Looking for a quick breakfast idea?
This No-Cook Oats recipe, like most of my recipes, is a formula that allows you to substitute almost every ingredient that the recipe calls for. You may soak the oats overnight or prep it first thing when you wake up in the morning. Let it sit for half an hour and by the time you are showered and dressed and ready to go, so are the oats.
Seriously, this is so easy and versatile there is no reason to skip breakfast or spend $8 for a latte and chocolate croissant every morning!
Here is the formula:
1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
1/3 cup unsweetened yogurt (dairy or coconut)
2/3 cup milk (dairy or nut)
1 tablespoon chia seeds (or ground flaxseeds, hemp seeds)
fruit (banana, berries, any fresh fruit in season or frozen)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
honey or maple syrup to taste (optional)
chopped nuts (any kind, optional)
To do it the no recipe way, mix rolled oats with any combination of milk and yogurt in a large bowl or mason jar, add in a chopped ripe banana to sweeten it. Throw in chia, flax or hemp seeds and more fruit if you have them on hand. Mix well, cover and let it sit in the fridge for half an hour or overnight. (Use frozen fruit ONLY if you are soaking the oaks overnight.) When you are ready to eat the oats, stir in more milk if you desire a thinner consistency, throw in some chopped nuts and sweeten it with maple syrup or a drizzle of honey if necessary.