To tackle a busy week a healthy breakfast is a must. But who has the extra time, energy or the will to step into the kitchen on a rushed morning. Well I say let the fridge do the work. Yup, let the big guy pull his weight in prepping tomorrow’s breakfast.
Overnight oats provide you a healthy start to the morning with the flexibility of enjoying a new flavor combination every morning. Steel cut oats are soaked overnight in the milk of your choice; whole, almond or soy.
Toppings are limitless. Try nuts, seeds, dried or fresh fruit or butters such as peanut, almond, cashew or hazelnut. Drizzle with agave or honey. Enjoy either cold or warm.
Steel cut oats or whole grain groats are rich in fiber, calcium, protein and B- vitamins. Their flavor is chewy with a nutty texture. Many recipes call for cooking steel oats overnight in a crock pot, but I find the results from the soaking technique much easier.
Here’s the Easy Recipe
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 cups milk, organic milk, almond milk or soy milk
1. Combine all in a bowl and mix.
2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
3. To serve scoop amount desired into a bowl and add fruit or nuts.
*you can double the recipe, will keep well in fridge for 3 days.
After 3 days it will thicken as oats continue to absorb milk.
*Add the spices of your choice or omit the vanilla and cinnamon altogether and flavor your oats with the toppings.