Overnight Oats 101
Often called "Oats in a Jar," Overnight Oats are among the easiest healthy breakfasts around. Simply toss the ingredients into a mason jar and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, you have breakfast.
You can warm your oatmeal or eat it at room temperature (some people like it cold, but I don't recommend eating anything too cold, as it is not beneficial to digestion). Feel free to make up to five at a time of mason jar oats at a time - they keep well for a week's worth of breakfasts.
Below you will find some delicious recipes, but the sky's the limit with Overnight Oats - feel free to play with the basic recipe (1/2 cup oats + 1/2 cup milk) and add in your favorite ingredients. Steel cut oats make for a thicker consistency, while rolled oats will give you a smoother oatmeal. Most of the recipes call for steel cut oats, but feel free to use rolled if you prefer. Note: I use homemade almond milk in almost all of my Overnight Oats recipes - check out my video on making your own nut milk and give it a try.
Some possible toppings:
almond or peanut butter
chopped figs or dates
shredded unsweetened coconut
fresh fruits: banana, apple, pear, peach, mango
fresh or frozen berries
nuts: almond, pecan, walnut, macadamia, Brazil, hazelnut, cashew
seeds: sunflower, chia, pumpkin, flax (ground), sesame
cacao nibs or powder
homemade granola or trail mix
seasonings: cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla (bean or extract), almond, pumpkin, ginger
sweeteners: molasses, maple syrup, raw honey, liquid stevia (SweetLeaf or Omica)
other superfoods: mushroom powder, maca, camu camu berry, lucuma, protein powder