No-Cook Overnight Oatmeal
Updated: Mar 21
Cold oatmeal in the morning? It may not sound like your usual breakfast, but give it a try.
I gravitate to healthy first, and then easy - when it comes to my weekly meals, and breakfast is no exception. I prefer this chilled oatmeal with my healthy toppings as a grab-and-go option when I wake up in the morning. It is ideal if you're a "hit that snooze button often" morning riser like me, and then end up running late for work. This recipe is a seriously easy, quick, eat on the go, fill your belly up and yummy tasting option - even better than all that - it's customizable. Coconut, blueberries, shaved almonds and some organic honey are the usual suspects that are added in with my oatmeal, however, the variations are practically endless. You begin with your basic rolled oats (known as old-fashioned) and go from there.
It's this easy. Before you go to bed, combine your rolled oats and milk of choice (I like Almond Milk) in an airtight container. That following morning, scoop out the amount of oatmeal you would like, either in a bowl or a mason jar (to bring with you to work), add your favorite toppings, and sweeten it with some honey or maple syrup.
Here's the recipe:
No Cook Overnight Oatmeal, serves 2
1 cup rolled oats (old fashioned oats)
1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Honey or Maple Syrup
Blueberries (or fresh fruit of your choice)
Sweetened shredded coconut
Sliced almonds (or other nuts you might like)
1. In a large bowl, container, or mason jar combine oats, milk, and cinnamon. Cover with lid and place in the fridge overnight.
2. The next morning, or at least two hours later, scoop out soaked oats into desired portions. Sweeten to taste using honey, maple syrup, or sugar/brown sugar). Garnish with desired toppings and serve.
Give it a try, and then share with us what you think!