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How to Make Overnight Oats

overnight oats with strawberries in a mason jar

Guide to Overnight Oats:

At the most basic level, overnight oats is just old fashioned oats and milk. But you can add-in so many different ingredients to make it special). Here’s what you’ll need to make overnight oats.

  1. old fashioned oats
  2. milk
  3. add-ins (peanut butter, almond butter, jam, lemon curd, vanilla extract, cinnamon)
  4. fruit (if desired)
  5. nuts (if desired)
  6. sweetener (honey, agave, sugar) (if desired)

Why Overnight Oats?

Okay, I’ll admit that at first, I was not an overnight oats supporter. I mean, cold oatmeal just sounded like a lane that I did not want to go down. Until I tried it and wow! Yes, yes, and yes! So, if you’re on the fence about this recipe, I recommend that you just give it a try and let me know what you think.

What are Overnight Oats?

Overnight oats is a type of “cooking” technique for oatmeal. It’s traditionally prepared in a mason jar but any jar with a lid will work just fine. It starts with old fashioned oats, adds milk, toppings and sweetener (if desired). Stir it all together, pop on the lid, and put it in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning, you’ll have delicious oatmeal to-go or to enjoy at home.

Is Overnight Oats Plant-Based or Vegan?

It can be! I love making overnight oats with plant-based milks like almond milk or oat milk. Agave is a great plant-based sweetener or add fresh fruit to make it sweet according to your liking.

Make-Ahead Friendly Breakfast

If you appreciate great make-ahead breakfast ideas then you’ll love overnight oats.

Back to School Breakfast Idea: Make Ahead Oats

It makes a great back-to-school breakfast because your kids can prepare it the night before and have a delicious and healthy breakfast they can take with them. Plus, they’re customizable and yummy!

Do I Have to Use Strawberries?

Nope! If you don’t like or don’t have strawberries, you can substitute another fruit such as blueberries, mango, apples, and more!



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