I know I'm about four years behind on this food trend, but have you ever tried making overnight oats? It's so easy, and the resulting breakfast is nutritious, tasty, quick and oh-so-customizable! Let me show you how to make overnight oats using my favourite recipe and a couple of variations.
You can eat these cold or heat them up in the microwave, but I like to eat them cold with my favourite fruit, yogurt and nuts on top. It's a great way to enjoy oats in the Spring and Summer months!
To make them, all you need to do is combine a few ingredients in a mason jar or a plastic container, leave them in the fridge overnight to soften, and then take them out the next morning and top them with your favourite fruit, nuts, or other add-ons.
You can play with the ratios of ingredients to create a consistency that you like, but I use ½ cup oats, ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk and 2 Tbsp chia seeds in my base mixture.
My favourite way to enjoy these is with the addition of berries, greek yogurt, agave syrup and nuts, but I also like this tropical version:
For this one, I top my oats with mango, kiwi, unsweetened coconut, greek yogurt and I mix a bit of mashed banana in for sweetener.
I keep these refined sugar free by sweetening them with natural syrups or fruit.
Here's my fave overnight oats recipe; enjoy!
- ½ cup large flake old fashioned oats
- ⅔ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- Greek yogurt
- Chia seeds
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- Agave syrup
- In a mason jar or plastic container, mix together the oats, chia seeds and almond milk.
- Place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 6 hours for the oats to soften.
- Remove from the refrigerator, heat in microwave if desired and top with your favourite toppings.
Now tell me: Have you ever made overnight oats? What's your favourite way to make them?