What’s all the fuss with overnight oats?

What do you do when your kitchen is the size of an ice-cube and you only have one pot (which happens to be dirty because you cooked dinner in it the night before).  You start to look into this overnight oats phenomena.

Overnight oats are exactly what they sound like.  At the most basic level, you throw some oats in a bowl with equal parts milk and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight and Voila!  You have breakfast ready the next morning.  How easy is that?!

Overnight Oats

I used 1/2 cup of oats and 1/2 cup of almond milk, (I’ve found the 60 calorie, original to  be my favorite) then topped them with some brown sugar and pecans the next morning.

You have to get past your idea of what oatmeal should be.  This is cold oatmeal, but I don’t think the texture is really any different.  I enjoyed it and it really kept me full throughout the morning and even into the afternoon.  Brian was slightly less thrilled about this new breakfast.  He’s a hot oatmeal kind of guy, but he still ate it.  He also said how full it kept him feeling throughout the day.

When I started looking into more recipes for overnight oats, there are some serious gourmet oats out there.  Pumpkin Spice Overnight OatsVanilla Walnut Overnight Oats, there are endless possibilities!

Do you have a favorite overnight oats recipe?  I’d love to hear about it and give it a try!