Preparation time: 10 minutes
Overnight soaking time
Makes: 1 portion
This easy recipe needs only a few ingredients and no cook time at all. Prepare individual jars or containers for your eaters and let them choose their own toppings.
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats (not quick cook) or oatmeal
- 1/2 to 1 cup almond milk (or other plant-based milk of your choice)
- 3 teaspoon pure honey, agave nectar, stevia, or maple syrup
- Optional add-ins: 1/2 cup any flavoured plant -based yogurt, cinnamon, nutmeg, chia seeds
- Optional Topping ideas: fresh berries, dried fruit, bananas, nuts, coconut flakes, dark chocolate chips etc (be creative)
- In a mason jar or other glass container with lid, add the oats, desired amount of milk, and desired amount of honey or natural sweetener.
- If desired, add chia seeds, cinnamon, and nutmeg (recommend for extra texture and flavour.)
- Stir to combine well. Add yogurt if desried.
- Stir and cover with lid.
- Chill overnight in the fridge.
- If having cold, simply add your choice of toppings and eat.
- If you prefer hot oats or oatmeall, be sure your container is microwavable and set it on high for about 1-1.5 minutes. Stir well, then add your toppings.
- You don’t need a jar. Any individual sized container with a lid will work just fine.
- Be sure to add certain toppings, like nuts, only when ready to eat to retain the crunchiness.
- Other toppings, like berries or dried fruits, can be included for the overnight soak, so it becomes softer.
- If your oats or oatmeal turns out too thick, just add a bit more milk for desired consistency.
- If it’s too thin, add extra toppings like chia seeds or ground flax; much of the thickness depends on how long the oats were allowed to soak.
- If adding chia seeds, go with closer to 1 cup milk, as chia seeds will soak up some liquid. If not using chia seeds, use 1/2 cup milk.
- You can enjoy overnight oats hot or cold. if heating in microwave, add more milk (heating the oats will soak up more liquid)
- Yogurt provides creamier, thicker texture. It’s not recommended that you heat up your oats in the morning if yogurt was added to the mixture.