Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, or simply just don’t have Instagram (what are you doing with your life?), you know that overnight oats are the shizzle right now. That’s right. Shizzle. They are incredibly easy to prepare and can be done the night before and even days in advance. They are super healthy and will keep you full for hours. What’s not to like?
As I am no chef and can’t take a pretty food picture even if my life depended on it, I’ve searched the internet and found some amazing food bloggers’ recepies I want to try and make, and think you’ll like too.
Basic recipe for making overnight oats
1. First, mix rolled oats with an equal amount of your liquid of choice. You can use any combination of dairy or non-dairy milk, yogurt, or even juice; just stick with the same basic 1:1 ratio. Many like to use almond or coconut milk/water but it’s totally up to you.
2. Mix any spices, sweeteners, or dried fruit you like into the oats and milk. Cinnamon, vanilla and cacao seems to be the most popular choices. You can also add protein powder, chia seeds or other super foods. Just add a bit more liquid if you do.
3. Store in a glass jar or another airtight container and let the oats soak for at least three hours, ideally overnight.
4. In the morning, you can add fresh fruit, nuts, and other favorite toppings to your oatmeal.
For lots and lots of recipes check out Buzzfeed’s 19 Overnight Oats Recipes To Restore Your Faith In Breakfast or simply just search on Pinterest, Instagram or just on google. THERE. ARE. SO. MANY. RECIPES.
** Overnight oats can easily be made gluten free, vegan and clean eating depending on the dairy and oats you use.
Below is a few recipes I have to try, they sound and look so delicious, don’t they? (click title for recipe)