This has been a life-changer for us. We absolutely love them. Ceth leaves early for school and I’m usually stumbling out of bed with the kids so it’s nice for Ceth to be able to have a grab n’go breakfast and for me to have on less chore to do in the morning. The twins even eat this for breakfast! If you haven’t had them, eating them cold might seem weird to you but really it is so refreshing. You will start to crave the cold creaminess of overnight oats. There is so many varieties of flavors you can do that you never really get tired of them either.
These pictures are the ones I prepared for the whole week. As you know, this blog is a more “empowering” food blog- meaning I don’t give exact measurements for everything (haha) It means I believe in you to do this! Get creative! That’s what cooking is all about. That is why I’m not as consistent as I’d like to be at posting because I rarely have a recipe I’m using for dinner. I just open the pantry and make something up. It takes practice to get there if you are a beginner but soon it will be a fun hobby for you!
These are the basic ingredients that you will need.
- Old fashioned oats
- Chia seeds
- Honey or sweetener
- Either Almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, or macadamia milk (or regular milk if you don’t have any of this on hand) I switch on the milks depending on the flavor I’m going for.
All of these are optional toppings to give you some ideas!
- Any kind of berries
- Walnuts, almond slices, any nuts
- Apples, peaches, any fruit
- Spices like cinnamon or nutmeg
- Cocoa (If you’re feeling dessert-y in the morning!)
- Fill a small mason jar about halfway full of oats. I usually do about 3/4ths cup.
- Pour about a tablespoon of chia seeds into the jar.
- Add 2 TBSP honey or your choice of sweetener. (My sister does about a teaspoon of sweetener but I like mine sweet. If you do regular milk I would add more since you won’t have the sweetness of almond milk.)
- Add any berries, nuts, or fruit you want into it.
- Fill the mason jar with milk and stir. The milk should double the oats.
- Put in the fridge and eat in the morning!
Below I listed some of the flavors I usually do.
My Go-To combo toppings are usually:
-Blueberries, walnut, brown sugar and cinnamon
-Peaches and almond slices
-Apple, cinnamon, and walnut
-Strawberries, almond slices, coconut milk
-Mixed berries with any nuts
You can even do plain! These are our favorites. Add all these with any nut milk, sweetener, chia seeds, and oats and you are good to go. You can even do peanut butter/chocolate flavors. Have fun. Hope I’ve converted you!
Oh, and my little boy turned 3 this week so I HAVE to add this handsome little picture of him I took while we were doing our oat photoshoot.
The twins also were very interested in the oats and managed to grab some toppings.
Baby hands. So cute.
Let me know how your oats go!
-Marinn and all the kids for this one!