Today is National Oatmeal Day, I'm excited to share a tasty overnight oatmeal recipe with you.
Overnight Oatmeal is a simple concept. You mix a few key elements together with a fruit or fruit mixture of your choosing, cap it and put it in the fridge overnight. The next day you open the lid and dig right in.
1/2 Cup Oats, I prefer Bob's Red Mill- Old Country Style Muesli and/or Steel Cut Oats
1/4 Cup Yogurt, I prefer a vanilla Greek Style Yogurt
1/4 Cup Milk, I prefer whole milk
a dash of chia seeds, I prefer Nutiva Black Chia Seeds
Sweetener as needed
For the pictured overnight oatmeal I took the above guidelines and multiplied them by three for three jars.
In a large bowl I mixed together:
1-1/2 Cups of Steel Cut Oats
3/4 Cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
3/4 Cup Whole Milk
Chia Seeds and Chopped Peaches, measured by eye
After thoroughly mixing all of the ingredients with a spoon I ladled the mixture into the three jars and then finished the jars off with a drizzle of The Ginger People- Organic Ginger Syrup.
When I make Topical Oatmeal I use muesli with mango.
I try to always use vanilla flavored yogurt to add creaminess and sweetness.
When I do add additional sweetener I stick to syrups that will enhance the flavor profile of the overnight oatmeal, ex: maple syrup on apple/cinnamon overnight oatmeal.
What flavors will you blend? I would love to hear about your flavor profiles.