Back to School Breakfast: Raspberry and Yogurt Overnight Oatmeal

September 4, 2014

Oatmeal is a nutritious way to begin the day especially when it's mixed with fruit, yogurt and chia seeds.  While instant oatmeal is convenient, this raspberry and banana overnight oatmeal recipe is just as easy.  All the prep work is done the night before so the next morning all you need to do is spoon the mixture into bowls.  While this recipe is made with raspberries, feel free to substitute with other fruit or berries.  You can also use frozen berries when they are not in season. 

An alternative version of this recipe is to blend mango with coconut milk.  I would mix in coconut, vanilla or pineapple yogurt instead of raspberry (although any flavor could work here).  My toppings of choice would include fresh cubes of bright yellow mango, toasted shredded coconut and chopped macadamia nuts.  As you can probably tell, this recipe is versatile and can be adapted based on what's available in the fridge and the season.

Overnight oatmeal is a hearty breakfast that is guaranteed to set you and the kids up for success all day long. 

Raspberry and Yogurt Overnight Oats

For the overnight oats:
1 pint raspberries
2/3 cup almond milk
2/3 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup raspberry yogurt

toasted sliced almonds

Puree the raspberries and almond milk. Transfer to a large container with a lid. Add the rolled oats, chia seeds, and yogurt. Mix until completely combined and leave in the fridge overnight. In the morning, divide the mixture between bowls and top with toasted sliced almonds, raspberries and sliced bananas

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