The Easy Formula for Delicious Overnight Oats
If you’ve been following along with this blog for any length of time then you are probably aware that I am ALL ABOUT convenience when it comes to food. I’ll never pretend that I’m any kind of domestic goddess however I do value making homemade meals that are healthy, simple and FAST. Today I want to share the easy formula I use to make the perfect overnight oats every. single. time. '
I love overnight oats because they take minutes to make the evening before and then in the morning you can grab and go and you have a healthy, filling and yummy breakfast/snack. I won’t lie - 99% of the time when I make these overnight oats they DO NOT look this fabulous! lol I usually throw all of the ingredients in my mason jar, put on the lid, shake up then let them set however what’s also great about overnight oats is that if you do feel like getting a bit fancy for a brunch or breakfast or if you just feel like looking at something a bit prettier, this recipe is easy to do that with.
Basically the formula I follow for overnight oats is 1 part wet to 1 part dry.
So, my oatmeal is 1 cup oats, 1 cup almond milk to start. You can use any kind of milk you prefer but for myself, it’s usually unsweetened almond milk.
Next up, I add in the superfoods - usually 1tsp of chia seeds and 1 tsp of ground flax seeds. To make up for the added dry, I add about 1tbsp of milk. If you’re using unsweetened milk like I do you might want to add a bit of extra flavouring or sweetness. I usually add a very small splash of vanilla extract (like less than 1/2 tsp splash) and 1 tsp maple syrup. Sometimes I’ll also add just a small sprinkle of cinnamon too - so yummy!
From here - you’re set to put the lid on your mason jar, give the mixture a good shake, place in the fridge and in the morning you’ll have delicious overnight oats!
Now, if you want to get a bit fancy for serving there are a few toppings that are my go-to’s. Any fresh/seasonal fruit is always a good choice for added flavour, sweetness and vitamins! A few extra toppings that add awesome flavour, protein and also look super fancy ;) are applesauce (we buy apple cinnamon applesauce and it’s extra delicious), greek yoghurt and a tbsp of almond or peanut butter. If you’re serving this at a brunch, you could also set out some crunchy granola too!
All of these toppings make for a super flavourful and filling breakfast that also looks beautiful too. If you want to add the extra toppings to take to go what I usually do is throw them in my mason jar the next morning (with the exception of the fruit that I’ll let sit in the jar overnight). So in the morning grab your jar, spoon in the applesauce, yoghurt or peanut butter, give the jar another shake and you’re good to go!
What are your go-to breakfast recipes? LMK in the comments below!