Toddler Overnight Oats

A few months back I had quite a popular post on these Infant Overnight Oats I made. Well recently I have been crushing on blood oranges big time. I love when they are in season and they are so beautiful to cut into. I love making everything from blood orange vinaigrette to sangrias but one thing I have loved using blood oranges for is to add into yogurt!20160314_151629

Did you know blood oranges have more antioxidants than their traditional counterparts? When I saw this I knew I couldn’t hold back from adding the juice to my son’s morning yogurt.

20160315_081240Of course I waned to take this one step further because I like changing up my son’s breakfast and encouraging his taste buds to get familiar with other foods. So, I created a toddler overnight oats version of my original creation. Since he is eating thicker foods, I can more easily feed him whole oats as compared to having to puree them previously.

This creation is loaded with beneficial bacteria from the yogurt, antioxidants from the blood orange and is chock full of omegas thanks to the flaxseed meal. If you’re looking for the ultimate power punch in a breakfast, you’ve found it here! You can also toss this in a blender for infants that are not as used to thicker, chunkier foods.. or make this for yourself!

Toddler Overnight Oats with Blood Orange

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt (be sure to check labels, many yogurts have added sugar and unnecessary ingredients)
  • 1/2 cup oats (where to buy)
  • 1/2 tsp ground flaxseed meal (where to buy)
  • Juice from 1/4 of a blood orange

20160407_124421Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

20160407_124725Store in fridge overnight and serve in the morning once oats have soaked up the moisture from the orange juice and yogurt. This makes 1-2 servings, if you’d like you can quadruple this recipe to make enough for 4-5 days.

This recipe makes a thick overnight oat creation. If you’d like to thin it out, add milk before serving.