I don’t know about you, but I sometimes wake up in the morning like a zombie. I stumble to the kitchen in search of breakfast, but by the time I make something, I’m not even in the mood for relaxing anymore. The solution is overnight oats. No doubt, you’ve heard about these before, but if you haven’t, here is a summary. Overnight oatmeal is a mixture of oats and liquid (usually some sort of milk) that soaks overnight in the fridge and softens. The result is a creamy, chewy oatmeal that tastes amazing and is super customizable . This is a very basic recipe, and you can add all sorts of variations. Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup whole rolled oats
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt*
- 1/2 cup milk* (almond, coconut, cashew, etc.)
- 1-2 T sweetener**
- 1 T chia seeds
- pinch salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Start by mixing the dry ingredients together in a bowl, then stir in the wet ingredients.
- Next, pour into a glass mason jar and shake. Put in the fridge and enjoy the next morning!
*Use whatever you like 🙂 I use a 1:1 almond milk and whole milk ratio, with a plain greek yogurt.
** I like to use maple syrup, but you can use sugar, stevia, honey, monk-fruit syrup, agave nectar or any other sweetener you want. (You could skip the sweetener, but I don’t have the willpower)
To add a bit of uniqueness and variety to your oats, try replacing the yogurt with a sweetened and flavored version. Add spices, protein powder, nut butters, chocolate chips, or virtually anything you want in your oatmeal. I will be making some actual overnight oats recipes soon, but until then, enjoy experimenting and being creative.
~ Amy and Esther ❤