classic overnight oats (gf)

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overnight oats are honestly one of my most favorite breakfasts ever. and I don’t use that title lightly. I had often seen pictures of overnight oats (in a jar; #ooiaj) all over instagram but I never tried it because 1. I didn’t have a jar and 2. it seemed like I was always out of greek yogurt. however, one day, I read in the comments that it was possible to make it without a jar and I miraculously had yogurt left over and I decided to give it a whirl.

when I first tried it, I will be completely honest. it was not exactly love at first bite. nor was it disgusted disappointment – which was good I suppose. my reaction was more along the lines of “oh. so this is it?” I actually ended up cutting up some apples and using the oats as a “dip” to go along with it and it really wasn’t that bad! but I’ve seriously grown addicted to love this breakfast and I now have my own personal favorite combination.

overnight oats are extremely versatile and you can customize it to however you want! it’s really easy to experiment with different flavors and combinations. just remember that the first 3 ingredients are always the same (equal parts milk / yogurt to your oats). other than that, go crazy with your add-ins 🙂

to make one serving you will need:

  • a jar (or a bowl is fine too; anything that you can use to hold the oats overnight really)
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, or milk of your choice
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • opt: dried figs, chia seeds, cinnamon, more peanut butter, etc.

in your jar or bowl, combine the yogurt, milk, oats, and peanut butter and mix until combined thoroughly. if you have any additional toppings you would like, you may add it now and either mix it in or leave it on the top. for example, i sometimes have cut up dried figs and i leave it on the surface of my combined oats to eat the next morning. or you can mix it (or other toppings/add-ins of your choice) in as well. make sure to seal it well with either a cap or saran wrap and stick it in your fridge overnight. it will be ready by the morning for you to enjoy!

 

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