Soak your oats overnight to help speed up your morning routine, while still being able to enjoy a nutritious and hearty breakfast!
The hardest thing for me in the morning is preparing my breakfast to take to work. I like to wake up as late as possible, because let’s be honest, who doesn’t!? But, that means that I am rushing like a mad woman in the morning trying to feed my dog, pack my bag and make my breakfast and coffee. Even though I know I should be doing all this the night before, but that rarely happens.
That’s where soaking your oats overnight becomes a huge lifesaver in the morning. Instead of your traditional hot oatmeal, overnight oats are eaten cold and more like eating a hearty bowl of cereal.
Oats are full of nutrients and benefits. They are gluten-free, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and help keep you fuller longer.
This recipe can be easily doubled and tripled. Prepare it on Sunday night and you have all your breakfasts ready to go for the week!
Here’s my recipe for Overnight Oats! I like to add my fruit to them in the morning before I pack up my container for work.
1/2 cup guten-free oats
1.5 cup nut milk or dairy-free milk alternative of choice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp hemp seeds
Pinch of salt
1-2 tsp of sweeter of choice (I like to use maple syrup)
Optional add ins:
1.5 tbsp oat bran
1 tsp maca powder
- In a plastic container or mason jar, combine all the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Add the milk in and combine with the dry oat mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- You can add your berries in then too however they will get a bit mushy. I like to add my fruit in the morning.