This simple chia seed oatmeal is perfect for anyone who's looking for a filling and nutritious breakfast! It's creamy, and versatile, and all you have to do is mix it up and pop it in the fridge. Use this easy recipe to meal prep your breakfasts for the entire week!
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Why I love Chia Seed Oatmeal
If I can convince just one person to try this breakfast, then I'm happy! It's the perfect way to start your day for so many reasons.
- It's so easy to make! Just mix all of the ingredients and pop it in the fridge overnight to work its magic.
- You can meal prep a few days' worths of breakfasts all at once.
- It saves a dish! Eat it straight from a single serve jar.
- Take it on the go if you're rushing out to the office in the morning.
- You can switch it up and add so many different elements that you'll never get sick of it!
- It's good for you!
Chia seeds and oatmeal are full of fiber, protein, antioxidants, and more! Plus, adding chia seeds to regular 'ol overnight oats is kind of genius because the chia seeds absorb moisture and thicken up the concoction. They really give this breakfast a decadent pudding texture!
The key is to make sure your pudding has ample time to sit. The first batch I ever made sat for about 8 hours before we ate them and they were good, but I soon discovered that letting this concoction sit for 10-12 hours is the key to perfection.
Ingredients and Instructions
The makings of this oatmeal are pretty simple! Your base will be rolled oats, chia seeds, your choice of yogurt, and milk or water. And you can use dairy-free alternatives for the yogurt or milk if desired.
All of that takes care of the texture, but then we get into flavor! I add almond butter, berries for topping, and sometimes I sprinkle on protein-rich nuts and seeds like hemp, pumpkin, flax, or sliced almonds.
All you have to do is mix together all of your ingredients, refrigerate, and go to sleep! Enjoy your breakfast in the morning and then come leave a review to let me know how much you loved it. :)
Not in this case! The soaking occurs when it's combined with the oats and liquid overnight.
Yes, both chia seeds and oats have wonderful health benefits, but like with anything, I suggest practicing moderation. You can also boost your chia oatmeal with additional fruit, nuts, and seeds to increase its nutritional value.
You can heat up your chia seed oatmeal for 30-60 seconds in the microwave. Then add fruit and enjoy!
- Add pumpkin pie spice to your chia oats during the fall (or whenever) for an autumnal flavor boost. You could even get crazy and add a tablespoon of pumpkin puree!
- Make your oats a little chocolate and peanut butter treat! Sprinkle in a bit of cocoa powder and drizzle warmed peanut butter on top in the morning.
- Add cocoa nibs or chopped semi-sweet chocolate to your oats and then put sliced banana on top! Instant banana chocolate chip bread in a cup!
Additional Chia Seed and Oat Recipes
- Gluten-free and Paleo Lemon Chia Mini Muffins
- Easy Raspberry Chia Jam
- Gluten-free Banana Peanut Butter Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pear Baked Oatmeal Bars
- Mashed Banana Oatmeal
I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you make it, please be sure to leave a ⭐️ review and comment below! For videos of different recipes from my blog, please check out my YouTube channel, and follow me over on Instagram!
Overnight Chia Seed Oatmeal
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- ¼ cup plain whole milk yogurt Greek yogurt, kefir, or non-dairy yogurt
- ½ cup milk dairy-free milk, or water
- 1 Tablespoon almond butter
- ¼ cup berries for topping
- optional: ¼ cup protein-rich nuts and seeds like hemp pumpkin, flax, or sliced almonds
- Mix all ingredients (except the berries) together in a jar.
- Refrigerate overnight, or for 10-12 hours.
- Serve as is, or with fresh berries, raw honey, chia jam, or a little maple syrup.