A True Convert

by Cait on January 8, 2012

Ooooooooooooovernight oats!

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Having not really liked overnight oats the first time I had them, I’ve completely converted.

I think a lot of that came from learning how to best make it.

Overnight Oat Essentials:

* All fruit must go in overnight.

* Chia seeds are a must

* The more yogurt, the better (I used to use just 1/3 cup, I now use a whole 6 oz. container )

* Best when put in a-not-so-empty nut butter jar

* Granola topping makes all the difference

* It MUST have the chill taken out – either left at room temperature or quickly nuked (or sitting out while you take millions of photos in the hope of getting one good one)

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Into the bowl last night went:

1/3 cup Coach’s Oats –> 1 tbsp. chia seeds –> 6 oz. 0% plain Fage –> 1/3 cup plain Silk soymilk –> A generous portion of natural Peanut butter –> Sliced strawberries

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De-chilled in the morning and topped with Trader Joe’s Trek Mix Granola:

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Coffee + soymilk on the side:

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Happy Sunday people!

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Jess @ Healthy 'n Hungry January 8, 2012

This looks so good! I need to break down and buy some chia seeds because many bloggers say how amazing they make overnight oats–I will definitely be trying this recipe once I buy some :)

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Cait January 8, 2012

I definitely support you breaking down and buying them – they really make the difference :) Let me know how you like it if you try it!

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Shannon from Healthiful Balance January 8, 2012

What awesome pictures! Overnight oats are amazing and I love having them all year around. :)

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Cait January 8, 2012

Me too! You really can’t beat them! :)

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile January 8, 2012

I absolutely love overnight oats. I didn’t like them the first time either!

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Cait January 8, 2012

So funny! I’m glad we’ve both come around to it because they’re definitely delicious :)

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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles January 8, 2012

I always have overnight oats- but I always warm them all the way through, hot really. I didn’t know that they weren’t supposed to be hot again. Oops, but I don’t think I’d like cold oats anyways. Your whole bowl looks DELICIOUS!

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Cait January 8, 2012

Yeah the really cold temperature definitely takes some getting used to. When you heat your overnight oats all the way through, does it cook the yogurt??

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Tiff January 8, 2012

Nope – still not an overnight oats fan. Maybe one day… :)

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Cait January 8, 2012

Haha I’ll hold you hope for one day! :)

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Claire @ Live and Love to Eat January 8, 2012

I only like chia seeds in overnight oats – but you’re right, they make a world of difference! :)

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Cait January 8, 2012

Totally – can’t beat the thickness they add!

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 8, 2012

Looks perfect! Yum :)

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Cait January 8, 2012

:) Thanks Lauren!

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Kath January 8, 2012

You’re a pro!!

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Cait January 8, 2012

Ahaha – I learned from the best! ;)

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Erica @ For the Sake of Cake January 8, 2012

I’ve just recently given overnight oats another try after not liking them the first time & I’m converted too! I think it takes a little “playing around” to get the right combo!

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Cait January 8, 2012

Definitely! Once you find the combo that works for you there’s no going back ;)

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Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog January 8, 2012

Love your overnight oats!! I love how it’s not watery at all. I really don’t have chia seeds. Do you think the oats will still not be watery if I leave them out?

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Cait January 8, 2012

I think the chia seeds definitely help soak up the excess liquid but even without them it shouldn’t be too watery.

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Allison January 8, 2012

I’ve never made overnight oats cause I’ve been hesitant how they’d turn out but since I seem to be on an oatmeal kick lately, they’re a great alternative and morning time saver… Maybe I’ll whip up a batch sometime this week :D

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Cait's Plate January 8, 2012

Definitely try it and let me know what you think! :)

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Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups January 8, 2012

I love my overnight oats thick too!

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Cait's Plate January 8, 2012

It’s the best way right?!

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Emily January 8, 2012

I haven’t been able to get into the overnight oats movement yet. Something about cold oats just puts me off…but, maybe I should give them another try! Yours look delicious. (:

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Cait's Plate January 9, 2012

I was the EXACT same way. I’m a big texture/temperature person so when I first had them I think I was totally skeeved out by the cold oats. Taking the chill out really does help immensely. Try that and let me know if it helps! :)

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset January 8, 2012

I feel like I haven’t found the best method for overnight oats yet… they come out alright but not great. I will give your version a go sometime soon :)
Gorgeous pictures as usual :D

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Cait's Plate January 9, 2012

Let me know how you like it if you try it! :)

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Sarah January 13, 2012

This looks awesome! I haven’t heard of chia seeds before – not sure if we have them here in the UK – but I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for them so that I can give this a go!

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Cait January 13, 2012

Oh definitely keep your eye out and try them if you can find them – they make ALL the difference!

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Monisia January 13, 2012

excelent;)

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Nicole January 15, 2012

I just made a bowl of these and stashed them in the fridge for tomorrow’s breakfast. I’m looking forward to seeing how they turn out. I have a feeling I’m going to love it!

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Cait January 16, 2012

Yay! I can’t wait to hear what you think!!

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Ramani March 8, 2012

Hi Cait, I’m new to your blog and I love it so far. :) But oh my lord, I LOVE all your bowls, mugs, and jars. I want all of ‘em!

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