Overnight oatmeal/overnight oats are the perfect way to a stress-free morning and are quite simply one of the easiest breakfasts you can make. The recipe for overnight oats is simple: Combine fiber-rich oats and a liquid (usually milk) with your choice of additional condiments, such as yogurt, fresh or dried fruit, nut butter, chia seeds, etc.
Soak the ingredients in milk, pop in the fridge, and let sit overnight. The long soaking time allows the liquid to soften the oats, creating a luscious, creamy oatmeal without any cooking and no mess! Preparing in the evening (ideally as soon as baby goes down for bed!) allows you to enjoy a no-fuss, healthy breakfast or mid-morning snack for baby that the entire family will love too.
Here are some tips and tricks to remember when preparing overnight oats:
- Mix rolled oats with a 1:1 ratio of your liquid of choice (This may vary to suit your personal preference—some people prefer creamy oats and others prefer a chunkier consistency. You can use any combination of cow’s milk, non-dairy milk, or yogurt.)
- Mix any combination of spices, sweeteners, dried fruit, or nuts.
- Store in a glass jar or another airtight container and let the oats soak for at least three hours, ideally overnight.
- Add fresh fruit and nuts right before serving to maintain texture.
Here are five delicious overnight oat recipes for you to try:
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