Overnight oats are a popular breakfast choice among runners. Oats are easy on the stomach and offer enough nutrients to fuel a big race. Overnights oats are quick and affordable to make since a 42 oz canister of oats costs less than $3. I like to make my oats in the evening to bring to work the next day.
Whole grain oats are both nutritious and part of the Mediterranean Diet. There are 3 choices of oats, quick oats, rolled oats and steel cut oats. The best oats to use for overnight oats are either quick oats or rolled oats. Steel cut oats tend to remain very chewy and fairly dense. I prefer to use rolled oats.
Overnight oats are great because a large number of variations can be used. The only ingredients to avoid are sugary quick oatmeal packets.
Here’s how I make my overnight oats. I use a mason jar with measurements on the side and pour 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk with 1/2 cup of rolled oats. I have used both almond milk and whole milk, both work well. Some ingredients I like to add are banana, peanut butter, yogurt, chia seeds, pomegranates, blackberries, blue berries and raspberries. The options to customize are limitless.
Have you tried overnight oats?