Saturday, January 22, 2011

Overnight Oats

Being a lover of all things oatmeal, I am surprised that I haven't tried overnight oats yet! What are overnight oats? Well...they are basically all of your oatmeal ingredients (minus the toppings) mixed in a bowl and set in the fridge over night.

I mixed 1/3 cup oats with 3/4 cup almond milk, 1 tsp flax seeds, 1 mashed banana, and vanilla extract. These overnight oats look exactly like traditional hot oatmeal...

The verdict: I wasn't a huge fan. It was really weird to eat cold oatmeal when I normally have it hot. Also, I rarely taste vanilla extract in hot oats but it was totally overpowering in the cold version! Also, my pb didn't mix well. I'll definitely try this again, but I'll probably mix in yogurt (which is what I've seen others do) and maybe add a crunchy topping (granola?).

Have any of you tried overnight oats?

On another note, we had a fantastic mini-getaway at our friends' house yesterday! It was just what I needed to recharge my batteries for the week. We saw the movie The Fighter...amazing!! Such a great cast and great acting. Definitely see it if you haven't already! We had this AMAZING french toast this morning. Half and half, butter, and loads of maple syrup...Alton Brown is a genius. Here is a link to the recipe. We added some vanilla extract and cinnamon to the batter :)

I'm off to finish up a little work and then hit the hay!

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