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 - Michele’s Current Basic Recipe
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)
1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
Drizzle of maple syrup or sprinkle of sugar (optional) OR 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup fresh or frozen berries (I prefer raspberries)
1 teaspoon of raisins
Sprinkle of coconut (on the top after mixing)
Pecans or other berries/fruit as topping (optional)
Combine milk, oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, and cinnamon in a medium mason jar or small container with a lid. Cover and shake until combined. Remove the lid and fold in berries and
Refrigerate oatmeal, at least 8 hours or overnight.
Before serving, top with chopped pecans, berries.