Oat Yeah: Effortless Holiday Breakfasts

A blueprint for overnight oats makes breakfast for guests a snap

By: Tasting Table for Crate and Barrel

You’ve made your shopping list for Christmas Eve dinner and checked it twice—but don’t forget that if you’re hosting overnight guests, you’re going to need an easy plan for breakfast.

Four colorful smoothie bowls with various fruit and nut toppings laid out on a table with coffee and juice

Consider overnight oats and chia seed pudding your own version of Santa’s little helpers: You’ll wake up to a ready-made breakfast with countless possibilities.

Start with the basic recipes:

For the Overnight Soaked Rolled Oats:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 cups skim milk
  • 1½ tablespoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt

For the Chia Pudding:

  • 2 cups chia seeds
  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 1½ tablespoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt

After you’ve let them soak overnight, dress them up with the following toppings, or let your guests get creative.

Make It Tropical:

Overnight chia seed pudding, almond milk, mango slices, pineapple chunks,macadamia nut, coconut shavings, goji berries, chia seeds

Make It Fall:

Overnight oats, skim milk, apple slices, persimmon slices, honey, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds

Make it Chocolate:

Overnight oats, skim milk, nutella, cocoa nibs, banana, hazelnut, dried cherries, dark chocolate shavings

Make It Vegan:

Overnight chia seed pudding, almond milk, pomegranate seeds, blood orange segments, sliced almonds, hemp seeds

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