I’m not quite sure when overnight oats became such a hit, but whenever it was, I was nowhere to be found. Luckily, I finally caught on earlier this summer. (Took me long enough!) Don’t be surprised, though, I’m not. I’m not always so quick on the uptake, and it’s a rare day that I’m the first one in the know.
Well, with the exception of that time in the third grade, (or maybe it was the fourth grade) when I started wearing these brown moccasin-type shoes with knotted brown & yellowish laces, that kinda remind me of Sperrys, but are also nothing like them at the same time. I thought they were a little dorky at first, but my mom bought them so I really had no choice but to wear them. So, I wore my brown shoes and prepared for the teasing that I was sure would ensue. Except it never happened. Within a couple weeks someone else in our class was wearing the same shoes, and then another person, and another and another. Yep, I was the first one at the party with those brown shoes. I’m also the only person who remembers this, but that’s how it happened, trust me.
Anyway, back to the important stuff, (not that my short-lived days as a trendsetter aren’t important) like how overnight oats have been making my breakfast awesome all summer! Overnight oats are sort of like the iced coffee of oatmeal. But better! And as someone who cannot live without coffee, that’s seriously saying a lot. Call me crazy, but when it’s pushing 90 degrees I’m not really feeling hot oatmeal, but I also didn’t want to give up my beloved oats all summer. Enter overnight oats, which is simply oats mixed with almond milk, Greek yogurt, a dollop of honey and some fresh fruit & nuts, chilled in the fridge overnight (when the oats absorb all the goodness), and ready to be devoured by the time you wake up. Breakfast bliss!
There are a million and one variations you can make with different add-ins, but blueberry has been my favorite this summer! If you haven’t tried overnight oats yet, I highly recommend getting some in the fridge for your breakfast tomorrow!
1 - 1 1/4 cups almond milk (depending on how thick you like your oats)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup fresh blueberries, plus more for topping
sliced almonds, for topping
Combine all ingredients, with the exception of the almonds, in a bowl (or a jar) and mix together. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, remove oats from the refrigerator, divide between two bowls and top with more blueberries and sliced almonds.