You know what sucks? When your internet stops working.
Yeah, it really stinks. It’s like I have no idea what to do with myself. Between grad school and blogging, I should have my laptop surgically attached to my body! Our modem has been acting up at home lately and finally yesterday, it just decided to stop working. WAHHHH!! What will I do with myself when I get home from work later today?! Can’t do bloggy things, can’t shop, can’t find more articles for my dissertation, can’t read all of the latest celebrity gossip. Yes my friends, my life is so exciting. I know you’re jealous. I guess until it’s fixed, I will just cook, watch even more garbage tv than I usually do, and maybe read a book (remember those things?!).
But, while I do have access at work and have a few extra minutes, I am going to share my latest breakfast obsession with you. When it comes to breakfast, I MUST have it every morning. Like for real. I HAVE to have breakfast. And during the week especially, I usually just want a bowl of cold cereal. I freaking love cereal. I crave a bowl of cereal every morning. And while I do enjoy oatmeal, it has that whole hot thing going on so it’s not always what I am craving.
Enter overnight oats. Overnight oats are basically oats soaked in milk and/or yogurt overnight in the fridge and come morning, you have a bowl of deliciousness waiting for you. Overnight oats are an acquired taste for some given the fact they are a cold and the texture is different than hot oatmeal, but I find that with a little tweaking, you can find a recipe that you will enjoy. Come morning, all you have to do is mix in your favorite toppings. Overnight oats are so insanely easy to make and it’s barely a recipe because really, what you mix in with your oats is totally up to you! I am giving you my basic recipe, but the oats, the milk, and the yogurt are your base and from there, the possibilities are endless!
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup skim milk (can also use soy or almond milk)
- 3/4 cup regular or greek yogurt (plain or flavored)
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbs. nut butter
- 1 tbs. honey
- fruit of your choice
- Combine the oats, milk, yogurt, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl and mix together until well-blended. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Stir in the honey and nut butter. Mix in or top with fruit of your choice! If the oats seem too thick, add more milk. If they are too liquidy, then add less milk the night before.
Other suggested mix-ins: nutella, chia seeds, flax seeds, brown sugar, sugar (or sugar substitute), agave nectar, graham crackers, chocolate syrup,