What exactly are “overnight oats?” Just what they sound like. Oats. That are made overnight. While you sleep! So if you’re not a morning person, or you’re just a plan ahead kind of person – stick around. This post is made just. for. you.
Overnight oats are pretty much the easiest thing to make there is. I used to hear people talk about overnight oats and think that it meant there would be some sort of something I had to do with in the night. Well, that’s partially true. At night you do have to put a bunch of stuff in a jar. But then you know what? You put a cover on the jar and put it in the refrigerator. When you wake up, you open the fridge and eat. So easy right?
I like to play around with different types of overnight oats by adding different items to the mix. If you’re a purist – oats and almond (or any milk) all by itself will still be hearty and delicious. I like to go with various additions, like raspberry and banana or blueberries and almonds. This time around, with the weather still not entirely spring-like, I went for a maple pecan version. Because, well why not?
This might be one of my favorite overnight oat recipes I’ve made so far. I toy around a lot with them, and not all of them make their way onto the blog. But this one reminded me of a more traditional breakfast cereal, which I generally don’t buy. The pecans added a great crunch and texture along with their slightly sweet nutty flavor. The maple syrup adds even more sweetness and depth. With the added cinnamon and dash of nutmeg, it’s like a cereal pie party in your mouth. I even got surprised a few times when I stumbled upon a pecan that had been in a bag with some chocolate chips that had melted… I guess I never know what’s in my pantry! If you have five minutes tonight, definitely give this one a try.
Maple Pecan Overnight Oats
What You’ll Need:
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- dash cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
What You’ll Do:
- Put all the ingredients in a mason jar or other sealable container.
- Put it in the refrigerator. Go to bed.
- Get up and eat. So easy, right? Enjoy!
This sounds and looks delicious. We will definitely try it
Yummmm. I’ve only made overnight oats once… will have to give this recipe a try.
Great! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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I am going to try this one
Amazing! It looks really amazing!
I tried making overnight oats with yogurt and I did not really enjoy it. I think I’m going to try yours though. Maybe just simple almond milk will make the difference!
Yogurt might be too thick? Give this one a try and let me know what you think!
I made your delicious easy recipe & loved it! In the morning, I added a sliced banana,…Very lovely too! 🙂