Say hello to one of my favorite breakfast inventions, ever! >> overnight oats. Perfectly yummy and filling, packed with protein and fiber — all in the amazing flavors that a girl can dream up. I love it for particularly busy mornings, when I need something that I can grab on my way out and eat in the car, or at my desk (which I try not to do very often!). Cold out of the fridge or heated up with a bit of extra almond milk, it’s totally and completely customizable, and doesn’t really even require a recipe.
So here’s my “formula” (I use that term loosely, because let’s be honest — this is another non-recipe recipe) for great overnight oats:
ADD YOUR MIX-INS
MAKE YOUR BASE
Step 1: Pour your oats and liquid of choice into a bowl or jar. Your oats to liquid ratio should be 1:1 — I typically stick with a ½ cup of quick or rolled oats and a ½ cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk as the base for my overnight oats, which fits perfectly into an 8-ounce mason jar with all the tasty mix-ins.
You can use any type of liquid you prefer really — water, dairy milk, almond milk, soy milk, half and half or even juice. Rolled oats definitely need to be soaked overnight, while quick oats could get you to overnight oats awesomeness in just 30 minutes.
STEP 2: MIX IT UP
Stir in your favorite flavor combinations and sweetener of choice! Below are a few of my most-favorite mix-in combos. I mean, who doesn’t want to eat german chocolate cake for breakfast without the slightest twinge of guilt? I’ve also made a toasted coconut version that’s. The only limit here is your imagination.
For that extra-creamy goodness and a touch of natural sweetness, I typically mash half of a banana into all of my overnight oats. And, because texture is everything, I always add something crunchy – like pecans, walnuts, or toasted coconut.
STEP 3: REFRIGERATE
Cover and let sit overnight in the refrigerator (or for at least 30 minutes if using quick oats). And get. on. with. your. life. Breakfast will take care of itself, and that time is yours. 🙌
When you’re ready to eat, may I suggest topping with more fresh fruit, granola, coconut, a dollop of almond butter (or all of the above!) and enjoy.