Easy Oats, also called Overnight Oats, are a healthy way to ensure you eat a nutritional breakfast with little hassle in the morning. These are great for those morning when you need to grab something on the go. Some mornings it seems difficult to find time to make a healthy breakfast, this alternative is an easy way to ensure you always have time in the morning to eat a healthy nutritious breakfast which is critical for your overall health and well being. Easy Oats are oats that are soaked in liquid overnight. The oats absorb the liquid and become soft, eliminating the need to cook them. This makes for an extremely quick and easy, yet nutritious, breakfast. The base of easy oats is milk, yogurt and oats. Any yogurt and milk can be used to create different flavors, based on personal preferences. I chose to use almond milk and Greek yogurt for a slightly more healthy variety. Any toppings can also be added to the oats both the night before or the morning of. My personal favorite easy oats recipe is blueberry banana.
Blueberry Banana Easy Oats
My favorite Blueberry Banana Easy Oats recipe is extremely easy to make. Simply combine and mix all the below ingredients into a medium size bowl. Put the oats into a mason jar and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy in the morning.
1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 Cup Almond Milk
1/2 Cup Oats
1/2 Cup Blueberries
1 Banana (sliced)
1 Dash of Cinnamon
1 Splash of Vanilla Extract
Remove the oats from the refrigerator in the morning and you have a complete breakfast ready to go. Try experimenting with different base ingredients or different topping for unique flavors. BuzzFeed has a good article with many different recipes to try.
Make some Easy Oats tonight, and let us know in the comments section below how you enjoyed them.