Berry Chia Overnight Oats (2024)

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This is great! I’d been looking for a good post-swim breakfast and this was really convenient. I added chopped apple and dried cherries. It was excellent. Thanks!

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Mornings just got 100x better andthis is a fact.

I want you to know that nutritiousbreakfasts AND easy non-stressful morningscan be found in the form of something magical and beautiful called chia overnight oats, and do we love oats for this or what? WE LOVE OATSFOR THIS.

Also, you should really take it seriously anytime I give you advice on non-stressful mornings because I am about the last person ever who is qualified to train others on such a thing. If even my hot morning mess selfcan make my mornings less stressful, then basically anyone in the world can jump on this real foodand convenience wagon and rock their mornings with me.

My relationship with oats is probably best labeled as hot and cold. I loved hot oats more than any other food for several years. Like 9+ years. I would eat hot, cooked oats for breakfast, lunch, and even DESSERT after dinner. I’m not kidding. It was the best of times.Thingswere hot.

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Then something about my tastebuds sort of changed and developed (scary and exciting times!) and COLD oats came into my life.

Enter: my new way to love oatmeal –> chilled, creamy, barely sweet overnight oats.

I really credit the overnight oats with bringing me to a balanced oat-loving center. The hot oatmeal was perfect for the cold mornings of winter, and thecreamy, soft, lightly sweet and berry-topped soaked oats were just everything I needed and more on a sunny spring or summer morning. Not only for a good breakfast packed with nutrition and easy to work withon the hurry-up-and-get-there morning run-around, but also for keepingmy adoration of all things oatmeal going during all seasons of the year.

And adding chia?

Just an awesomely fun bonus and a good reason to add the word gelatinous to your vocabulary.

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So in the name of overnight oats, here’s what I do at the start of everyweek.

  • I get out three glass jars.
  • I put 1/2 cup oats in each jar.
  • I put 1/4 cup chia in each jar.
  • I pour in 1 cup milk or almond milk (or water ifthe fridge is especially empty) to each jar.
  • I stir in apinch of salt, a pinch of cinnamon, and a quick drizzle of maple syrup.

Then I wake up in the morning and I open the fridge to THREE BEAUTIFUL JARS of chia overnight oats and I grab one of them, stir it upwith my leftover smoothie from the day before or maybea quick fresh berry puree or mash up if I have three extra minutes to spare, and then eat it happily all in about 6secondsflat.

Soooo morningsare looking pretty awesome right about now, right?I’d say YES considering I’m sitting here with this morning’s overnight chia overnight oats as I send you on your merry overnight oats way.


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Berry Chia Overnight Oats

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  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
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Chia Overnight Oats made with chia, oats, and almond milk. So easy and perfect for a quick healthy breakfast on the go! YUM!


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  • 1/2 cup Quaker Oats rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup milk or water
  • pinch of salt and cinnamon
  • maple syrup or other sweetener to taste
  • 1 cup frozen berries of choice (or yesterday’s smoothie leftovers)
  • yogurt for topping
  • berries for topping


  1. Place the oats, seeds, milk, salt, and cinnamon in a jar with a lid. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Puree the berries. (I usually incorporate this into my smoothie routine, so I either use leftover smoothie or just blend up a huge smoothie batch so I have a little extra for the oats. You don’t HAVE to do this, but it’s a nice way to add some fruit and color.)
  3. Stir oats with your frozen berry puree and top with yogurt and more berries, nuts, honey, whatevs you like.


HIGHLY recommend making this in batches. I usually do 3 at a time, all in individual jars for easy grab and go breakfasts.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: berry chia overnight oat, berry overnight oats, healthy overnight oats

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