A simple, basic recipe for overnight oats that you can tweak to make your own. They’re easy to prepare and perfect for an on-the-go breakfast. I’m giving you the details on all things overnight oats and sharing how to eat overnight oats year-round.
I’m a HUGE fan of warm oats, but overnight oats have held a special place in my heart since I discovered them in 2009. Overnight oats are so easy to prepare and the combinations of flavors are truly endless. I love that I can prep everything the night before and wake up to a ready-to-eat breakfast. I’ve experimented with so many different flavors and have compiled my favorite recipes but first… let’s dive into some facts about overnight oats!
How do you make overnight oats?
The base “recipe” for overnight oats is so simple! After you have your base, you can customize it with any toppings or flavors you like.
I typically mix 1 part oats with 1 part non-dairy milk of choice (usually 1/2 cup oats + 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk). If you’re feeling fancy, add some chia seeds or a little vanilla extract. Mix everything together, cover and put in the fridge overnight. Note: chia seeds absorb a ton of liquid so you may need to use more milk if you’re adding chia seeds. In the morning, the chia seeds and oats will have absorbed the liquid so you’ll have a delicious combo that’s ready to eat! Eat as is, or add in fruit, nuts, nut butter…the combinations are endless! Check out the base recipe and all the fun flavor ideas below.
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