Overnight Oatmeal

IMG_3654One of my favorite and “go to” breakfast dishes is this “no cook” over night oatmeal. I like it so much better than cooked oatmeal. It’s healthy, and loaded with lots of good for you ingredients. I always like to start my day off with a healthy “power food” and this definitely fits the bill! I use steel cut oats and like my oatmeal “milkier” rather than thick, but you can use any type of oats you like and make it any consistency that floats your boat. Benefits of this dish are.… it’s so easy and it keeps you full for hours! As far as the toppings go, anything goes… so top it with whatever ingredients you like. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Overnight Oatmeal

5 1/4 c. hearty oats (steel cut or old fashioned, don’t use quick oats)

2- 14 oz. cans coconut mik (I like use light coconut milk)

2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Combine all the ingredients and store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator overnight. (It will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week) In the morning, you will find that the oats will have absorbed most of the liquid, but that’s ok because the oats will have the right amount of texture and bite. Scoop out the desired amount into a bowl, and add any kind of milk (dairy, nut or coconut milk from a carton) until you get the consistency you want. Stir well.

Here is where you customize it to your taste. Below are some ideas for you, but the possibilities are limitless!

PB2 powder- mix this in when you add the milk (after it sat overnight)

A nice dollop of any kind of nut butter

Cocoa Nibs (my favorite)

Fruit (Fresh persimmons are my absolute favorite on these oats. I just wish they were in season year round! Dried fruit works well too. My hubby loves dried figs in his bowl)

Greek yogurt

Coconut flakes

Nuts

Honey or agave nectar

A dollop of jam

A hearty and healthy breakfast never looked and tasted so good!

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Tammy

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Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. Here on Pink Peppermint Design, she aims to share creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events, as well as her life, with thousands of readers every month. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.
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