Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Overnight Oats

I like oatmeal. Its good for you and it fills your tank. Keeps you going without the urge to eat until its time for your next meal.

The classic way I used to eat oatmeal was how mom prepared them. I could never make them taste as good as hers even if I did it the excact same way. She would serve them warm, coated with sugar and wading in cream milk. It was so good paired with cinnimon toast.

I try to eat less sugar now, I will usually opt for the instant fruity flavored oatmeal packs for a quick breakfast. I still like those, but latley I have been experimenting with "overnight oats". Basically, its equal  amounts of quick oats or rolled oats and almond milk combined in a mason jar and sat in the fridge over night. 





The next morning your breakfast is ready (if you like it cold). My husband can eat it cold and has approved this with a thumbs up. Me on the other hand have to warm it up a bit.


Im going to share some flavors for overnight oats that I have experimented with. So far they are all good. After the base ingredience of milk and oats I guessed at the add ins. 


Base:
1 Cup- Quick Oats
1 Cup- Almond Milk 

Flavors to mix in:
Peanut butter Banana
1 tablespoon peanut butter.
1 small banana

Peanut Butter and Jelly
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon jelly or jam

Strawberry shortcake
1 tablespoon strawberry jam
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon syrup

Banana Nut Bread
1 small banana
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Nuts

Lemon poppy seed (least tasty)
Juice of one lemon
2 teaspoon poppyseed
1 tablespoon syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

The possibilities are endless. Just add stuff you like. Peaches, blueberries, or strawberries.
You can replace the almond milk with yogurt, or regular milk.
Ive even seen recipes where they added pudding powder for flavor such as chocolate or cheesecake 

If you come up with another idea for flavor, I'd love to hear about it.

25 comments:

  1. I haven't made these in a while and I need to rectify that. Blueberries with maple syrup is delicious too.

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    1. yes. I love blueberries and blackberries.

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  2. Never heard of such. But we do live under a rock. Sounds good. Vicki (above) will sell Sherry on the idea, just say blueberries and her eyes light up!
    The pictures are pretty also. (Good one)

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    1. yes. Blueberries are great in them.

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  3. I really like oatmeal and I've been curious about the overnight oats; just haven't tried it yet. These flavours you're sharing sound great. I'm going to give it a go!

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    1. let me know how you like them.

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  4. I never was an oatmeal person

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    1. Its hard to get it tasty thats for sure.

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  5. I too love oatmeal and we have it at least once a week. I will have to try to make it this way sometime. :)

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    1. Let me know how you like it. Reminds me of those smootie crazes.

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  6. You ALWAYS have such interesting (& yummy) recipes!!

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  7. I like oatmeal...but I want it hot, buttered, sugar and cinnamon but....NO milk....:)

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    1. Ive hear a lot of people suggest butter. Never tried that.

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  8. I toss dry fruit in mine. And serve it warm.

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    1. Hmm dry fruit sounds good! And warm, yes!

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  9. What a great and easy treat idea. Thank you

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  10. I like my oatmeal hot and I make it with milk. Do like fruit on it too.
    When we travel I get the oatmeal and fruit at Mc Donald's . It is pretty good.

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    1. Never tried mcDonalds oatmeal. Love their mcGriddles!

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  11. I love overnight oatmeal. I add raisins, 1 tablespoon peanut butter and about a tsp of chia seeds....and I like mine cold.

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    1. Thanks ill try that one tonight!

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  12. That looks scrumptious. We'll try that...and by that I mean Jilda will make that for us:)
    R

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  13. Best oatmeal I ever had was cold. It is scrumptious for sure.

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