Overnight Oats Base Recipe
What do you have on hand? Great! Make overnight oats out of any ingredients with this basic, flexible formula for overnight oats.
- Author: Kaleigh
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
- Category: breakfast
- Method: no cook
- Cuisine: American
- 3/4 cup liquid ingredients (any combination of milk of choice, juice, yogurt, kefir, fruit/veggie puree, etc)
- 1/2 cup oats (old fashioned rolled oatmeal, quick oats, instant oats, or quick steel cut oats)
- extras any combination of flavors, toppings and nutrition boosters (see post above for suggested amounts)
- Mix liquid ingredients in a jar or other container with a lid, including yogurt/milk/juice/etc for the base, any liquid sweeteners, extracts, or nut butters, and any powders.
- Add in dry ingredients: oats (of course!), seeds, nuts, fruit, and spices.
- Stir well or close the lid and shake it all up!
- Let the mixture sit in the refrigerator overnight or at least 5-6 hours.
- Enjoy hot or cold in the morning with any additional toppings you'd like!
- You can easily double or triple this recipe for multiple servings to share or to eat throughout the week. Overnight oats will keep for 3-5 days in the refrigerator.
- To heat overnight oats, pour them into a microwave-safe bowl (if they aren't already in a glass jar) and heat, uncovered, for 1-2 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- I usually mix toppings into the jar when I'm making overnight oats, but you can also wait until you're ready to eat to add the toppings.
- Use an almost-empty nut butter jar or large yogurt container to get the last bits and to repurpose the container (and save you another dirty dish!).
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