But for those of you that don't, or those of you that have read about it, but never tried it, it's time! Try everything once, didn't your mom ever teach you that? :)
(I'll begin this by saying that I have no idea how similar or not overnight oats are to "typical" oatmeal, because I don't eat typical oatmeal. I've never really tried it and it's never really appealed to me. That being said, if you don't like oatmeal, there's a good chance you'll still like this. So again, TRY IT!)
The premise behind overnight oats is that you prepare it the night before, and it sits overnight. (who woulda thought?!) However, this isn't absolutely necessary, just know that the longer it has to sit, the less...hard your oats are. Or the chewier they become. Something like that.
You'll need 3 main ingredients.
You use whatever amount you want, but the same amount of each.
I use 1/3 cup, but feel free to use more or less.
the milk is underneath the oats
I use pumpkin pie spice in mine, but that's just a preference thing. (remember how much I love anything pumpkin?) I also use vanilla yogurt, cause that's the only flavor I like. If you like fruity yogurts (bleh!), I bet that would be delicious, and you could top it with sliced fruit before you eat it.
Stir it up, cover it, and store in the fridge overnight. (or for a few minutes if you're making in the morning)
It'll come out looking a little like this:
I stir maple syrup into mine
I'm one of those people who get into an eating rut, and when I like something I'll eat it over and over again. I'm pretty sure I've eaten this everyday for the last 15 days or so.
Now, go try it!