Look guys–I still make recipes! 😀 The truth is that I’m as active in my kitchen as ever! I still cook several times a week and I’ve never stopped being food obsessed (how could I stop??). Life got crazy and blog posts became fewer, but I sure have missed it! I love sharing food with you guys, especially when it’s creamy, dreamy, delicious, healthy food like this!
When it’s cold out, I’m all about hot oatmeal. It’s a longtime favorite and I basically never grow tired of it. But when it starts to get warm out, I get excited about a whole different kind of oatmeal!
There’s lots of ways people make overnight oats. Some eat it hot, some eat it cold…some like it thin, some like it thick…some use chia seeds and some don’t…there’s a lot of variations. Personally I like my overnight oats to resemble a pudding or custard–YUM! Chia seeds and yogurt are a must for me because together they create the perfect thickness in the final mixture.
Mix the ingredients together the night before then eat right out of the fridge in the morning and it’s pure heaven!
- 1 c. rolled oats
- 1 c. greek yogurt
- 3 T. chia seeds
- 1½ c. milk (use more milk if you want a thinner consistency)
- 2 t. raw honey (optional)
- 1 6 oz. container fresh raspberries
- ½ c. shredded coconut, toasted
- The night before you want to enjoy your oatmeal, stir together the oats, yogurt, chia seeds, milk, and honey. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning, mash about ¾ of the raspberries in a small bowl with the back of a fork.
- Layer the oat mixture, smashed berries, and shredded coconut into desired serving container. Top with remaining whole berries. Enjoy!
Raspberries have been a major pregnancy craving of mine (pretty much all berries actually!) so when I was thinking about my first overnight oats of the year I didn’t have to think very hard about potential toppings. I smashed most of the berries up to make a little “jam” for layering into the oats and then left some whole to throw on top. If jam isn’t your jam then feel free to leave all the berries whole–the taste will be the same!
Cheers to the arrival of spring and all of the warm weather foods that come with it!