On a typical day, my breakfast consists of the greatest, most important substance known to man: coffee.
I am not a breakfast eater; I never really have been. Lately I’ve been waking up earlier and earlier, and have been noticing that my stomach growls louder than it used to.
The problem: I usually give myself only enough time in the morning to wake up and have cup after cup of coffee as I get ready to leave the house for the day.
The solution: overnight oats.
I’ve made this recipe a few times, and trust me when I say it’s delicious! Any oatmeal fan will love it, and, if I’m being a little pat-myself-on-the-back-ish, even people who don’t like oatmeal will like it.
How am I so sure?
I HATE oatmeal.
It’s just got that slimy, mushy texture that grosses me out; I feel like I’m eating food that’s already been chewed up for me. Gross.
I love this breakfast though. And it’s so easy to make!
What you’ll need..
- mason jar/any type of container
- 1/3 cup oatmeal
- 1/3 water/milk
- 1/3 cup yogurt (any flavor)
- fruits (any kind)
- anything else you want to add to it
How you make overnight oats..
Measure out your oatmeal and pour it into the jar. Add the water/milk (I opt for water, only because too much dairy makes me hate my life for the next few hours, but I have tried it with both and enjoy it either way) and give the oatmeal a quick stir.
Next, you’ll add the yogurt and mix that in with the oatmeal mixture you have.
Once you’ve incorporated all of the yogurt, go ahead and throw in some fruit. I like to chop mine up into bite sized pieces.
For the oatmeal I made in the photo, I used strawberry yogurt (Activia, if you must know!), and some strawberries and peaches. Honestly though, the possibilities are endless. I’ve made this using nectarines and coconut shavings, peanut butter and jam, blueberries and almonds – SO MANY OPTIONS.
When it’s all mixed up, pop the lid on your mason jar/air tight container, and pop it in the fridge until tomorrow morning.
And that’s it.
Overnight oats are the easiest breakfast you make the night before. It holds for up to two days (or as long as whatever you put in it will last), but I find that 1/3 cup of oatmeal makes the perfect amount. Oatmeal’s a great breakfast food, if not one of the best. It’s a complex carbohydrate, which means that it gradually gives you energy – basically, it’s a good kind of carb.
AND!! – no more having to wake up early to make breakfast. Now you can make it the night before, and sleep in (maybe just a little bit)!