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Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

1⁄2 cup old Fashioned Oats*
1⁄2 cup milk
1 teaspoon brown sugar (or Maple syrup)
1⁄4 cup fruit, cut up (fresh, frozen or canned)

* Also known as “Large Flake” or “Rolled” oats.

Directions:

  1. Add oats, milk and brown sugar to a cereal bowl or a reusable container with a lid. Stir well with a spoon.
  2. If using frozen fruit, mix it in now (it will thaw in the fridge overnight). Cover container/bowl with a lid or plastic wrap.
  3. Put in the fridge overnight.
  4. In the morning remove container/bowl from fridge. (If using fresh or canned fruit, add it to the oats now.)
  5. Stir and enjoy!

Makes 1 Serving

Optional Ingredients:
Top oats with a handful of chopped nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, or raisins, just before eating
Try adding in one or more of the following ingredients (in Step 1 of the directions):
– For a thicker texture, mix in 2 teaspoons of chia seed or flax seed
– For a creamier texture, add 1⁄4 cup Greek yogurt or 1-2 Tablespoons peanut butter or other nut/seed butter
– Boost the taste by mixing in 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla or cinnamon

Tips:

  • If you prefer thinner oatmeal, add in 1⁄4 cup extra milk in Step 1
  • You can use quick oats instead of rolled oats. The oatmeal will be softer and have less texture, but will still be tasty!
  • You can prepare a few bowls of oats at a time – they will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days