I am addicted to oats. They are versatile, affordable and healthy. We eat them as granola, bake them into breads to add texture, make muesli in the summer, hot oatmeal in the winter, and overnight night oats whenever life gets a bit busy and our days are full of grab and go mornings.
This is my favorite recipe for overnight oats in the fall and winter. It’s fast and easy. I make one jar each for my husband and me, and one jar to divide for the kids. They get to watch Odd Squad in the morning and I get to keep my sanity.
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Overnight oats should be served cold right out of the refrigerator.
|Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats |
Summer Miller, www.scaldedmilk.com
1 pint ball jar
1/2 C. Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 C. Milk
1/4 C. plain yogurt
1/4 C. apple sauce
1/2 Apple, red, diced
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. maple syrup
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg or freshly grated
pinch ground cloves
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds (optional)
Put everything in the jar. Mix it. Put a lid on it and pop it in the fridge for at least six hours and up to 24 hours. The color is bland, so if you are serving it to children, scoop it into a bowl, sprinkle some toasted almonds on top and dust it with cinnamon. If you have a few minutes, add a few additional bits of diced apple.