When I was little, I remember trying really hard to like oatmeal. My mom had it for breakfast almost every morning, and of course, I wanted to be like her. Yet, no matter how much brown sugar and cinnamon I dumped onto my bowl, I still could never understand her love for it.
Flash forward to a few weeks ago, and a friend of mine was now raving over this new-to-me creation called “overnight oats.” I was oh-so excited to try out her recipe, until I actually tasted it… then the excitement went away completely. I figured I was out of luck– it was just meant for me to dislike oatmeal. That is, until a few days ago.
A family friend gave me a tub of her own overnight cold oats, and the moment I tasted them, I knew it to be true– I finally had found an oatmeal recipe that I liked! However, it did take me a few tries before I could replicate it to perfection.
This, my friends, is how I learned that making oatmeal is like a science.
But, low and behold, here is my new favorite overnight oats recipe– with all the tricks included on how to make it just right.
- 1 c. oats
- 1 c. almond milk (or any other milk)
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 2 tbsp. plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp. flax seeds (optional)
- Combine all ingredients into a container with an air-tight lid
- Stir until the mixture is a thick, almost-liquid consistency *if your oats seem too dry, add more milk*
- Close container and leave in the fridge overnight
- In the morning, stir mixture again; if it feels too thick, add a splash of milk
- Now, top with your favorite fruits or nuts (blueberries are a MUST) and enjoy!
Although this recipe works well for me, it may not taste great to everyone! Luckily, there are thousands of ways to make overnights into a tasty treat. Try switching out the flavor of the yogurt or milk, replace flax seeds with chia seeds, add in different flavorings like cinnamon or vanilla, incorporate a spoonful of nut butter on top, or add whatever else strikes you fancy!
Hopefully you find what is best for you; good luck mixing!