By now I am sure you have heard of Overnight Oatmeal. I hope you have even tried it! If not you are really missing out!
For those who don’t know:
Overnight oatmeal is exactly what it sounds like. I mix jars of oatmeal with “stuff” and let it sit in the fridge overnight. Next morning I have an easy breakfast! This also makes an awesome mid day snack! Honestly that’s when I am more likely to eat it too. The stuff can very by mood.
I use old jelly jars with lids, but most people use Mason Jars.
I eyeball all of this when I make mine so I do not always know exactly how much. I make about 4 at a time and they are good for about a week I hear. (They never last long in my house!)
- 1 cup dry oats (do not use quick oats of oatmeal packages)
I buy mine in bulk by the pound. I pay about 50cents a pound and get enough to make other people look at me crazy. Thankfully my bulk store keeps big barrels of the stuff.
- about 1/2 cup of liquid
You could use water, but I wouldn’t. I have used liquid whey, Kefir, Milk, Ninxgia Red all with good results. You can also use Almond or soy milk if you are Vegan/Vegetarian
- about 1/2 cup of yogurt
This can be optional but I think this is one of the best parts of it! If you choose to skip it, make sure to add extra liquid.
Go crazy here! This is the fun part! My favorite is fruit, flax seeds and maybe some honey. I have used essential oils (Thieves vitality was really good!) and went nutty on the nuts and spices! Top it with granola for some texture!
Here is a fun Pumpkin flavored recipe!
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree (I use homemade but you can use can, just don’t get the pie mix)
1 Table spoon of sweetener (brown sugar or maple would be best in this one!)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup oats (Never quick oats!)
2 teaspoons chia seeds (optional for extra creamy!)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon clove
I add dry stuff to the jar first and shake it up really good to mix everything up. Then I add the wet stuff and stir with a chopstick. Put the lid on and put it in the fridge. In the morning enjoy!