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Simple Yet Sophisticated Overnight Oats You Need to Make for Your Soul

Cate's Overnight Oats

Rise and shine, breakfast champions! Are you tired of the same old boring breakfast routine? Well, get ready to shake up your taste buds and energize your mornings with a hip and happening trend that’s taking the culinary world by storm: Overnight Oats!

Imagine waking up to a bowl filled with creamy, flavorful goodness that’s been patiently soaking and mingling in your fridge while you peacefully slept. It’s like having a breakfast fairy work its magic while you catch some z’s. Talk about efficiency!

Now, let’s get down to business and whip up a batch of these overnight sensations. Grab your apron and let’s dive into the action!

OVERNIGHT OAT INGREDIENTS

ROLLED OATS

First things first, grab a sturdy mason jar or a groovy reusable container- we’re all about sustainability here. Drop in some rolled oats like a boss. These are the superheroes of grains, packed with fiber, protein, and a whole lotta goodness. They’ll keep you full and satisfied till lunchtime. If you prefer steel cut oats, you’ll need to soak them for at least 2 days as they are much harder and chewier

Steel Cut vs Rolled Oats
Steel Cut vs Rolled Oats

MILK

Next up, splash in some liquid courage! Whether it’s almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or good ol’ dairy, make it rain, my friend. Pour it in and watch those oats swim in deliciousness. Don’t be stingy now, you want those oats to be thoroughly drenched. Our favorite plant-based milks are Earth’s Own, which comes in a variety of flavours of Almond Milk and Oat Milk that’s silk smooth and oh so delish!

https://earthsown.com/products/almond/

SEEDS

Chia seeds are epic omega power and as they gel, they make for a pudding-like perfection! If you’re in the mood for some flax, sesame, or pumpkin action, these can be added at the end for an extra boost!

Chia, flax, sunflower and pumpkin seeds

FLAVOURS

Next it’s time to unleash your inner mixologist. Add a splash of vanilla extract for a touch of sophistication, a sprinkle of cinnamon for a warm and cozy hug, or some grated lemon for a zesty kick!

SWEETNERS

When a dash of extra sweetness is the quest, choose your weapon: brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, or agave, for a flavorful victory in your bowl of awesome overnight oats!

Maple syrup and honey
Maple syrup and honey

TOPPINGS

Now comes the fun part! It’s time to get creative with your toppings. Grab a handful of fresh berries, a sprinkle of crunchy nuts, or even a dollop of creamy nut butter. The sky’s the limit, so don’t hold back!

Nuts and Toppings
Nuts and Toppings

Once you’ve assembled your masterpiece, pop on the lid and let it work its magic in the fridge overnight. It’s like a sleepover party for your oats! While you catch some Z’s, the oats and flavors will mingle and dance, creating a harmonious symphony of taste.

Overnight oats in jars
Overnight oats by Cate Amalfi

And there you have it! In the morning, open your fridge to a jar of pure breakfast bliss. Grab a spoon and dig into the velvety smoothness, savoring each and every bite. The oats will be magically transformed into a creamy, dreamy concoction that will make your taste buds sing with joy.

Cate's Overnight Oats

Simple Yet Sophisticated Overnight Oats

Learn how to make the perfect batch of overnight oats that's customizable, easy and will save you time in the mornings!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 12 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk, dairy or plant-based
  • 1 tsp vanilla, cinnamon or lemon zes optional
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax or other seeds optional
  • 1/2 cup fresh berries
  • 1/2 cup nuts
  • 1/2 cup yogurt optional
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, honey, agave or brown sugar optional

Instructions
 

  • In a medium size bowl, combine the oats, milk, vanilla (or cinnamon or lemon zest) and chia seeds. Stir to combine then divide into 2 mason jars or 2 bowls with lids. Cover and chill overnight
  • When ready to eat, add yogurt, sprinkle over remaining seeds, then top with berries, nuts and drizzle with maple syrup or honey.

Notes

The combinations are endless!
Mix in chopped pineapple and coconut flakes for  Pina Colada Oats
Add Pumpkin Puree and Pumpkin Spice for Pumpkin Pie Oats, 
Add a dollop of cream cheese, fresh strawberries and some graham cracker crumbs for Strawberry Cheese Cake Oats
Keyword healthy breakfast, overnight oats, rolled oats, steel cut oats, vegan breakfast

So, say goodbye to boring breakfasts and hello to the exciting world of overnight oats! They’re quick, easy, and bursting with flavor. Get ready to start your day with a bowl full of happiness and energy. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you, and you’ll be the breakfast hero among your friends. Happy eating, breakfast warriors!

PS- for another more indulgent breakfast idea, try our Bananarama Bread!

Cate Amalfi

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