Easy Overnight Oats

I have never tried overnight oatmeal. I feel like that’s saying I’ve never watched Netflix (everyone watches Netflix, right?). I know, I’m shocked. I love oatmeal, so why haven’t I tried making my own? I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long, but I’m so glad I’ve finally joined the overnight oat club (‘cause that’s definitely a thing 😂).

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I was not disappointed in the least. It took less than FIVE MINUTES (sorry for the all caps, but I feel like that part’s important) to put together, and I had an instant breakfast in the morning. If you’re one of those people who tends to rush out the door every morning, try prepping these oats the night before so you don’t miss the “most important meal of the day.”

I stumbled upon Davida’s, @thehealthymaven , “5 Healthy Overnight Oat Jars” post and used her “Basic Overnight Oats” recipe + some vanilla extract + fresh fruit in the morning, but I can’t wait to try her other overnight variations soon!

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill rolled oats (gluten free or organic regular)
  • 3/4-1 cup unsweetened nut milk (depending on how thick you want your oatmeal)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

I also added 1/8 tsp vanilla just for fun. Mix ingredients together and let sit overnight in an airtight jar/container for at least eight hours. I topped mine with fresh fruit in the morning and ate it cold (you can eat it hot, too). It was delicious, and I’m making another batch as soon as possible!