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Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats – A simple spin on classic oatmeal made with just 4 simple ingredients. Easy to customize and so delicious!

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

I am an oatmeal person.  Whether it is baked, slow cooked, made in an instant pot, or just simply microwaved, I’ve made it.  I go on kicks where it is literally the only thing I eat for breakfast for like, a year.  My favorite way to make it recently has been making overnight oats.  I love that I can just throw all of the ingredients together in a mason jar and forget about it in the fridge until morning.

Now it’s important to note that this is a super easy recipe that is meant to be customized with fun toppings.  The base is just 4 simple ingredients – oats, milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.  I added fresh fruit and almonds to mine in the pictures but experiment and try different toppings!

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Common Questions About Making Overnight Oats

What are overnight oats?

Overnight oats are a type of oatmeal made by combining old fashioned oats, milk, and flavorings overnight in a jar in the fridge.

What kind of oats should I use?

I suggest using rolled old fashioned oats.  They don’t fall apart and get mushy like a quick cut oat and aren’t too hard like steel-cut.

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What kind of milk should I use?

Any! I used dairy milk but any alternatives like oat, soy, almond, etc will all work.

Is this recipe vegan?

So long as you use non-dairy milk, it is! You can sweeten it with pure maple syrup and fresh fruit for a fun vegan breakfast.

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What kind of toppings can I use?

There are so many great toppings to at to overnight oats! Some favorites of mine are –

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Yield: 2 Servings

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats - A simple spin on classic oatmeal made with just 4 simple ingredients. Easy to customize and so delicious!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Toppings (all optional) - fresh berries, yogurt, honey, chocolate chips, etc

Instructions

  1. Mix the oats, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla in a medium sized bowl or jar.
  2. Place in the fridge overnight (at least 12 hours).
  3. Stir and top with your choice of toppings. Enjoy cold.

Notes

* This is a very basic recipe! You can add yogurt, chia seeds, jam, peanut butter, protein powder, nutella, flax seeds - anything you like.

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