½ cup rolled oats
¼ cup plain yogurt
½ cup skim or 1% milk
Combine all three ingredients together
Stir, cover, and refrigerate overnight
In the morning you can add any toppings you want
Any kind of fruit: berries, cherries, bananas, peach slices, apple chunks
Nuts: almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, hazelnuts
Extracts: vanilla, almond
Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, apple pie spice, pumpkin pie spice
I prefer eating oats this way verses hot oatmeal. For some reason I find this to be a much more filling breakfast than hot oatmeal. After leaving the combined ingredients in the fridge overnight, the yogurt really thickens up giving the entire bowl a great consistency. The two varieties I like the most are pictured below; in the first pic I topped my overnight oats with dark cherries and pecans. In the second pic, half a banana and walnuts.
Add whey protein to increase total protein. Nut butters (Dark Chocolate from Peanut Butter & Co. is my fave) to increase total calories for those in a muscle gain phase.