When I first heard of overnight oats I was really confused. Are they cold? Are they hot? What does it taste like? Is it bland? These were all things that I was asking myself and I was too embarrassed to ask questions to anyone so I just did the research on my own.
Turns out they are cold, spiced just to your own liking and tastes amazing!! I first heard of these when I was reading a blog a while back. I got hooked on this blog and she was always eating overnight oats so I was drawn in. Let me just say that I am glad that I tried them and it is now one of my favorite breakfasts. During the hot summer days (mornings) the last thing that I want to eat is piping hot oatmeal. Something cool and refreshing sounds so much better to me.
These do require a LITTLE planning ahead but not much. It takes maybe 3 minutes to whip this up at night and about 2 minutes to garnish it in the morning. Not bad…5 minutes total for a healthy hearty breakfast…SCORE!
SOURCE: A combination of two different places.
Between these two sites I guess you could say that I made my own little recipe but that is where I got the original idea from.
This will make about 1 serving.
1 cup oats (rolled, quick, either will work)
¼ cup almond milk or coconut milk (I have used both and like them both.)
½ cup greek yogurt (I use plain, nonfat.)
Toppings (Add in the AM)
Spices of choice
Fruit of choice
I use whatever fruit I have on hand. For my spices I usually add cinnamon and brown sugar. Sometimes I add a drizzle of honey, a spoonful of peanut butter or a spoonful of almond butter.
The night before:
Mix together first 4 ingredients in a bowl and cover.
Place in fridge to chill overnight.
In the morning:
Add toppings and stir.