Maple Overnight Oats! With only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time and you will have this easy to make Maple Overnight Oats recipe ready for breakfast in the morning!
Maple Overnight Oats Recipe
I am on the hunt for things that are super easy right now. Cooking dinner at night is still something I love and continue to do. However having someone in the kitchen 3 times a day, having 3 meals worth the dishes each day is getting to be a bit much. I also have to say that I have never run my dishwasher 3 times a day like I am now and it is starting to bug me a bit. Is 3 times a day normal for everyone or is it just our house?
I am going back to all the things I used to make when the kids were in public school and I needed easy meals with little clean up to get us out the door on time. We have been making overnight oats for years and they are now back in action in our house.
Overnight Oats are seriously the easiest breakfast recipe ever! All you have to do is put the ingredients into a mason jar or air tight container, put them in the fridge over night and when you wake up in the morning breakfast is done.
Seriously guys it takes 5 minutes to prep them and only 4 ingredients! Super, Super Easy!
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What are overnight oats?
If you have never had overnight oats you are in for a treat! Overnight oats are a quick and easy breakfast that is made by soaking rolled oats over night in a liquid. Depending on the recipe some overnight oats recipes use yogurt, others use milk and I have seen some that use water.
Personally we like using yogurt and milk when making overnight oats. I find that they oats keep their texture better and I don’t end up with some slimy smushy something in my jar in the morning.
I also like using yogurt because it gives more nutritional value to the oats and it gives amazing flavor too!
Which Oats are best for overnight oats?
The best oats to use are Old-Fashioned rolled oats. You can use quick oats but they will end up being softer then if you used rolled oats. I do not suggest using steel cut oats, they need more liquid then the others and a longer time in the fridge to get the softness you want your oats to have.
How Long do Overnight Oats last?
I have found that overnight oats are good for 2-3 days after I have made them. Any longer then that and they get a different texture that I am not a fan of.
How to heat overnight oats
Personally I like to eat my overnight oats right out of the fridge, cold. My kids prefer to heat theirs up. If you are wanting to heat up overnight oats just heat them in the microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute. If you do not have a lot of extra room in your container put the overnight oats into a different container to heat up because they will boil a little bit when you are cooking them in the microwave.
Maple Syrup Overnight Oats Ingredients
- rolled oats
- vanilla yogurt
- maple syrup
How to Make Maple Overnight oats
Dump all of your overnight oats ingredients into a mason jar or container you can put a lid on.
Stir and/or shake the ingredients to make sure the rolled oats are covered by the liquid.
Put them in the fridge for 8-10 hours, open the lid and enjoy!
Love oats? Try these!
- Blueberry Overnight Oats
- Gingerbread oatmeal
- Pecan Pie Oatmeal
- Apple pie oatmeal
- Peach overnight Oats
Maple Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup milk
- 5 ounces vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup real maple syrup
- Get a mason jar or a container that you can put a lid on that will be able to be shut and air tight.
- Put in the oats, then the milk, maple syrup and yogurt.
- Shake well if using a mason jar or stir well if using a container. Be sure that all of the oats are covered by the liquid.
- Put the lid on and then put the overnight oats in the fridge for 8-10 hours. For me that is putting them in at night before I go to bed and leaving them there until morning.
- Serve as desired, cold or hot.