This isn’t exactly a “recipe”, but if anyone were to stop by my blog, I would want this to be something that is shared with them. Overnight oats is an idea that I got from reading many food blogs and is a “recipe” that I use at least on a weekly basis.
For anyone who works or has to run off somewhere early in the morning, this is a fantastic idea. It takes 1 minute to prep the night before and you can even put it in a fancy jar and give yourself a pat on the back for being artsy and creative.
There are tons of combinations that you can put into overnight oats, but the premise is simple. You take raw oats, spoon them into a jar (or bowl, or tupperware) with some water and/or milk and/or yogurt, add a few toppings like cinnamon, nutmeg, nuts, fruit, honey, or syrup and let it rest overnight. The oats absorb the water/yogurt/milk and plump up, leaving you with a voluminous cold jar/bowl/tupperware of oats in the morning, ready to eat. You can heat them up or eat them cold like I do. If you’ve ever had muesli, this is similar to that.
I love doing this at night and having something ready to grab in the morning. I also find that since the ingredients have had all night to hang out together, the oatmeal is so much more tasty and flavorful than if you were to prepare it in the morning and eat it right away.
Strawberry Overnight Oats
- 1/3 cup rolled oats (I did not use instant, but you can!)
- About 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (you can use any type of milk or yogurt or water)
- chopped strawberries
- 1 tablespoon flax
- teaspoon of cinnamon
- teaspoon of maple syrup
1. Combine all ingredients
3. Let sit (covered or uncovered) in the fridge overnight
4. Wake up knowing breakfast awaits!
5. Microwave the oats or just eat them cold.
Other ingredients that are good to include: add nutmeg, blueberries, banana, nuts, greek yogurt (any flavor), coconut, peanut butter, seeds… this list is endless!