My internet friend Robyn loves overnight oats. I’d never heard of them before reading her blog, and after seeing all of her delicious posts, I was intrigued.
The problem is, I am pretty terrible at prepping food for the next day before I go to bed. Embarrassing confession: I’m one of those people who
occasionally often falls asleep on the couch while reading or internetting, and then I’ll wake up, brush my teeth, and promptly settle into bed.
Morning is the time when I really shine.
Because I was so curious about the magic of overnight oats, I decided to see whether I could make them happen in the morning with delicious results. The answer: YES.
This has become my go-to weekend breakfast, as it’s substantially cheaper than cereal, more filling, and just as easy. I mix up the ingredients before I shower, and by the time I’m ready, my breakfast is waiting. Delicious food before heading out for the day is a good thing!
30 Minute Oats
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almond milk (or whatever you prefer)
1 tbsp agave nectar*
1/4 cup slivered almonds*
1/4 cup berries (frozen from last summer!)*
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix thoroughly and place in refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes. Stir once more and enjoy!
*These are my standard ingredients, though I sometimes add in shredded coconut or nut butter. Inspired by Robyn, I may try them with cocoa powder soon.
Note: Picture taken prior to mixing to avoid photographing a bowl of mush!