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This easy overnight oats recipe is a healthy simple breakfast that you can make ahead for busy mornings and customize with many add-ins and toppings! Follow along with Health Expert Meral Jibouri to make your own batch of delicious overnight oats.
What Are Overnight Oats?
If you’ve never had overnight oatmeal, they’re basically a no-cook method of making oatmeal. So, instead of cooking oatmeal on the stovetop or in the microwave, you soak the raw oats with milk. That soaking process allows the oats to absorb the liquid and soften them enough to eat uncooked. You only need to let the oats soak and rest in the fridge for 2 hours. But, it’s ideal if you soak it overnight…hence the name overnight oats!
The next morning you have a ready-to-eat, delicious, creamy bowl or jar of “oatmeal.” The consistency is like a porridge or pudding. It makes for an easy convenient breakfast that has a more dense and creamy texture than warm oatmeal.
Overnight oats are typically served chilled, straight from the refrigerator. That makes them perfect for warmer months, but you can certainly enjoy overnight oats year-round.
Overnight oats keep well in the refrigerator for up to five days. So, prepare your oats on Sunday night, and you’ll have breakfast covered for the workweek.
And now, on to the recipe!
You can find most of the ingredients listed below at Mint Basil Market.
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1 Cup Almond Milk (or other dairy-free milk)
- 1 tbsp. Pure Maple Syrup
- 1 tbsp. Ground Flaxseed (optional)
- Toppings: Blueberries, Strawberries, Banana, Mango, Peanut Butter, Almond Slivers
- Mix rolled oats, almond milk, pure maple syrup, and ground flaxseed.
- Refrigerate overnight or at least an hour.
- Top with fruits, peanut butter and almond slivers or other toppings of choice.
All done! How would you decorate your overnight oats?
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