Home · Recipes · Breakfast & Brunch Chia Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: Feb 21, 2016Updated: Oct 5, 2023 View Recipe13 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. This chia oatmeal breakfast bowl is packed with all sorts of good stuff to keep you full and energized. When chia seeds absorb moisture, it turns jelly-like, similar to pudding. Breakfast is a daily struggle. Do I eat the cheesecake I made the night before? How about a ham and cheesy bread bowl? Or should I do the sensible thing and have some oatmeal? This chia oatmeal breakfast bowl is packed with all sorts of good stuff to keep me full and energized. Overnight Chia Oats Bowl Rolled oats, chia seeds, and cacao nibs make up the base of this breakfast bowl. Although chia seeds don’t provide any flavor, when soaked in liquids, it adds a great deal of texture. When chia seeds absorb moisture, it turns jelly-like, similar to pudding. The longer you let it sit, the more the chia seed will plump up. While this recipe uses soy milk, you may substitute with your milk of choice. Add a little maple syrup for a touch of sweetness. Honey or agave syrup work just as well. Oatmeal is something I can never tire of. There are endless variations when it comes to toppings. The fun part comes with the variety of toppings and mix-ins. Oatmeal Toppings Galore: Today’s chia oatmeal breakfast bowl is topped with granola, blackberries, and blood orange segments. Perhaps tomorrow I’ll load my oatmeal with toasted almonds, sliced banana, and a handful of chocolate chunks. If I’m feeling tropical, maybe some shredded coconut, pineapple slices, and chopped macadamia nuts will do the trick. Chia Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl This chia oatmeal breakfast bowl is packed with all sorts of good stuff to keep you full and energized. When chia seeds absorb moisture, it turns jelly-like, similar to pudding. Prep Time: 5 minutes minutesRest Time: 1 hour hourTotal Time: 1 hour hour 5 minutes minutes Servings: 2 Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe Ingredients½ cup rolled oats (old-fashioned oats)3 Tablespoons chia seeds2 Tablespoons cacao nibs1 ⅓ cup soy milk or milk of choice2 Tablespoons maple syruptoppings: granola, berries, citrus, nuts Instructions In a medium bowl, combine rolled oats, chia seeds, soy milk, and maple syrup. Fold to combine until ingredients are evenly distributed. Cover and let rest at least 1 hour in the fridge (overnight is best).Divide chia oatmeal between two serving bowls. Add additional soy milk, if desired. Add toppings and serve immediately. NotesThe chia oatmeal will be fairly thick if allowed to sit in the fridge overnight. Stir contents together and add additional milk until consistency is to your liking. Author: Maryanne Cabrera Course: Breakfast, SnackCuisine: AmericanKeyword: breakfast oats, chia bowl, chia oatmeal, overnight chia oatmeal Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean.