I think I remember getting this idea from Kath Eats. This is actually one of my favorite breakfast foods because it is a nutritional powerhouse and keeps me full and happy for hours. The combinations and possibilities are endless! It also makes a fantastic snack, especially after school for my kids before they have swim team. I struggle with giving them enough of a snack that will keep them fueled until their late dinner after swimming, but also won’t fill them up so much that they get a stomachache during their workout.
Enter overnight oats. Don’t let the name fool you, though. You can also make these an hour or two before leaving to get the kids from school. You just need enough time for the oats to absorb some liquid to make them soften.
I like to use a glass Ball jar because there is plenty of room to stir before eating, and I can measure the milk right in the jar when making it. This batch contains the following (in this order). Remember, substitutions are simple and encouraged! The only important thing is to use a milk:oats ratio of 1:1.
- 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 spoonfuls of plain yogurt
- handful blackberries
- spoonful of almond butter
Let sit in fridge for at least an hour, as long as overnight, stir and enjoy!