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Rise and Shine with Overnight Oats

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, finding a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast can be a challenge. But fear not! Overnight oats, also known as “oats in a jar,” have become a go-to breakfast solution for those who want a wholesome and satisfying start to their day without the morning rush. 

Base Ingredients
Oats: Old-fashioned rolled oats are a popular choice because of their flat and flakey texture. Yet, steel-cut oats add a unique texture and typically take longer to digest, so you’ll feel full for longer. 

Liquid: Milk or an alternative milk (almond, coconut, oat) is perfect for soaking the oats. For a thicker texture, add just enough liquid to cover the top of the oats (preferred way). If you like a smoother finish, add more milk.

Sweeteners & Flavor Enhancers:
This is a healthier option for breakfast, so if you need sweeteners, add agave, honey, or another naturally sweet ingredient. Consider adding vanilla extract, cinnamon, or even cocoa powder to enhance the flavor.

You might find that you don’t need any sweeteners because the fruit adds a lot! Some popular fruits to add are berries (blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries), bananas, and apple chunks if you like some crunch. 

Crunch, Crunch, Crunch!
Granola, nuts, or crunchy peanut butter are great ways to mix up the texture.

The best part? Overnight oats are endlessly customizable! 

Editor’s Recipe
Here’s the editor’s go-to recipe for a tart, sweet, peanut-buttery breakfast. 

Grab your mason jar and add these ingredients in order:
⅓ Cup of Coach’s Oats (Costco sells a big ol’ pack!)
1 Gracious Handful of Raspberries
Coconut Milk: For a thicker texture (preferred), add just enough milk to cover the top.
1 Tbsp of NuttZo (Another Costco Steal!)
1-2 Drizzles of Agave
Optional: For a crunch, add some granola. 

Don’t mix! Place the lid on the jar and stick it in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, stir it all together and enjoy your Raspberry Peanut Butter, Oh-So-Good, Overnight Oats!

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