1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free, if needed)
1/2 cup yogurt (Greek yogurt, regular yogurt, or dairy-free alternatives like almond or coconut yogurt)
1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy, as per your preference)
1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (adjust to your desired level of sweetness)
Toppings of your choice (e.g., fresh berries, sliced bananas, chopped nuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, or a drizzle of honey)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Pinch of salt
Mix the Base:
In a mason jar, airtight container, or a bowl, combine the rolled oats, yogurt, milk, honey or maple syrup, and a pinch of salt. If you’d like, add vanilla extract for extra flavor.
Stir all the ingredients until they’re thoroughly combined.
Layer your favorite toppings on top of the oat mixture. You can use a combination of fresh berries, sliced bananas, chopped nuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, or a drizzle of honey.
Seal and Refrigerate:
Seal the container or jar with a lid or plastic wrap.
Place the mixture in the refrigerator and let it sit overnight, or for at least 4-6 hours. The oats will absorb the liquid and become soft and creamy.
The next morning, give the oats a good stir to mix in the toppings.
Your Overnight Oats are ready to be enjoyed. They can be eaten cold straight from the fridge, or you can warm them up in the microwave or on the stovetop if you prefer them warm.
Overnight Oats are a convenient and customizable breakfast option that allows you to enjoy a delicious and healthy meal without any morning cooking. Experiment with different toppings and flavors to suit your taste.