I’m late to these trends, but I eventually get there. I absolutely love these overnight oats! So simple, and so delicious. I love being able to grab a jar of these out of the fridge in the morning and have a healthy breakfast, or even an afternoon snack.
The recipe is ridiculously easy – 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (NOT instant) and 1/2 cup milk of your choice – I use almond milk. Throw in a pinch of salt, whatever fruits and nuts you like, stir it up and put in individual containers in the fridge. I suppose you could just put one large container in the fridge, but they are so cute when they are in serving sized containers. They can stay in there for a week or so. The end result is a chewy, fruity, nutty oatmeal. I prefer it cold or at room temp, straight out of the jar.
I don’t add sugar to the oats; the apples and raisins add plenty enough for me. By the way, taste your fruit before you add it to the oats. If the flavor is disappointing before you put your fruit in the oats, the flavor will continue to be disappointing. That happened to me one time with some bland, blah apples that I used. I didn’t taste them before adding to the oats, and the overall flavor that week was disappointing. Never again! Only use the good stuff.
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- 1 hearty dash cinnamon
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced apples
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 1/2 cup almond milk
Mix all ingredients together and place in jar with an airtight lid in the fridge. Let sit in fridge for at least twelve hours, and up to a week. The longer the oats rest in the fridge, the better they taste. If you want to make enough for several servings (above is for one hearty serving), you can just double or triple the ingredients. Of course, you can use any ingredients you like, you can change the proportions, and you can add sugar, brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup if you like your oats on the sweet side. I just wanted to share my favorite mix with you. Enjoy!
So many possibilities!
Indeed!! I’m looking forward to berry season for these oats!
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