These overnight oats are so simple and thrifty you’ll be wondering why you never knew about them! An easy 123 recipe that you can create with practically any ingredients that you and your family will be craving more!
Large Mixing Bowl
2-3 Wide Mouth Mason Jars
Large Spoon for mixing
1 Cup Rolled Oats (or steel cut oats)
1 Cup of Milk (your choice, almond, coconut, dairy, etc)
1/2 cup yogurt (your choice, coconut, greek, dairy, etc)
1 cup of mixed berries (I used frozen strawberries and blueberries)
4-5 tsp of maple syrup (you can also use agave, or honey as alternatives)
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
2 pinches of salt
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg (optional)
2 tbsp chia seeds or flax seeds (optional)
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Make sure to mix well so that all the oats are covered with milk & yogurt.
*If you are using steel cut oats, I recommend following the cooking directions for the oats first. They tend to be tougher than rolled oats and take extra time to cook to be edible.
Step 2: Scoop or pour the mixture into large mouth jars or jars that are large enough to fit a spoon into easily. This should be enough mixture to fill 2 large mason jars or 3 smaller jars. I like to use jars that are laying around the house, so any glass jars with a lid will work!
Step 3: Screw the lid on tight, and leave the jars in the fridge overnight or at least 8 hours to let the oats soak up the milk and become soft and delicious. In the morning, grab and go!
Get creative! You can use practically any ingredients to make this super simple and frugal breakfast! What about bananas and cocoa powder or Nutella! Try mangoes and coconut milk for a tropical flavor. Experiment with different flavors, and tell us what came out the best for you!