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No Cook Overnight Oat Cups

No-Cook Overnight Oatmeal Cups with Berries

By CARE Culinary Intern, Jacqui Gabel: My dear friend, Jess, introduced me to the brilliant idea of cold, no-cook overnight oatmeal cups. Jess is a mom to a toddler and a newborn, and there’s not a lot of time in her day for cooking. When I visited her North Carolina, she whipped together these super smart oatmeal cups each night for us to grab the next morning on the go. It was hot and humid in Charlotte, and though chilled oatmeal was new to me at first, these cups were perfect and refreshing in the warmer weather.

  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats, dry (uncooked)
  • 1 cup low fat plain kefir
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds OR 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey or 100% maple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh berries (any variety; frozen could also be used)

Instructions

  1. In a mason jar or plastic container, combine oatmeal, kefir, seeds, and honey or maple. Mix well.
  2. Top with fruit and cover (fruit can also be added in the morning).
  3. Chill overnight or for 6 hours.

Notes

Notes from Teri: I love the simplicity and ease of this recipe for overnight oatmeal cups. Kefir might be new to you. Kefir is a ‘drinkable’ yogurt. It’s thinner than traditional yogurt. Kefir is a beneficial ‘fermented’ dairy product meaning it has good gut bacteria and is more easily digested. It should be right beside the yogurt in your dairy aisle. If you can’t find it, you can make this recipe by substituting a mix of ½ cup of low-fat milk and ½ cup of Greek yogurt for the kefir.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 333
  • Sugar: 26
  • Sodium: 477
  • Fat: 8
  • Saturated Fat: 2
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 52
  • Fiber: 12
  • Protein: 17
  • Cholesterol: 10

Keywords: easy breakfasts, healthy last minute breakfasts

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