Oatmeal has to be one of my all time favorite foods. Â It’s chock full of fiber and the toppings you can put on it feel endless. Â Since school ended for the boys, the morning routine has slowed down to totalÂ chaosÂ laziness and it’s bliss. Â Except for when my Mary Poppins voice turns to batman about 10 minutes after everyone’s awake and the first fight ensues… other than that, total bliss. Â And in my pursuit of lazy summer mornings, I’ve brought back the delight of overnight oatmeal. Â It makes the morning so stinking easy when you can pop it out of the fridge, drop a handful of fresh berries in, stir and eat!
Trust me and try it:Â
Overnight oatsÂ are justÂ oats soaked overnight that absorb the liquid you put them in â€“ any kind of liquid you like!Â The most common mixture is equal parts raw rolled oats, milk and yogurt (I like 1/3 or 1/2 cup of each).Â You can use any kind of yogurt or milk. Put in the fridge overnight (uncoverd or covered, your choice) and let â€™em soak up the liquids. Â Thatâ€™s the base, and toppings are endless. Add the toppings the night before or the next morning â€“ either way works. Just donâ€™t put anything in you donâ€™t mind getting soggy!