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Overnight Oats Recipe

I am big on food, cooking shows, watching the food channel, going out to eat, and all that, but I completely despise being in the kitchen. So odd right? 

Since I like to spend as little time as I can in the kitchen, I need to come up with nutritious recipes that I can make really quickly. Que in the overnight oats, ta da!!

I am not here to reinvent the recipe because I know you have seen or heard or made many of your own. I have a few of my go-to recipes but what id like to share with you is the basics of any overnight oats recipe.

But first, what are overnight oats? If you’ve never heard of overnight oats before, let me give you a quick little primer. 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 rolled (AKA: old-fashioned) oats with the liquid and other mix-ins and let it rest in the fridge overnight. In the morning, you have a pudding-like porridge that is perfect for easy grab-and-go breakfasts.

Note that, overnight oats are highly customizable, so you can make it as healthy as you want. For example, with almond milk or water rather than with full-fat cows milk. You can add berries or just a spoonful of honey. You can have them hot or cold. I like mine either way. You should also eat them within 3 days after making them.

Since the recipe is really based on how you like to eat your oats, here are the basics that you need. 

  • 1 part oats (steel cut rolled oats)
  • 1 part milk or water
  • Add some yoghurt (I add about 2 spoonfuls)
  • A spoonful of seed (chia, pumpkin,flaxseed etc)
  • A sweetener if you’d like (honey, vanilla extract, maple syrup)

Mix all these in a jar or large glass. Make sure the oats are fully coated in the liquid. This should make 1 serving. Store in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, take it out, and add any toppings you would like such as;

  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • Any other fruit (bananas, apples)
  • Nut butter
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Whole nuts

I like to try as many variations as possible, experimentation is key.

Enjoy your breakfast! Yum! 

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