Overnight Oats

In a 1:1 ratio:

Ingredients:

  • 1 measure old-fashioned oats
  • 1 measure your choice plant milk
  • pinch of salt (this seems unimportant but I assure you it makes a giant difference!)

Instructions:

Add ingredients to a mason jar or plastic container with a lid.

Add:

1/2 tsp cinnamon (or more) per cup oats
1 tsp. maple syrup or coconut sugar (or none) per cup oats
Any stewed or frozen fruit: berries, apples, peaches

Now, the magic: Place the lid on and place the jar in the fridge overnight. And, if you’re in a rush or only have quick-oats on-hand you can do the same thing waiting only 30 minutes for the perfect consistency. Just stir and eat cold, warm or heated in a microwave.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup non-dairy milk, I prefer vanilla soy milk

Optional toppings in the morning:

drizzle pure maple syrup
1-2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
fresh or frozen blueberries
sliced banana
diced apples
chopped dates or raisins
chopped walnuts or almonds
hemp or ground flaxseeds
sprinkle of cinnamon

Instructions:

Combine the oats and non-dairy milk in a small container, preferably with a lid. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, you can eat the oats cold, or heat them in the microwave for 1 minute. Top with optional toppings. My favorite combination is with blueberries, chopped walnuts, dates and a drizzle of maple syrup.
That’s it! Enjoy!
Make-ahead: You can make several of these oats and have breakfast ready all week long. If you make 5 jars on Sunday evening, they will keep quite well until Friday in the refrigerator.

Overnight Oatmeal Flavors:

• Blueberry Overnight Oats: Use fresh or frozen blueberries as the fruit. You can also use blueberry yogurt if you wish.
• Monkey Oats: Substitute mashed banana for the yogurt. Add 1-2 tbsp peanut butter and a handful of mini chocolate chips.
• Banana Bread: Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1-2 tbsp crushed walnuts or pecans with the dry ingredients. Use sliced banana as your fruit of choice.
• Cinnamon Apple: Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon or apple pie spice. Use diced apple as your fruit of choice, and add 1-2 tbsp raisins and some crushed walnuts if desired.