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Something new for breakfast

Spring is rapidly approaching and I've been trying to use up some of the fruit from the freezer. When I saw this recipe recently I thought it would be a good one to try. I had never eaten Chia seeds before, but have since seen quite a few variations of this recipe which utilize them.

Overnight Oats

1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp. vanilla
about 1/3 cup all fruit jam (or sweetener of your choice)
1 cup dry oatmeal (I used instant oats)
2 Tbsps. chia seeds (I bought these at Aldi in the baking aisle)
about 1 1/2 cups chopped fruit
nuts, if desired

Combine yogurt, milk, vanilla, jam, oats, and seeds, then stir in fruit. I have made this using blueberries and blueberry fruit spread and strawberries with strawberry fruit spread. Aldi has a variety of these fruit spreads and I'm sure this would also work with regular jams or even maple syrup. Mix gently and then portion into jam jars or other containers of your choice. I usually get four full jars and a partial. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy the next morning.

This recipe is similar to Swiss Musli which was popular years ago. The "new" twist is the yogurt instead of cream and the chia seeds which are an added source of protein. Keep this in mind for a simple but tasty breakfast idea.

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3 Comments on “Something new for breakfast”

  1. #1 Sonia
    on Mar 8th, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I love overnight oatmeal! I use cherry greek yogurt and add cocoa powder with the other ingredients — oh and I add chopped dried cherries.

  2. #2 Becka
    on Mar 9th, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Your chocolate cherry version sounds really good. I saw a recipe for a chocolate chia pudding that you put in the blender to make it smooth. I’m interested in trying that to see how it would taste

  3. #3 Deb
    on Mar 19th, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Hi Becka, This sounds tasty even though I’ve tried and tried to eat oatmeal and can’t manage it. But maybe your recipe would doctor it up enough to be enjoyable. 🙂 I usually get chia seeds at Costco and use them on my breakfast peanut butter toast. It’s so interesting how they swell once moist. After eating chia seeds (and before brushing my teeth) I go around smiling big at everyone. 🙂 Thanks for your recipe!

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