I have never liked oatmeal. Like, ever.
Even if I’ve filled my oatmeal with fruit and brown sugar, I still have never been able to get over the goopy texture.
I was determined to try and find a way to like oatmeal knowing that there are numerous health benefits and that oats can help with milk supply for nursing mothers.
Enter: Overnight Oats.
Sure, we see various chia puddings and overnight oats on Instagram, but how good are they really?
My first few batches with quick oats still had that goopy texture that I didn’t like, but once I switched to steel cut oats, it was like a whole new world of glorious oat goodness opened up to me. Also called Swiss Oats, you basically just soak oatmeal overnight in whatever type of liquid you want- water, milk, greek yogurt, etc. I use my own homemade almond milk, but you can use whatever floats your oat boat (not even sorry).
Use whatever add-ins you want for this! I add frozen blueberries to mine most days, but you can also add coconut, nuts, raisins, any kind of fruit, or chocolate if you’re feeling frisky. (I was having a sweet craving one night and pulled my oats out of the fridge, added some chocolate and coconut and microwaved it all for about 30 seconds- Hello Almond Joy Overnight Oats!!!)
Here’s how I make mine almost every night. Personally, I make individual servings in mason jars so my husband can grab his on the way out the door in the morning and eat them when he gets to the office. You can eat these hot or cold and, like I said before, you can add in whatever you want! Let me know in the comments how you like this recipe or how you do your own overnight Swiss Oats!