If you’ve been reading this blog, you might have read somewhere in my previous posts that I really don’t like oatmeal. This statement still holds true. But overnight oats, on the other hand, as I have discovered the greatness of them two days ago, is so good! And due to me saying that I do not like oatmeal, I have decided that overnight oats shall not be classified as oatmeal.
I love making these and testing new flavors, like bananas and toasted almonds. And they’re really convenient because in the morning you just have to take it out of the refrigerator and add some toppings!
The picture above is strawberries, blueberries and grapes overnight oats.
To make these, it’s really simple. Mix the oats, milk, chia seeds, and sweetener (a mashed banana, honey, agave syrup, OR maple syrup). Then it’s up to you to decide what flavor you want! You could add some cocoa powder for a chocolate oats, but just make sure to add more sweetener because cocoa powder is bitter.
Or you could mix in cinnamon powder and add some chopped apples as toppings in the morning. Or even keep it simple and mix in some berries and shredded coconut to top it. Or make it all banana. My personal favorite is PB&J! I know, that is supposed to be for kids’ sandwiches, but try adding a few tablespoons of peanut butter and jam. It is super delicious. Not kidding.
Also, lots of bloggers and Instagrammers, as you might have noticed, usually make their overnight oats super good looking in those cute glass jars with wonderful toppings almost spilling out. I tried to do that, but seriously, if you just want to eat it, mix all the ingredients in a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap, a plate, or a lid overnight.
Looks fine, doesn’t it?
My Favorite Overnight Oats
Endless possibilities or flavors! Just mix and match. My personal favorite is PB&J. Really delicious, and that’s just by adding 2 tbsp. each of peanut butter and jam!
1/2 cup almond milk
2 tbsp. chia seeds
2 tbsp. sweetener (honey, agave syrup, maple syrup OR 1 mashed banana)
1/2 cup rolled oats
2-4 tbsp. additional flavors such as peanut butter, jam, Nutella, cinnamon powder, vanilla extract, etc. (If you add cocoa powder make sure to add more sweetener)
TOPPINGS: A handful of chopped berries, apples, bananas, or any other kind of fruit, shredded coconut, hemp seeds, chia seeds, peanut butter, jam, Nutella, etc.
- In a glass jar or bowl, mix together the almond milk, chia seeds, sweetener, rolled oats and flavors. Cover with lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (4 hours to 24 hours).
- Add desired toppings and eat it!