Ready for a fun (and easy) breakfast recipe to try!? It only takes 5 minutes (5!!!) and a few measuring cups to throw together. But what I love most about this yummy dish (other than the sprinkles) is that it keeps oatmeal in the breakfast rotation all summer since it can be served cold.
Just a quick disclaimer before we jump ahead to the recipe. Only my kids that already eat oatmeal, enjoyed this yummy dish. Secretly I was hoping it would convert my non-oatmeal eating kids… I mean, not even sprinkles and yogurt did the trick. Of course it doesn’t mean it’ll be the same for your kids but just thought I’d share that little tidbit.
(not sure how these pics turned out so orangey-pink but we’re rolling with it, ha!?)
OVERNIGHT FUNFETTI OATS RECIPE
- 1 cup old fashioned oats (like quaker)
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 to 1-1/2 tablespoons of stevia or 2 to 6 single serve packets (depending on how sweet your protein powder is — we used 1-tablespoon/4-packets)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp butter extract (or sub with vanilla extract)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other favorite milk)
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt, any kind (or mashed banana)
- sprinkles for topping (optional)
1a. In a small bowl, mix all of the ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate overnight or atleast 2 hours so oats soften.
1b. OR divide mixture into smaller bowls or mason jars, cover and refrigerate.
2. Top with sprinkles, serve and enjoy. Warm in microwave if preferred :)
See what I mean about the 5 minutes part!? Literally just throwing it together.
Pretty sure I’ll always want to remember the way he slicked his hair with his special combover style, along with those chicken legs and the tongue action that happens when he’s in full concentration mode.
Thankful for my kids who are (almost) always up for taste testing and quick pics!
Have you guys tried overnight oats before? I’m a huge fan and once you find the right liquid to dry ingredient ratio, the combinations are endless… my favorite recipes involve chocolate of course :)