Monday, June 26, 2023

Overnight Cherry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pudding

Here's a quick & easy dish I love for several reasons...
it's made overnight, it has lots of protein, 
and it can be a grab n' go meal. 

And if cherry isn't a favorite flavor, use whatever jam you have on
hand.  I used homemade strawberry jam and it was delicious. 

If you've never tried eating cold oatmeal, give it a try.
And if you prefer, you can warm it in the microwave to your liking. 

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I love that this has chia seeds, which help keep you full, they are a 
great source of Omega-3's, they're packed with
antioxidants, they have 5 times as much calcium as milk,
and they're loaded with fiber!!!

No wonder they're called a Superfood!! 

I keep them on hand and love tossing a handful into smoothies. 

And I love how they thicken 'puddings' or oatmeal mixtures. 

I found this recipe in a newspaper a long time ago and am so
glad I came across it again.  

Give it a stir soon - only takes 2 minutes to whip up and you'll be
ready for a snack (or meal) when you need something quick. 

This recipe makes 2 servings, but can easily be doubled or tripled!

I'm on a soft diet, so didn't top with almonds...that's optional really. 


1/2 c. plain low-fat Greek yogurt 
1/2 c. low-fat milk 
(I used almond milk) 
1-1/2 Tablespoons cherry jam 
2 tsp. chia seeds (optional)
1/4 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
1 Tb. mini chocolate chips
1/2 c. rolled oats or oatmeal
(can use quick, but not instant) 
2 Tb. slivered or sliced almonds, toasted

In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk and jam until smooth. Add chia seeds, vanilla, chocolate chips and oats; mix until well blended. Cover and chill at least an hour or up to 2 days. 

To serve, top with toasted almonds.  

Yield: 2 servings 


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1 comment :

  1. This sounds like a wonderful breakfast or anytime treat, Marsha! Thank you for sharing this.