Here’s a basic formula, from Food52, to follow when making your own overnight oats:
1. First, mix rolled oats with an equal amount of your liquid of choice. You can use any combination of dairy or non-dairy milk, yogurt, or even juice; just stick with the same basic 1:1 ratio. If you’re using steel cut oats instead, use more liquid and be prepared to do some chewing.
2. Mix any spices, sweeteners, or dried fruit you like into the oats and milk.
3. Store in a glass jar or another airtight container and let the oats soak for at least three hours, ideally overnight. A nifty breakfast hack to try: Mix the oats in a nearly-empty peanut (or almond) butter jar.
4. In the morning, you can add fresh fruit, nuts, and other favorite toppings to your oatmeal.
Find your own favorite flavor combos or try these quick recipes below to create all kinds of oat-y goodness:
3. Maple PPBB (Pecan Peanut Butter Banana) Overnight Oats
This recipe calls for more in the liquid part of the ratio, but it also includes yummy chia seeds whose job is to soak everything up anyways.
Plus, the name of it sounds exactly like what a lumberjack would make if they had to make overnight oats.
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