How To Make The Perfect Overnight Oats

Good Eats
Because, no, oatmeal doesn’t always have to be gross.

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. And 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.

Ingredients

  • 1 c. oats
  • 1 c. almond milk (can be substituted for any milk- this just tastes best to me)
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. flax seeds (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a container with an air-tight lid
  2. Stir until mixture is a thick, almost-liquid consistency *if your oats seems too dry, add more milk*
  3. Close container and leave in the fridge overnight
  4. In the morning, stir mixture again; if it feels too thick, add even more milk
  5. 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 different flavorings like cinnamon or vanilla, or do whatever else strikes you fancy!

Hopefully you find what is best for you; good luck mixing!

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