I had the privilege of developing a second recipe for a quarterly newsletter to highlight papaya (read about the first recipe I developed here!). Now that I’m a new mom and need a fast and filling breakfast, overnight oats are perfect. These are packed with protein thanks to the addition of Greek yogurt. The combination of honey and almond is delicious with any fruit if you can’t find papaya. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have!
Papaya Almond Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1/2 cup low fat milk
- 1/3 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 tsp. almond extract
- 1/2 tsp. honey (plus more to taste)
- 1/2 cup chopped papaya, for serving
- Toasted almonds (optional) for serving
- In a jar or storage container, combine the milk and yogurt. Stir until no lumps remain.
- Add the oats, chia seeds, almond extract and honey to the jar.
- Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
- Place lid on jar or container and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, remove the lid and top the oatmeal with chopped papaya and almost, if using. Add additional honey as needed.
Nutrition Information: Serving size: 1 recipe Calories: 312kcal Fat: 5g Carbohydrates: 50g Protein: 19g
Recipe adapted from Everyday Annie
Almost every Wednesday night in Okinawa is reserved for one thing: The Bachelor (or Bachelorette, for this time of year). Realistically, it’s just an excuse for my group of friends to see each other every week, talk and eat snacks. My friend, Jessi, would occasionally bring her fabulous granola to our girl’s nights and, I’m not going to lie, I always wanted to steal the entire bowl and not share a single piece. It was that delicious. Luckily, Jessi nicely shared her recipe with me before she moved and, with a few adjustments, now I’m sharing it with all of you!