Super-simple and super-delicious! There are so many ways to make overnight oats. Here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy it.
For the compote: Place the strawberries, orange juice, and sugar or sweetener into a small pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat immediately and let cook for two more minutes. Add the dissolved cornstarch and mix well. Cook for two more minutes and then remove from heat. Let cool, stirring occasionally.
Place the oats and your choice of milk into a container or glass jar. Stir in salt, sugar, and cinnamon, then add a few tablespoons of orange-strawberry compote and mix well. Place the jar in the fridge for at least eight hours.
When ready to eat, top with hazelnut or almond butter and some coconut chips, or any other toppings of your choice.
Add one tablespoon chia seeds to the oats for a healthy boost. Premade overnight oats with chia seed will stay good in the fridge for up to a week.
I tried this recipe with three different types of oats to see which would work best: quick-cooking oats, old-fashioned rolled oats, and quick-cooking steel-cut oats (smaller than regular steel-cut oats). Quick-cooking oats yielded the smoothest result, the old-fashioned oats were the chewiest, and the quick-cooking steel-cut oats were chewy but with smaller pieces. I also tried different types of milk. including coconut, almond, soy, and cow’s milk. I personally liked plain old cow’s milk the best, but you’ll have to try it for yourself to see which is your favorite.
Sweeten the oats with some honey and add some apple pie spice. Add chopped apples and almond butter when ready to eat. Alternatively, sweeten the oats with maple syrup. Add chopped bananas and toasted walnuts when ready to eat.
Food and Prop Styling by Renee Muller
Photography by Moshe Wulliger