Overnight Oats – breakfast ready and waiting

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So apparently overnight oats have been a “thing” for a while but I have been oblivious (seems to be a common state of affairs at the moment, too many things going on) anyway, I was put onto them by an Instagram acquaintance who has a fish & chips truck in Seattle and keeps asking me for “jaunty” photo’s – see how far social media can go, how random and just slightly concerning!!  When I posted a picture of my Chia Pods he suggested overnight oats, “huh”, I said “what are they”, so checked them out and couldn’t believe how easy and how tasty they are not to mention healthy and filling.

So I made a very basic version of them 3/4 C rolled oats mixed with 3/4 C milk (choose your own milk) and chilled in a jar in the fridge overnight.  In the morning top with whatever you please, I did some muesli that I am obsessed with at the moment (Sonoma Spelt & Maple) and fresh berries. (that was for 1 so just keep doubling)

I then put a photo on Facebook & Instagram (as you do) and was given some great suggestions to make them even tastier.

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Then my blogging friend Sammie of The Annoyed Thyroid told me she had just blogged about them too – hers look really yummy, check them out here.

So so you do overnight oats? Got a favourite way of making them? Are you feeling a bit behind the 8 ball at the moment too?

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11 comments on “Overnight Oats – breakfast ready and waiting

  1. Veggie Mama
    March 12, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I’ve tried, but I just can’t do overnight oats – there’s something about cold oats I can’t handle! also that weird, uncooked but still soft texture…

    but if it helps, I’m so far behind the 8 ball at the moment I’m not even on the bloody table 🙂

    • Vicki
      March 12, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      I feel the same about bircher muesli, can’t do that but was okay with the oats. I’m glad you’re with me behind the 8 ball!

  2. Kat - The Organised Housewife
    March 12, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Ooh i have never done Oats in the fridge overnight! I have heard so much about them though, and i love that breakfast is ready fuss free the next day. Perfect for those busy mornings!

    • Vicki
      March 12, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      I love that they are so easy and then so any different toppings to try. Thanks so much for stopping by. x

  3. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    March 12, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    We are total converts now. We’ve tried reducing the honey in ours and it’s still deliciously sweet. It makes mornings so much easier and a lot more delicious!

    • Vicki
      March 12, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      I’m not a morning person so I love that the decision about what to have is already made and ready and waiting. thanks so much for stopping by. x

  4. Sonia Life Love Hiccups
    March 13, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I saw Sammies and said I have to try them.. and I still havent. I will thought. I just will. In other news – so exciting your blog is up and running and I LOVE the gorgeous clean look xx

    • Vicki
      March 13, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      Thank you so much for the feedback on the blog. And yes get those oats into you! x

  5. Maxabella
    March 14, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I love a Bircher muesli (kinda an overnight oats?) but have never tried this style. I just love every little thing about oats, so what’s it to love!! Thanks Vicki. x

  6. Maxabella
    March 14, 2015 at 9:26 am

    PS – I was going to email you, but I’m here anyway so… really gutted to have missed meeting you properly this week. I thought I might get some of the Sydney bloggers together soonest. Are you keen? x

    • Vicki
      March 14, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      Yes to the Bircher muesli being kinda overnight oats (except I don’t like the apple in the Bircher!). That is a great idea to get some bloggers together would be super keen. x

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