It seems like you can’t go anywhere on the internet without seeing someone post a photo or recipe of so-called “overnight oats”, and I finally decided to see what all the craze is about and make them myself. During my Whole Foods trip yesterday, I picked up some rolled oats from the bulk section. I placed about a cup of them in a mason jar and loaded it with strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. I then soaked the whole concoction in unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I like this Almond Breeze stuff personally) and shook it up to completely cover the oats. I then put it in the fridge overnight and woke up to soft oats that required no cooking. I was really surprised by the taste! It reminded me of breakfast cereal when you let it get a little mushy, which I’m totally into. I sprinkled some cinnamon on top, sliced up some bananas, and then poured a little bit of organic maple syrup over the top. Delicious!
So I’m a convert. I made a batch for my husband too and I’m eager to hear if he liked it. It’s almost lunchtime and I’m still full from my hearty oatey breakfast, so I think this is a great way to eat healthy for breakfast without eating a bunch of heavy processed crap. I’m excited to try different things in it — I already bought some chia seeds and hemp seeds for the next one, and I’m definitely going to add some nuts for a bit of protein as well. I bet it would be great with some agave, vanilla vegan protein powder, and other types of fruit.
Have you made overnight oats before? Have suggestions for other things I should try to add?
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