Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Total time: 1 hour
Also called “muesli” in many parts of Europe, you don’t need to soak this no-cook oatmeal overnight. A good one-hour soak in the morning will do the trick. Make it while you’re waiting for your coffee and by the time you get out of the shower it’ll be ready to go.
1/3 C gluten free oats
1 T chia seeds
1/2 C coconut water
2 T plain fat-free Greek yogurt
1/2 small banana
1/4 C small frozen sweet fruit such as raspberries or blueberries
1 T chopped walnuts
- Soak chia seeds in coconut water for a few minutes until the mixture begins to gel. (This step is optional but I find it works better for the short soak version.)
- Add oats and yogurt and stir well.
- Chop banana and put on top. Don’t stir.
- Add frozen fruit, then sprinkle with nuts. Don’t stir.
- Place in the frig for an hour (less is OK but an hour or so is best).
- Mix and eat!
Tips and Time Savers
- If you don’t like it cold, stick it in the microwave for about 30 seconds, then restir. It will be nice and warm.
- It’s fine to not soak the chia seeds first, but you will get a slightly different texture.
- Yes, you can make these the night before if that works better for you. Many people (including myself) prefer the shorter soak time because of the taste and texture of the slightly firmer oat.
- You can omit the yogurt (oh but why?!) and use a nut milk instead.
No need to add any kind of sweetener. The frozen fruit will make it plenty sweet enough.