Overnight Oats are pretty much the trendiest breakfast right now. Well, overnight oats and smoothie bowls. If your feeds are anything like mine, you might scream if you see another picture of a perfectly styled smoothie bowl or overnight oat mason jar.
Because I felt like overnight oat recipes were saturating the Internet, I got super irritated, decided I didn’t like them, and ruled out ever making them. Even though I’d never even tasted one overnight oat before. (Maybe you can see where this is going…)
I never gave them another thought – until the other day J came home and said to me over dinner, “Why don’t you post a recipe for overnight oats on your blog? So-and-so at my office brings them into work every day and says they’re the best.”
I was mostly worried that they would taste like cold mush and I couldn’t fathom eating oatmeal that wasn’t warm. But let me tell you, they do not taste like cold mush – they taste like creamy, healthy, simple deliciousness.
The options for customizing your jar are endless – I love to use coconut milk (Coconut Dream!) instead of regular milk, add flax seeds, a drizzle or honey or maple syrup, fresh fruit, ground cinnamon, chopped nuts… I could go on. This time I made 4 flavours: Peanut Butter and Jam (which J ate before I could photograph!), Peanut Butter and Banana, Pumpkin Spice, and Coconut.
- ½ cup milk (diary milk / coconut milk / almond milk)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter & 1 tablespoon jam
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter & top with sliced bananas in the morning
- 1 tablespoons coconut flakes & ½ teaspoon coconut extract
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin butter (mine is from Trader Joes!) & ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ...etc! The options are endless!
- In a half pint (8 oz) mason jar, stir together milk, chia seeds, and maple syrup. Add oats and stir again, making sure all oats are moistened.
- Stir in any of your add in options!
- Screw on mason jar lid and set in refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning, gently stir, and eat!
Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker.