I love easy meals. I also rarely have time to make, let alone, eat breakfast. If you are like me, and love to hit that snooze button 16 more times before getting up-over night oats are the miracle breakfast food you have been waiting for.
Let’s talk oats. There are several varieties of oats, but I found that rolled oats are the best option for overnight soaking. Instant or Quick oats disintegrate into nothingness, and were not a pleasing texture to eat. Steel cut oats are too thick. They did not absorb the liquid, and were just weird. Rolled oats are perfect for absorbing liquid overnight. Plus, they hold their shape and texture, and do not dissolve into nothingness.
Next, we need to talk about the creaminess of the oats. I have made so. many. batches. of overnight oats. SO. MANY. If you use equal parts oats to liquid, the oats are not as silky and creamy. If you use one part oats and two parts liquid, not all of the liquid gets absorbed. For the best: oat texture, liquid absorption, flavor consistency, it is best to use 1/4 cup of rolled oats to 1/3 cup of liquid.
- 1/4 c. rolled oats
- 1/3 c. plant based milk
- 1/2 tbsp. pure maple syrup/agave
- 1/2 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients. Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. It is just that easy. We love adding things to our oats to give us variety of breakfasts.
Here are some of our favorites:
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon-add this before putting them in the fridge
- 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder-add this before putting them in the fridge
- 2 tbsp peanut butter-add in the morning before eating
- bananas-add in the morning before eating
- fresh chopped berries-add in the morning before eating
I hope you love these oats, and it saves you time in the morning! Hit that snooze button a 17th time.