Discover how delicious Overnight Oats can be
I grew up eating instant oatmeal with freeze dried fruits mixed in. I still remember sitting in the kitchen before school and squeezing little pouches of jelly in a swirl on top. I’m sure it was full of sugar and several other ingredients that I now try to avoid feeding my kids, but it was so good at the time and it is now a happy memory! Honestly, I’m pretty sure I would still like it today…My kids have never tried the fruit flavored instant oatmeal, so they don’t know what they’re missing. Overnight Oats don’t have all the sugar of instant flavored oatmeal, but I promise that you won’t miss it!
I love to make overnight oats because they are quick to throw together and even easier to grab as I run out the door in the morning. You can take the base recipe and mix in almost anything. My issue with oatmeal is the texture, so I like to mix in fresh fruit to add a little crunch.
The Secret to Overnight Oats is 1 part oats to 1 part milk
And it’s really that simple. I like to use 1 cup of Organic oatmeal and 1 cup of Almond Milk. I use regular quick cooking oats, but I have seen this done with Steel Cut oats as well. Once you mix the oatmeal and milk, you can start adding anything you have on hand.
Have fun with Mix-In’s
Here are some ideas:
- Diced fruits like Apples, Bananas, Kiwi, Pears, Peaches, Nectarines
- Spices like Cinnamon or Nutmeg (Maybe Tumeric)
- Almond Butter
- Sunflower Seed Butter
- Flax Seed
- Chia Seed
- Hemp Seed
- Cocoa powder
When you experiment with different toppings, you won’t get bored of eating the same thing week after week!
Now the Recipe:
As I mentioned above, the recipe is VERY simple. This recipe will make 2 servings. In full disclosure, only one of my kids likes this. The other one doesn’t like oatmeal in general, so this was a stretch.
You will need 1 cup of liquid and 1 cup of Oatmeal. I used Almond Milk and Trader Joe Quick Cook Oats.
Add your mix-ins. I used the following:
- 2 Tbsp Cinnamon
- Dash of Nutmeg
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 Tbps Flax Seed
- I Heaping Tbsp Almond Butter
- Diced apples
Mix well and put in to containers with lids. Place in the refrigerator overnight
Add any additional toppings. I added Apples and Walnuts below. Enjoy!!
Easy Overnight Oats
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- 1 Cup Oats
- 2 Tbsp Cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp Almond Butter
- Dash Nutmeg
- 1/4 Cup Raisins
- 1 Tbsp Flax Seeds
- Apples diced
Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl
Pour in to 2 bowls with lids and let sit in fridge overnight
Top with any topping you have on hand