If you’ve never had overnight oatmeal, they’re basically a no-cook method of making oatmeal. So, instead of cooking oatmeal on the stovetop or in the microwave, you soak the raw oats with milk. That soaking process allows the oats to absorb the liquid and soften them enough to eat uncooked. You only need to let the oats soak and rest in the fridge for 2 hours. But, it’s ideal if you soak it overnight…hence the name overnight oats!
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED FOR OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPE?
- Oats: Make sure to use plain old-fashioned oats and not quick oats because the consistency is best with rolled oats. You can also use gluten-free oats. Do not use steel cut oats.
- Milk: The liquid part can be whatever you love: We love it with Oat Milk but you can actually make this with full fat or low-fat milk or water or other plant-based milk like almond milk, coconut milk, or cashew milk.
- Chia seeds (optional): These seeds are packed with tons of nutrition, and they help give the oats a pudding-like texture. So I always like to include them in my base recipe.
- Yogurt If you like: This is great for protein and gives the oats a creamy texture.
- Sweetener if you like: Honey or maple syrup are a delicious addition.
- Toppings if you like: Anything goes…fresh fruit, dried fruit, nut butters, nuts, seeds and cinnamon.
1 PART OATS + 1 PART MILK + ⅛ PART SEEDS
Combine old fashioned oats and chia seeds. You can use a bowl, a mason jar or just some glass cups. Then add yogurt.
Next the sweetener and choice of liquid.
Next mix everything together until its not clumpy.
Next, seal or cover with a lid, and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.