For a fiber- and protein-filled breakfast, nothing hits the spot quite like overnight oats.
Fitness gurus and nutritionists always point to oats as a powerhouse food, but the amount of time it takes to prepare a hot bowl of steel-cut goodness generally has me reaching for a granola bar instead.
Enter overnight oats, possibly the easiest way to prepare oats ever—and a vegan-friendly food! These are hard to mess up, and don’t really require a recipe. Serve cold or mix in a little extra liquid before heating in the microwave. As for flavors and toppings, feel free to experiment! You can hardly go wrong.
Fill a jar with half oats, half liquid. Recommended liquids: water, milk or alternative milks. Vanilla almond milk works especially well.
Add toppings! Fruit, nuts, a little chocolate drizzle—it’s up to you! Blueberries and toasted almonds are a favorite, and mixing PB&J in is decadent!
Cover and let soak in the fridge. If using rolled oats, soak overnight; quick oats only need 30 minutes.
Add more topping and enjoy! (This is the best time to add granola, as it keeps its crunch.)
Want some flavor ideas to start? Try these: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2014/01/overnight-oatmeal.html
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