A nice alternative to hot oats, packed with cholesterol lowering soluble fibre and no cooking involved. An easy way to prepare your breakfast ahead of time. Overnight oats keep in the fridge for 5 days. Make enough for a number of days for an easy grab and go meal or snack.
No Cook Overnight Oats
Combine in a mason jar or tuppeware container by shaking or mixing together:
1/3 cup 2% MF milk or soy milk (or slightly more)
1/3 cup large flake or old fashioned rolled oats (the other types get to mushy or stay too hard) - I like to add a little extra
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
A little sweetener if needed
To change up the flavour you can add some cocoa, matcha powder, vanilla or other flavoured extract, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice,
1/4 cup fresh or frozen berries
1 teaspoon of raisins
Refrigerate oatmeal mixture for at least 8 hours or overnight.
Before serving top with:
A large dollop of plain Greek yogurt
Drizzle of maple syrup
1 tablespoon toasted ground flax seed
Sprinkling of some of your other favorite toppings if desired- nuts / seeds, little granola, goji berries, coconut, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts