The Best On-The-Go Breakfast!
April 20, 2020
Overnight oats are a healthy make-ahead breakfast! Prep them Sunday evening and start every day on the right foot all work week long.
For those that are new to overnight oats, they are essentially a cook-free method of making oatmeal. How does it work? Instead of cooking the oatmeal, you soak the raw oats with milk and other ingredients overnight, which softens them up and results in a creamy, satisfying bowl of oatmeal.
Oats are a good source of fiber and antioxidants. Be sure to use old-fashioned oats. If you use quick cooking oats, the result will be unfavorable.
Milk and yogurt of your choice. The thicker and creamier the better, in our opinion!
Chia seeds are completely optional, but they add a luscious creaminess and are a good source of omega-3’s and fiber.
Kombucha adds a nice twist to your standard overnight oats, delivering beneficial digestive enzymes and probiotics that are good for your gut.
Cinnamon and honey add some subtle flavor. Feel free to experiment with other spices too. A dash of vanilla or nutmeg could be good as well!
Topping options are abundant with overnight oats, which really pair well with any fruit and nut combination imaginable.
Tip: Divide your overnight oats into single-serving ball jars for an easy grab-and-go breakfast or lunch.
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 ½ cups of milk or unsweetened non-dairy milk
½ cup of kombucha (We preferred Legacy (made with orange, mango and sea buckthorn) and Sovereign (made with peach, ginger, and molasses)
1 cup of plain Greek or non-dairy yogurt
1-3 tablespoons of honey (depending on your preferred sweetness)
1 tablespoon of chia seeds (optional)
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
¼ teaspoon of kosher salt
Optional toppings: Fruits, dried fruit, nuts, seeds
1. Add ingredients to a large bowl.
2. Stir together until well combined.
3. Cover and refrigerate overnight. If you want to divide the oats into individual jars for an easy grab and go meal or treat, now is the time to do it. Otherwise, just cover your bowl and leave it in the fridge for 6 or more hours.
4. Stir before serving and add desired toppings.
Notes: Your overnight oats will stay fresh in the refrigerator for about 4 days.
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