Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Overnight Oats • EASY Base Recipe and Topping Ideas

In this video, I show a super quick and easy base recipe for overnight oats. I've tried a bunch of recipes in the past, some with a pinch of salt, but I didn't notice a difference in flavour. When I was working full-time and very short on time, I stripped the recipe down to the bare minimum--and I've stuck with it.

I prepare the base recipe the night before. In the morning, I heat up the overnight oats in the microwave (you can have it cold if you prefer) and add a variety of toppings. In this video, I share a whole bunch of topping ideas, but I basically go with whichever combination I'm in the mood for. It takes very little time.

You can use any type of oats or combination of oats in the base recipe. I've tried various combinations but my favourite is 3/4 cup of rolled oats with 1/4 cup of steel cut oats. Quick oats can also be used--this will give you a more creamy/soft texture. I don't measure the liquid but it's around 1.5 cups of liquid to 1 cup of oats. I started off using nut milks in my overnight oats, but I'm now using a combination of nut milk and water. This recipe serves 2, but if you're not sharing with anyone, you can eat the first portion the next morning and the second portion the following morning. The base recipe is so simple that it can easily keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. The oats will get a bit softer, but they will still be good to eat.

I love recipes that are flexible and customizable--please feel free to make it your own!

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