Ok so I got a lot of questions about my overnight oats since I began making them a few weeks ago. I love any meals that make my life easier and I cannot begin to explain how much these have saved my life in the mornings. They're so delicious and easy to prep - so here we go.
First off, I knew I wanted to make these by batches so I decided to buy mason jars that I can just grab and go in the morning. I found a pack of 12 for $11 at Bed Bath & Beyond that were perfect.
What you'll need:
- Almond milk (or whatever non-dairy/dairy milk you prefer)
- Chia seeds
- Coconut flakes
I start of by pouring 3/4 cup of dried oats in my mason jar. I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats or their Gluten Free Oat Bran. The difference is the oat bran is made from the bran of the oats and is higher in fiber but both taste good! I found this brand at my local supermarket but you can use whatever brand of oats you like. I just recommend getting quick cooking oats (or rolled oats that are cut smaller) so that they soak better overnight.
After you pour in the 3/4 cup of the oats, go ahead and add your milk of choice. I use unsweetened almond milk. Add enough milk to cover or soak the oats. I stop pouring once the milk has gone slightly above the layer of oats.
Next you add a spoonful of chia seeds, honey and cinnamon. How much you add of each it's up to you. I like adding a few swirls of honey since I use unsweetened almond milk. But if you're using regular almond milk you might wanna chill with the honey since it'll already have sweetness from the milk. As an additional layer I add coconut flakes to some of my jars, just to switch it up during the week.
Once you've added all your ingredients, mix it all up in the jar. Then cover and store in your fridge. In the morning you can slice some strawberries or throw in some blueberries. (You don't want to leave the fruits in overnight because they can get soggy). I like to also add some sliced almonds, walnuts or granola. Just something to add a crunchy balance to the creamy goodness.
I typically prep 4-5 jars in the beginning of my week and have them every morning. This has made my morning so much smoother because I literally just grab and go. If you're always on the go like me, these will save your life. Overnight oats are also very filling, which is perfect for someone like me who's hungry every 2 hours. They hold me down big time! But also they're sooooo yummy and healthy!
I hope this all made sense...lol. If you have any other tips or ingredients you think would be a great add-on let me know in the comments! And tag me on IG (@melzlookwellz) if you make them!