cold or heat them up in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Remember, this recipe has berries in it, so if you heat up the oats, the berries will be warm too. 

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A Cedar Spoon

My name is Julia, and I am a busy mom of two boys with another on the way in September! We recently relocated to Cleveland, Ohio from Chicago, Illinois, so I have a deep love for the Midwest. With two energetic boys come hungry bellies. On A Cedar Spoon, I share healthy, quick and easy recipes for the whole family with the kids in mind. I am a recipe developer, nature lover, traveler and Mediterranean food lover. I love incorporating fresh, seasonal flavors and ingredients along with rich, warm spices into my cooking!

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