Overnight Oats

About a year ago, I randomly went on an overnight oats recipe pinning spree, and then I made a bunch of great recipes forgot all about it. Anyone else ever do that? I think I’m the world’s worst for having great intentions to make all these amazing Pinterest recipes, only to get busy with a million other things and forget to even try them!

Well, a few weeks ago, my sister-in-law asked me if I had ever heard about overnight oats and the rest, they say, is history. There are literally thousands of recipes for different variations of overnight oats, but today I’m going to share our favorite: brown sugar cinnamon (yum!).

Now, before I share this recipe, I need to address all skeptics. Yes, you eat this cold. Yes, it’s kind of weird to eat oatmeal cold. BUT I promise, it’s delicious. I am personally not even a huge fan of (regular hot) oatmeal, but this is just totally different. Because it’s made the night before and “rests” in the refrigerator all night, the texture is more like a pudding; creamy, but with a little bit of chewiness to it. Is chewiness even a word? And the flavor? It’s literally like a party in your mouth! So, just try it, okay?

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of overnight (old fashioned) oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 (heaping) teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

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Instructions:

For this recipe, you need two pint sized mason jars. Start by putting one cup of oats in each jar.

Next, pour one cup of milk in each jar over the oats. Then, add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla to each jar.

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Secure lid tightly and shake.

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In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and maple syrup (or honey).

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Divide this mixture and spoon into jars.

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Stir, then secure lid tightly and shake one last time.

Place in the refrigerator overnight (at least 6-8 hours) and enjoy the next morning!

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