1/2 cup old fashioned or rolled oats
1/3 cup plain yogurt
2/3 cup unsweetened milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
0-2 tsp honey or maple syrup
optional: chia seeds or ground flax meal (creaminess), chopped nuts (texture), protein powder (protein boost), nut butter, sliced fruit or berries
The night before you want to eat your oats (or up to 4 hours beforehand) mix all ingredients together in a large mason jar. Put the lid on the mason jar and store in your fridge. When you're ready to eat, open the lid and enjoy!!
Make it gluten free: Use gluten free oats
Make it dairy-free: Use plant-based milk & yogurt (soy, oat, coconut, nut milk)
Make it vegan: Use the milk & yogurt options above and swap maple syrup instead of honey.
To take it to the next level, grab a couple more ingredients!
Banana Chocolate Chip: 1/2 ripe banana, sliced and 2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips
Pumpkin spice: 1/2 cup plain pumpkin puree, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Chocolate Peanut Butter: 2 Tbsp peanut butter (almond or sunflower works too!), 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder