I know that Overnight Oats should be simple, but I wanted a recipe that worked in small jars and was easy to prepare before going to bed. This recipe can be adapted to ingredients you have on hand, and topped with your favorite things. You can make it as healthy as you want by adding ingredients like flaxseed, wheat bran, chia seeds. They up the nutrition and add fiber that keep you full.
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 1/4 cups milk (use any milk you like: almond, coconut regular dairy)
Pinch of kosher salt
1-2 Tablespoons light agave or maple syrup (optional)
1 Tablespoon flaxseeds (optional)
1 Tablespoon wheat bran (optional)
1 teaspoon chia seeds (optional)
Toppings – banana, almonds, cinnamon, berries (be creative)
Combine oats, yogurt, salt, milk and either flaxseeds, bran or quinoa, and then syrup. Stir together the ingredients and then cover and chill overnight.
When ready to eat, you can mix in more milk if desired to loosen it up. Now add toppings of your choice.
You can let the oats come to room temperature, or eat them cold out of the fridge.
Note: Overnight oats can be assembled 4 days ahead. Keep Chilled.
Recipe Adapted from: Bon Appétit-January 2017