Thursday, June 2, 2016

Make Mornings A Breeze

The easiest mornings are made while you sleep with overnight oat inspiration from Quaker

For many, the fast-approaching summer months are hectic, and a simple, quick – yet satisfying – breakfast recipe is essential in the morning. That's why The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., is encouraging fans to explore the deliciousness of overnight oats – a cool, convenient way to help start the day off right.

Overnight oats are prepared in three easy steps but can be enjoyed in endless flavor varieties, and offer 100 percent whole grain goodness to help kick start the morning. In a portable container, simply combine Quaker Old Fashioned Oats with milk, yogurt or any dairy alternative, add a layer (or two) of preferred toppings, and place in the refrigerator to soak before heading to bed. The next morning, a satisfyingly chilled, on-the-go breakfast will be ready to enjoy. Plus, the dry oats prepared with 1 cup of fat-free milk provides 15 grams of protein to help fill you up.

For nearly 140 years, Quaker has delivered the goodness of oats through its core foundation of hot cereal offerings. Now, the brand is taking oats out of the pantry and into the refrigerator with the resurgence of an age-old tradition: overnight oats. As the leading expert in oats, Quaker helped revitalize overnight oats in 2015 and continues to be at the forefront of the trend that's here to stay. According to the latest Food Trends report from Google, the cool morning meal is on track to make a big splash in 2016, and Quaker will share new overnight oat recipes, tips, how-to videos and other inspirational content throughout the summer to help oatmeal lovers continue to uncover all the "chilled" ways to enjoy Quaker Old Fashioned Oats.

"Last summer, we saw overnight oats take over the Pinterest community, and people are now searching for overnight oat recipe inspiration twice as often as they were a year ago," said Joe Silverman, senior marketing director, Quaker Foods North America. "We're excited to see families continue to have fun with the versatility of oats, especially since this on-the-go breakfast provides such an easy solution for busy mornings and a tasty way to enjoy oats." 

Based on a recent Pinterest Guided Search, berries, bananas and peanut butter are among the most popular overnight oat toppings, but the trendy breakfast can be prepared and layered in countless flavor combinations. The same Pinterest Guided Search also showed other popular flavors associated with overnight oats include fun toppings such as pumpkin, peach, cherry and chia seeds.

Overnight oat fans can also get inspired with Amazon Alexa, the brain inside the Amazon Echo, to learn more about the popular breakfast trend. Quaker has built its own "skill" for Alexa, available through products like the Echo speaker, which allows consumers to prompt the hands-free device to "open Quaker" and receive step-by-step instructions for overnight oat recipes. The skill, which is the first of its kind, made its debut in March at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and is now available to the public, offering five overnight oat recipes. 

Mixed Berry Overnight Oats

Servings: 1 
    • 1/2 Cup(s) Quaker® Oats
    • 1/2 Cup(s) low-fat yogurt
    • 1/2 Cup(s) Low-fat milk
    • 2 Teaspoon(s) Chia seeds
    • 1/4 Cup(s) blackberries, sliced
    • 1/4 Cup(s) Raspberries
    • 1/4 Cup(s) Banana, sliced
Add Quaker® Oats to your container of choice, pour in milk, add low-fat yogurt, and sprinkle in chia seeds. Add in combined mixture of sliced blackberries, sliced banana, and raspberries. Place in fridge and enjoy in the morning or a few hours later!

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Servings: 2 
    • 1 Cup(s) Quaker® Oats
    • 1 Cup(s) Low-fat milk
    • 1 Teaspoon(s) Chia seeds
    • 1/2 Teaspoon(s) Vanilla extract
    • 1 Teaspoon(s) Cinnamon
    • 1/2 Cup(s) Bananas, sliced
    • 1/4 Cup(s) Creamy peanut butter
    • 1 Tablespoon(s) Honey
Add Quaker® Oats to a container of your choice and pour in milk. Mix in vanilla extract, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Alternate between layers of peanut butter and layers of sliced banana. Drizzle with honey. Place in fridge and enjoy in the morning or a few hours later!
For more overnight oat inspiration, visit, or follow the brand on Pinterest @QuakerOats or Twitter.

Source:   The Quaker Oats Company

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