Overnight Oats - Breakfast Basics

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Harvest Health Foods

Rolled Oats: Rolled Oats work better than instant or quick cook oats because they will hold their shape and the texture will not be simply mush.  About 1/3 Cup.  Organic Rolled Oats from Harvest Health Foods Bulk are a great value!

Optional Add In's:

A dollop of almond butter or peanut butter will add creaminess and some protein.  1-2 Tbsp.

Whole Chia Seeds will add some Omega-3 and add additional fiber punch to your oatmeal.  These absorb liquid, so you may want to add a bit more liquid.  Check out Harvest Health Foods Bulk for your Chia Seeds

Shredded Coconut will add texture and sweetness - 1 Tbsp. should do it. Ok - I'll say it again... check out Harvest Health Foods Bulk for a great value on your Organic Shreds.

Adding Milk: Use your favorite milk or alternative milk.  You may need to adjust the amount depending on the final texture you enjoy.  Start with 1/2 Cup of milk add a bit more if using chia seeds or if you like it softer/smoother.

Spices:  A dash of cinnamon is always a nice touch.

Fruit: To top or not to top.  You can go with the basic recipe and top your oatmeal in the morning with fresh fruit.  You can top with frozen fruit but keep the pieces small or they may add additional water to your oatmeal.  If that happens just mix it in.

Sweeten it up:  Use your own taste here, Honey, Organic brown Sugar, Coconut Sugar or Maple Syrup are always welcome.  But remember you are not making a sugar bomb to start your day.  Use this sparingly considering your other ingredients.

In a bowl mix up your ingredients and store in a small lidded jar.  Store overnight in your fridge.  These will last for 5 days in the fridge. 

Try a few of your favorite combinations.  When you get your texture and amount of liquid to your oatmeal perfection.  Multiply the recipe and make a batch for the whole week.

Now that is breakfast done right and fast.