“They” say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but “they” may not be as busy as the rest of us! I mean, getting up at 4:30 in the morning sounds great, but after cooking breakfast for the family, ironing clothes, getting a 5 year old ready, a husband ready, and yourself ready, many times you walk out the door realizing that you haven’t eaten a bite yourself! Overnight oatmeal can be a solution to the “rushing out the door without having eaten” problem. The beauty of this recipe is that you can just use the basic recipe (1/2 cup oats with liquid) and create the flavors you want!
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Pinch of ground ginger
- 1/2 medium apple, cored and diced (I like to use whatever the featured apple is in the local produce section or farmer’s market!)
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Suggested toppings: Toasted almonds or walnuts; dried fruit (such as raisins, cranberries, or apricots), additional maple syrup, toasted coconut, crushed graham cracker pieces
- Add the ingredients to a 16-ounce mason jar or other individual storage container in the order listed above: oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, diced apples, almond milk, maple syrup, and Greek yogurt. Do not shake. Seal jar and refrigerate overnight (or up to 5 days). You can also layer the ingredients in a bowl, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
2. When ready to eat, shake the jar to combine the ingredients or empty the contents of the container into a serving bowl and stir to combine. Add more Greek yogurt or almond milk if a thicker or thinner consistency is desired. Add any desired toppings and enjoy!
Store overnight oats in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.