The basic overnight oats recipe is 1-part oats, 1 part milk, this ratio will vary as ingredients are added to this recipe. For example, fresh berries may add liquid to the basic mixture while nuts and seeds may absorb liquid. The milk portion of this recipe can be replaced with any type of milk substitute…soy, almond, rice and oat milk all work beautifully. If this one part to one-part ratio does not produce the consistency you prefer just add or reduce either ingredient to suite your liking. This very basic recipe is an excellent platform for any type of flavor profile you’d like to create. Things like fresh, dried or canned fruits, seeds, sprouts, spice, yogurt, grains, nuts, honey and agave all work as ingredients either mixed into the milk and oats or as toppings. You will need some type of air tight food container and refrigeration. The recipe shared below is a vegan option.
1 ripe banana
2 tbs chia seed
¼ Tsp cinnamon
½ cup rolled or old-fashioned oats
¾ soy milk
¼ tsp vanilla
1. In a small bowl mash banana until smooth. Fold in chia and cinnamon.
2. Stir in oats and soy milk.
3. Cover and refrigerate over night or at least 2 hours.
In the morning stir the mixture and add any toppings you might have available.