The days are getting longer and warmer, and the same foods that comforted us through the winter months are now in need of a spring refresh! These overnight oats can be prepared in minutes in the evening and are ready straight from the fridge in the morning! Best of all, they require no cooking! As the oats sit overnight they will soak up liquid and "cook" in the refrigerator while you sleep.
Oats provide beneficial soluble fiber, which helps lower "bad" LDL cholesterol levels, and the whole grains keep you fueled and satisfied throughout the morning. You can tailor this recipe to suit your tastes, adding the fruit, spices, and toppings that sound best to you.
The addition of chia seeds or flax seeds to this porridge adds additional fiber along with healthy, anti-inflammatory fats. Either seed will also thicken the mixture slightly. If you don't have these in your kitchen, you can leave them out and reduce your liquid slightly for a thicker porridge.