You know when your alarm goes off and you thank your lucky stars for the person who invented snooze? Ah. Well, that's usually how it goes in my house... until I wake up in a panic two snoozes later and have to operate at lightning speed to get everything done in the morning.
My sister recently told me about a no-bake oatmeal chia yogurt combo that sounded intriguing. And so thanks to The Yummy Life, I have a new breakfast option to help me out on those mornings when I accidentally press snooze one more time than I should.
I tinkered with the recipe a bit. You can use the link above to access the original recipe and also find loads of delicious sounding variations.
Below is what I threw together last night. Admittedly, it would be better with chia seeds, not chia bran but alas, the healthfood store by me was out of chia seeds so I settled on chia bran. Same great health benefits but not the same great texture benefits. Next time I'll also experiment with adding fruit. My husband and I both had this for breakfast, which saved a few minutes. And let's face it, when you wake up at 6:40 and have to get two adults and two kids out of the house before 7:30, every minute counts.
- 1/2 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 TB chia bran (my health food store was out of chia seeds!)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/2 cup plain lowfat greek yogurt
In a tupperware, add oats, yogurt, chia bran, cinnamon and maple. Stir well to combine and put on lid. Refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Eat chilled.