Overnight Oats: The 8-Hour Time Saving Breakfast

During college, I woke up two hours early to cook egg whites and turkey bacon on the electric stove in my dorm room. I had to cook it at a low heat for an extended period of time just so the eggs wouldn’t stick to a non-stick pan.

This was long before I discovered overnight oats. I heard of them during college from some classmates who were into fitness, but I was always averse to the idea due to my childhood fear of instant oatmeal.

While perusing the cereal aisle if the supermarket, I discovered Quaker Oats™ makes a product called “overnight oats.” This reminded me of how my college friends would make them, so I decided to try them out.

It’s rather simple. You pour milk into the cup and let it sit overnight. I poured the mixture into mason jars, which I believe makes it taste better. The instructions say to let it sit for at least 8 hours, but I always let mine sit for 12 or more.

To make your own, pour your desired amount of steel-cut oats in a glass jar, even;y coat with milk, then add any other ingredients such as cacao nibs, chia seeds, or yogurt.

The oats don’t become soft when they are left to sit for 12 hours or fewer. It’s more like a better version of cereal, but it’s great. You get multiple servings of carbs, fiber, etc. This is a quick and easy way to start your day! The preparation takes five minutes the night before.

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