f you’re looking for a quick, make-ahead breakfast, you will love overnight oats! We show you how to make them, including 5 delicious ways to flavor them.

Note: you may also be interested in our instant DIY oatmeal packets recipe. And check out these 9 benefits of oatmeal.

Simpler Than Steel Cut Oats

I honestly wasn’t too quick to jump on the overnight oats train because I really, really like cooked, steel cut oats.

The texture is perfect, and they’re my go-to morning wake-me-up.

However, some mornings, you just don’t have time to simmer steel cut oats, and while the texture of overnight oats is definitely different than cooked steel cut, or even cooked rolled oats.

The way these jars make breakfast (or snacks) super easy, makes them so worth changing up my steel cut oats devotion.

How To Make Overnight Oats

Simply put, overnight oats are made by soaking old-fashioned, rolled oats in a liquid overnight with some additional thickening agents.

Milk (dairy or non-dairy) is the most traditional liquid to use.

Some people like to add yogurt in addition, or in place of the milk for a bit of a thicker bowl of oats with a little tang. (And don’t forget the added probiotics and protein!)

Discover the 5 entire recipes on DIYNatural.com.

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