My husband leaves for work early and he likes to sneak out of the house without making a lot of noise. However, our house is super tiny and if he makes a lot of noise, all the kids wake up. So, inspired by Melody’s recipe for Overnight No-Cook Steel Cut Oats, we came up with this version that he can take with him and eat at work. The recipe below is our favorite but you can pretty much add and subtract anything but the first three ingredients depending on what you like or what you have in the kitchen.
This is the easy part! Combine all the ingredients, stir and put in the fridge. The next morning your oats are ready to eat. We eat them cold but you could warm them up as well. I make these on Sunday night for the entire week and they keep well through Friday.
We pretty much use whatever we have in the pantry to make these, but like I mentioned, the above recipe is our favorite. Some of the things you can add or sub with are:
- Raw Cocoa Powder (I love having a reason to use this superfood!)
- Honey/Raw Honey
- Fresh or Frozen Fruit
- Brown Sugar or Sucanat
- Soy milk/Almond Milk/Cow Milk (instead of coconut milk)
- Soy Yogurt/Almond Yogurt (instead of regular yogurt)
- Old-Fashioned Oats (instead of steel cut oats)
Where I Buy Ingredients:
I typically buy these ingredients and have them in my pantry all the time. I find the best prices at the stores listed below but they should have the ingredients at most places you shop. You can’t beat the price on coconut milk at Trader Joe’s and the price on steel cut oats at Costco (when they are in stock) is amazing. Shredded coconut often goes on sale at Amazon or Tropical Traditions and my favorite place to pick up organic raw honey is from Tropical Traditions.
If you’re looking for more make-ahead, convenient and easy breakfast ideas, check out our Make-Ahead Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Kits, our Overnight No-Cook Steel Cut Oats or our Ham & Vegetable Frittata Muffins.
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