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2. Three Types of Overnight Oats

Breakfast is apparently the most important meal of the day but why do we skip it? I know I do. Even now when my schedule allows me to sit down and have a decent meal I still have days where my feet hit the ground, cup of coffee in hand, and next thing I know, it’s lunch time and my hunger pains are kicking in. Even in my last trimester of pregnancy, I’m still guilty of that! I know, don’t judge. That’s probably the worse thing ever. But I think it all comes down to time. At least for me and always has been about time.

Three Types of Overnight Oats
Prep time: Total time: Serves: 1
Ingredients
Old-Fashioned Oats:
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup milk
    Quick-Cooking Oats:
    • ½ quick-cooking oats
    • ¾ cup milk
    Steel-Cut Oats:
    • ¼ cup steel-cut oats
    • ¾ cup milk
    Instructions
    Old-Fashioned Oats
    1. In an individual food container with a lid, mix oats with milk. Refrigerator overnight.
    2. In the morning, stir the oats, add toppings of your choice or warm up the oats in the microwave before adding toppings.
    Quick-Cooking Oats
    1. In an individual food container with a lid, mix oats with milk. Refrigerate overnight.
    2. In the morning, stir the oats, add toppings of your choice or warm up the oats in the microwave before adding toppings.
    Steel-Cut Oats
    1. In a microwave safe bowl, mix oats with milk. Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes, keeping an eye on the oats so the milk does not boil over. You may have to stop and stir couple times.
    2. Immediately, transfer the oats to an individual food container with a lid, close it shut, and refrigerate overnight.
    3. In the morning, stir the oats, add toppings of your choice or warm up the oats in the microwave before adding toppings.
    Topping Ideas
    1. fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries); brown sugar; coconut chips; almond butter; peanut butter; raisins; almonds; fruit preserves; walnuts; cinnamon; dry fruit; maple syrup; honey
    Notes
    ** if eating oats cold and you want extra creaminess, you can stir in Greek yogurt

     

    <By Katya at Little Broken. It takes 5 minutes to make this recipe.>

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