Today, my busy lovelies, I’m going to teach you how to make overnight oats for breakfast so you can actually get up, get out, and not be running late on an empty stomach for once.
How do you store overnight oats so they don’t get soggy and gross?
- Take one part steel cut oats (which are better for overnight oats since they’re ‘sturdier’ than quick oats)
- Combine with double the liquid (milk, water, even bone broth if you like your oats savory)
- Sit, overnight if possible
- Add toppings (nuts, peanut butter, coconut flakes, etc)
Here are 5 easy variations on overnight oats:
Overnight Oats, 5 Ways
Prep Time: 10 minutes
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My general ratio for overnight oats is: 1 Part Oats + 2 Part Liquid + Sit Overnight, then add toppings. Steel-cut oats will give you a ‘chewier’ and heartier texture (they’re my favorite!) Rolled oats are the standard style used in most overnight oats recipes and bring a more traditional soft oatmeal texture. Quick or 1-minute oats tend to get too soggy when left overnight; these are best used when you want “overnight” oats but forgot to make them the night before.
- 1 cup oats, steel-cut
- 2 cups milk (dairy or plant-based)
- 1 pinch of salt ((about 1/4 teaspoon)
- “Maple Walnut” (toasted walnuts, maple syrup)
- “French Toast” (cinnamon, vanilla extract, maple syrup)
- “Peanut Butter and Jelly”
- “Nutty Delight” (hazelnut cold brew coffee, whole almonds)
- “Bananarama” (bananas, vanilla extract, raisins
Make it fresh:
- Combine oats, milk, and salt in a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid, seal and shake to mix thoroughly.
- Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Top as desired and enjoy!