About a week ago a good friend and fellow pole dancer Nicole shared her Overnight Oats recipe with me via Facebook. Since then I kinda when nuts for Overnight Oats. I tried making them with steel cut oats and old fashion oats. Old fashion won as steel cut oats ended up very chewy. I am certain you could use pretty much any type of oats however the nutritional value in steel cut or old fashion are your best choices. If you want to learn more on oats and varieties check out this awesome blog from The Yummy Life.
Special Tools Required:
Instructions (for one serving):
1. In a small container (I like to use these as they are bowl size) combine 1/3 cup oats, 2/3 vanilla almond milk, dash of vanilla.
2. Stir and let stand covered in refrigerator from 12 to 48 hours. I then to prep 3 to 5 containers at once so there are always some ready in the fridge for my family to enjoy.
3. When ready to enjoy top your oats with seeds, nuts, fruit and/or sugar.
- Don’t like almond milk, substitute it for any kind of milk.
- Try using a different kind of oats; keep the 1/3 cup to 2/3 cup ratio the same.
- I like my oat very milky, if you like yours with a little less liquid reduce the milk to 1/3 cup
- In a hurry in the morning what everything premixed? Add your sugar, dried fruit, seeds the night before. I like adding must at the last minute to keep them crunchy.
- Try omitting the vanilla and adding a 1/8 tsp. of cinnamon instead.
Some of our favourite topping combinations…
- Dried cranberry, pumpkin seeds, coconut with brown sugar
- Dried cranberry, hemp seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, chopped up almonds with maple syrup
- Substitue vanilla for cinnamon and top with dried raisins, chopped fresh apple with brown sugar
- Chopped fresh banana, peanuts with chocolate chips
- Chopped fresh peach, hemp seeds with agave syrup
- Last but not least my son’s favourite: Dried Cranberries, hemp seeds, chia seeds, coconut, vanilla yogurt and brown sugar