Breakfast may be considered the most important meal of the day (after all a good breakfast gets your day started on the right foot!) However, when it comes to breakfast, I like to keep things as simple as possible. Most of you have already seen recipes for overnight oats everywhere from Pinterest to Instagram and across countless blogs and food magazines, but today I’m sharing the absolute easiest recipe that you could ever hope for.
Now, I’m by no means an overnight oats connoisseur. This is my first time making them, so I was prepared for a little trial and error with my first recipe for overnight oats.
The recipe, which is listed below, couldn’t be more simple. It’s just 2 cups of oats (old fashioned rolled oats versus quick oats or steel cut outs is best). Two cups of your milk of choice (I highly recommend Vanilla Almond Milk!) and then you add a little cinnamon, salt. If you’re wanting a more substantial cup of oat-y goodness, then I recommend adding chia seeds to the mix. We keep these on hand as a pantry staple and they keep really well. Vanilla paste also makes a nice addition if you like a more flavorful breakfast.
Once you’ve mixed everything together, place your oat mixture in jars or your container of choice, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight (or for at least 4 hours). The oats usually keep for a few days and our recipe filled 3 Wreck jars. Just double the recipe if you’re wanting a larger batch.
Overnight Oats with Fresh Blackberries, Walnuts & Honey
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (not steel cut or quick oats)
- 2 cups dairy (or non-dairy milk)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Walnut pieces
Mix together 2 cups rolled oats, 2 cups milk, 1 tsp vanilla paste, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp salt. Pour mixture into jars and place them in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 4 hours).
Top with blackberries, walnuts and drizzle with honey. Serve.
Note: If you use unsweetened milk (we used sweetened vanilla almond milk) add 3 tbsp of either maple syrup or honey for added sweetness.
Other suggested toppings that you might enjoy…
Jam (Cherry, Fig or Apricot), Flavored Honeys (like the one we used below), citrus, peaches (when in season), figs.
We picked up these blackberry honey sticks when we were in Savannah earlier this year (they keep for quite awhile) and the flavors paired perfectly with the fresh blackberries. Plus I LOVED how the walnuts added a bit of crunchiness.