Quick Recipe: Overnight Oats

It’s no surprise that I love oatmeal. One of my first posts on here was about why I love oatmeal. But lately, I’ve been mixing up my oatmeal with overnights oats.

I’ve been doing a lot of 5 a.m. runs during the week lately because they work out better with scheduling and the weather (Minnesota weather is screwy, last week was fall-like and now this week has highs in the 80s). By the time I get home from my run, I have just enough time to jump in the shower, get dressed and head off to work.

Because of this, I’ve been eating breakfast at work. At first, I was bringing oatmeal, milk and protein powder to cook up in the microwave. Which worked ok but was pretty messy. And the oatmeal didn’t seem to be cooked all the way through, it wasn’t as soft as I’d like it.

And then I started looking into overnight oats and decided to give it a try. What’s the worst that could happen? Overnight oats were life changing. Well, maybe not that big of a deal but they have made a huge difference for those early morning runs. I can get it all ready to go the night before (along with the rest of food for my day) and all I need to do at work is heat it up. I don’t know how people can eat cold oatmeal.

Here’s how I've been making my overnight oats:

  1. Mix together 1 cup oats, 1.25 cups almond milk and 1 scoop of protein powder.

  2. Leave in fridge overnight.

  3. Heat up at work for 4 minutes.

  4. Top with peanut butter and chopped strawberries.

  5. Enjoy!

Have you tried overnight oats before?