Overnight oats are a no-cook method of making oatmeal. Instead of cooking your oats with liquid on the stove or in the microwave, you mix your oats with liquid, and let it sit in the fridge overnight. Can it get any easier?
In the morning, you have a pudding-like breakfast that is perfect for easy grab-and-go breakfasts. It doesn’t have the same texture as hot/stove-top oats. It’s creamier, thicker, and in my opinion, like eating a dessert except it is healthy.
It took me til two weeks ago to try overnight oats. I’ve seen tons of recipes floating around on Facebook and Pinterest, all mouthwatering. I love oatmeal, but rarely eat it as it causes me major heartburn. Normally my breakfast options include eggs, either an omelette or eggs over easy, or yogurt and a sprinkle of granola and fruit. But we all know eating the same old thing can be dull after awhile. So I decided to give it a go. Not only do they not give me any heartburn, they are amazingly delicious.
One tip I have learned was to add in your fresh fruit the morning of,
otherwise you can wind up with mushy fruit.
With adding in different extracts and mix-ins, the possibilities are endless. Creating different combinations of flavors will keep your tastebuds happy!
This is my basic overnight oats. The creations are endless when you add fresh or dried fruit, flavor extracts, and nuts. In the morning, enjoy a delicious, healthy breakfast that has the consistency of a sinful dessert!
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 1/2 tsp maple syrup (OR honey)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional Ingredients for added flavor
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2-3 dates pitted & chopped
Mix all of the ingredients together in a mason jar or container with lid.
Seal and place in refrigerator overnight.