Overnight Oats

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INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ cup old fashioned oats or quick cooking oats
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ cup milk (fat free, 2%, whole or lactose-free)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla

STEPS:

  1. In 2-cup container combine oats and brown sugar. Pour milk and vanilla over top.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours.
  3. Stir oat mixture and serve.

 

VARIATIONS:

Apple-Cinnamon Crunch Overnight Oats: Prepare Overnight Oats as directed above, except stir 1/3 cup chopped apple and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon into the oats mixture before adding milk. Continue as directed above. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons granola before serving.

Double Berry Overnight Oats: Prepare Overnight Oats as directed above, except top with 1/3 cup strawberry Greek yogurt and 1/3 cup fresh blueberries, strawberries or raspberries before refrigerating. Continue as directed above.

Raspberry-Coconut Overnight Oats: Prepare Overnight Oats as directed above, except top with 1/3 cup fresh raspberries, 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons shredded coconut before refrigerating. Continue as directed above.

Chocolate-Strawberry Overnight Oats: Prepare Overnight Oats as directed above, except stir 2 teaspoons sweetened dry hot cocoa mix into the oats mixture before adding milk. Top with 1/3 cup chopped strawberries and 2 teaspoons miniature semisweet chocolate morsels before refrigerating. Continue as directed above.

Banana Chocolate Chunk Overnight Oats: Prepare Overnight Oats as directed above, except slice 1/2 of a medium banana into the container before adding oats mixture. Add milk and vanilla as directed above, then top with 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon chopped dark chocolate before refrigerating. Continue as directed above.

Horchata Overnight Oats: Prepare Overnight Oats as directed above, except stir 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon into oats mixture before adding milk. Top with 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt and 1 tablespoon honey before refrigerating. Continue as directed above. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chopped, toasted almonds before serving (if desired).

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