Do you need something you can make ahead and store in the fridge? Do you travel or work outside the home and need to take your food with you? I love to make things ahead and are ready for when I need it. I find a time when I am not too busy or when I am already working in the kitchen and have time to also mix up some extra food. I go with my hubby at least one day a week. He drives a truck without a refrigerator in it so his food goes in an insulated bag. The food he eats needs to be portable and easy to eat. Often he has to eat and drive so it has to be ready to eat and not complicated. Overnight oats are one of those meals that fit all of the above criteria. These are so easy to make and make a perfect breakfast or snack.
This recipe has no special ingredients. You can buy everything except your sweetener at Aldi. The last time I checked, Aldi doesn’t have any on plan sweeteners. Substitute as you need to. This is such a versatile recipe that you can make it fit almost anyone’s tastes. This recipe makes 2 servings. You can double, triple, or quadruple this recipe.
1 Cup of Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
1 1/4 Cups of Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds
1/2 Cup Blueberries
1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla
Sweetener to taste- this time I used Gentle Sweet.
Opt. A few shakes of cinnamon
1.Mix all ingredients, except blueberries, in a small bowl.
2.Carefully stir in blueberries.
3.Divide mixture between 2 pint jars (or other small containers). Store in the fridge until ready to eat.
After mixing all of the ingredients, taste and see if it tastes sweet enough. I used 2 1/2 T of gentle sweet the last time I made this. I have used 2 doonks of stevia, 2 squeezes of pyure liquid sweetener. This is really about your taste. Sometimes the fruit that you add can be sweeter than other times. I have had the sweetest raspberries and blackberries and other times they are so sour. Adjust to your taste or your family’s. Make this to yours by substituting and adding where you want. Blueberries aren’t on sale, add raspberries or diced strawberries.