If you've been on Pinterest for more than five minutes (and we all know I have), you have undoubtedly seen at least 100 pins for overnight oatmeal. I've always loved oatmeal. I don't really love the super sweet instant oatmeal packets, but the regular oatmeal is a bit of a time commitment to make in the morning. Still, it seems like everyone sings the health benefits of oatmeal, so I try to eat it at least a few times a week. I was intrigued by this "overnight oatmeal" that everyone was buzzing about on Pinterest. I scoured a few blogs with different versions. Some versions people complained were too chewy or made them nauseous. Um, no thanks. Then I found this one recipe from a blogger who claimed that she made many versions, and this was the best. I liked all of the ingredients, so I figured I'd give it a try.
Oh My. It is so good. Every night now, I make the three minute investment in this oatmeal, and come morning, I am really happy I did. No cooking required! I love that this overnight oatmeal is not too soggy and not too chewy. The texture is perfect. Also, it's only slightly sweet, which I love. Finally, the fruit stays firm, and the coconut adds a little crunch. If you haven't tried overnight oatmeal, I highly recommend this recipe! I'm still enjoying it, but I may play around with some variations in the future. The sky is the limit - you could add any milk, fruit, nut, or add-in you want! Most people on Pinterest make their overnight oatmeal in cute-sy little Mason jars and sometimes they put little bows on them. I mean, really? Sorry, I don't have those. I just have Ziplock plastic containers. It tastes just as good. Keepin' it real.
Mango-Coconut Overnight Oatmeal
In a resealable container, mix:
3/4 cup rolled oats (regular, not quick)
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 T. shredded sweetened coconut
1 t. agave nectar (add more if you like it sweeter)
1 chopped mango (the smaller champagne mangoes are the best)
Seal the container and place it in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, stir and eat! This morning I threw a handful of blueberries on top. Yum!! I wake up looking forward to getting this out of the refrigerator!