Basic Overnight Oats

Have you tried overnight oats yet?  If not, you should!  

They're the easiest make-ahead breakfast out there - ensuring you have time for a nutritious and filling morning meal to power you through 'til lunch.  

The base is simply equal parts rolled oats + liquid (milk and/or yogurt) mixed together in a small jar or bowl and left to sit overnight in your fridge.  Pull it out the next morning, add any toppings you desire, and go!

The variations and toppings endless, but here is my basic recipe to get you started.

Basic Overnight Oats

Serves one (recipe can easily be doubled or tripled)

1/3 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup plain kefir or pourable yogurt
1 Tbs. chia seeds
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
small pinch sea salt

Mix ingredients together until well combined.  Cover and let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours, but overnight is best. If the mixture is too thick for your liking, add a tablespoon or two of kefir or milk to thin. 

Note: You can also use regular milk or nut milk in place of the kefir, but the oats will be a thinner consistency.  Decrease volume to 1/2 cup for a thicker porridge.  

Topping Suggestions:
Peanut butter + banana + honey (pictured)
Blueberries + almond butter + granola
Mango + cashew butter + toasted coconut
Peaches + toasted pecans + maple syrup
Strawberries + toasted hazelnuts + cacao nibs

Pro-tip: Make your overnight oats in an almost empty nut butter jar.  Then you can scoop out the last little bits of nut butter with the oats.  You're welcome.