>Overnight Oats!!

>I’ve fallen in love with this reallllly easy and delicious way to enjoy oatmeal- one of my all time favorite foods that I’ve missed lots in the past year. Techniqually I consider this raw as you do not have to cook. So for all those folks out there who complain they don’t have enough time in the morning to prepare a breakfast before running out the door to work- worry no more! With this no cook method there is limited cleaning and minimal prep time… such a quick way to eat healthy when life seems too busy.

The easiest way to prepare these is by using an old glass jar – 8 oz. – that you still have the lid (i.e. jam jars, nut butter jar etc.). This way you can save time and energy by eating them right out of the same container you prepare them in. Add equal amounts oats and liquids. A filling amount is usually 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats with 1/2 milk of your choice. I’ll add some honey or agave to give it a touch of sweetness and lots of cinnamon as I am obsessed.

SO, measure out the amount of ingredients you would like, give it all a good stir, and let it sit overnight in your fridge. In the morning, the oats will have softened in the liquid and you can add whatever you’d like to add flavor.crunch.whatever your heart desires.

Ideas for optional additions to add in the morning/before you eat:

bananas
berries
granola
chopped nuts
dried fruit
shredded coconut
nut butter
jam
cacao powder
yogurt
chia seeds
honey
extra milk

If you don’t fancy cold oats, there is always the option to heat them up a bit.

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