How to Make Overnight Oats
About 8 years ago, my husband and I were visiting our friend Frank, and for breakfast he offered us what was basically oatmeal served like cereal. He poured old-fashioned oats into a bowl with cold milk and added a little bit of brown sugar to sweeten it slightly. I had always eaten hot oatmeal for my entire life, so this was a revelation for me!
However, having the oats that way yields oats that are a bit firm for my taste. The solution? Overnight oats. Basically, you combine oats and your liquid before going to bed. Let it sit overnight, and in the morning you’ll enjoy softened oats, nice and cold.
If you’ve only ever had hot oatmeal, it’s worth trying it this way. It’s my favorite way to eat oatmeal!
To start, combine old-fashioned oats with a spoonful of chia seeds. I absolutely love chia seeds, and they’re really healthy, too. If you’ve never had them before, they will absorb liquid and become soft, giving the oatmeal a thicker consistency.