No-Cook Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight Oatmeal

I saw this on Yahoo a few days ago and thought it was intriguing enough to give it a shot. I liked the idea of it because it’s a no-cook, no-recipe, power-packed breakfast that is made in a jar so I can throw it in the car in the morning and take it to work with me. All in all it sounded like a easy and convenient breakfast that was still healthy and could be customized based on what you were feeling like on any particular day – aka it sounded perfect! As I made my first one last week before we went to bed, I asked my husband if he wanted me to make him one to which he quickly said “umm, I’ll let you try this one out and then go from there”. He was a doubter and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t feeling the same way but the next morning when I was enjoying a delicious breakfast with my coffee, he was the one missing out. {He tried his own combo after I posted this and couldn’t get over how good it was, his response was OMG. His combo was oats, skim milk, brown sugar, coconut, cinnamon, maple syrup and pb!}I wasn’t sure how I would feel about eating cold oatmeal but I actually preferred it, especially with this version which had apples and peanut butter in it. If you wanted to you could warm it up for a few seconds to make it room temp or if you like your oatmeal hot you could put it in for longer. Long story short, do yourself a favor and make this because it not only will save you time but it’s a delicious and healthy way to start your day! See all of my other breakfast recipes here.

Overnight Oatmeal how To

As stated in the first paragraph, this is a no-recipe recipe, lol. The only thing you need to remember is equal parts liquid to oats! You use rolled oats {I am going to try steel cut oats and let you know how that works out!} and any type of liquid – almond milk, soy milk, regular milk, orange juice, half & half, etc. I used 1/2 cup of oats and 1/2 cup almond milk. Now you’re going to add your flavor boosters and sweeteners, I used cinnamon, maple sugar, agave and vanilla extract but get creative – citrus zest, maple syrup, sugar, coconut, etc. Give this a good stir and put it in a jar, seal it and let it sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning it will look like the fourth pic above and you can add your toppings! I used diced apples and crunchy peanut butter but you can go crazy here – nuts, dried fruit, shredded coconut, almond butter, fresh fruit, etc.

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