Maple-Sweetened Overnight Oats #SundayFunday
Updated: Jan 16
I had heard of 'overnight' oats, but I had never tried them until we were visiting one of my best friends in Denmark over the Christmas holiday in 2018. She made them for us one morning. And I have been making them regularly ever since. Overnight oats is one of my favorite breakfasts.
LEARN THIS PROCESS! Overnight oats are so flexible and so simple. Seriously: six ingredients, five minutes, and four easy steps. They go into the fridge overnight and you have a healthy, filling breakfast the next morning. BE CREATIVE...COOK FEARLESSLY!
Stacy of Food Lust People Love, Sue of Palatable Pastime, Rebekah of Making Miracles, and Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm coordinate this low-stress group; we only participate when we are inspired. This week Sue is hosting and picked a theme of breakfast recipes!
A Day in the Life on the Farm: Breakfast Quesadilla
Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Culinary Cam: Maple-Sweetened Overnight Oats (you're here)
Food Lust People Love: Breakfast Martinis
Mayuri's Jikoni: Egg-Free Wheat Pancakes
Our Good Life: Cinnamon Sugar Dutch Baby Pancakes
Palatable Pastime: Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Sizzling Tastebuds: Millet Set Dosa
Sneha’s Recipe: Kesari Semolina Sheera / Kesari Rawa Sheera
The Mad Scientist’s Kitchen: Quick Kande Pohe
Maple-Sweetened Overnight Oats
Makes 2 servings
1 cup rolled oats
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup milk (I use oat milk, but you can use whatever milk you like)
1/2 cup yogurt (I use whole milk yogurt for a thicker texture, but you can use whatever yogurt you like)
1 Tablespoon maple syrup (you can use honey or sugar)
Also needed: muddler, mason jar with lid
Variations: Three Different Ways to Flavor Your Oats #1: Add 1/2 cup fresh raspberries plus more berries for garnish #2: Add 1/2 cup chopped bananas and 1 Tablespoon almond butter plus more bananas and almond slivers for garnish #3: Add 1/2 cup chopped kiwi and 1 Tablespoon matcha green tea powder plus more kiwi for garnish
In a mason jar, whatever fruit you're using. Mash the fruit in the bottom of the jar with a muddler or spoon. Mix in the yogurt and maple syrup. Pour in half of the milk and half of the oats and half of the chia seeds. Pour in remaining milk followed by the remaining oats and chia seeds. Stir until everything is moistened. Cover with the lid and refrigerate overnight.
To serve, spoon oats into a serving glass. Add more maple syrup, if desired. Top with garnish. Enjoy! This is a filling, healthy and beautiful breakfast that practically makes itself and is ready when you get out of bed.
That's a wrap on my breakfast offering. The group will be back next week with annual birthday treats. I will be sharing recipes for the desserts I make each year for the Mann men. Stay tuned!