Applesauce Overnight Oatmeal
I am thrilled to introduce Lauren, a.k.a. The Oatmeal Artist. Her blog is devoted to healthy and delicious oatmeal recipes.
Overnight oats are the trifecta of breakfast recipes:
1) They’re one of the cheapest recipes imaginable;
2) They literally make themselves in the fridge overnight;
3) They can be prepared/flavored in so many different ways. Here’s one recipe to get you started.
Meet Lauren, The Oatmeal Artist
Hey, everyone! My name is Lauren, and you and I already have at least one thing in common: we like cooking on the cheap. For me, this means starting my day with a bowl of porridge.
Readers of my blog, The Oatmeal Artist, never stop raving about their obsession with oatmeal. I, of course, understand this addiction; I’ve eaten oatmeal for breakfast religiously for the past two years.
About The Recipe: Overnight Oatmeal
Luckily, most mornings I get to enjoy my oatmeal as usual. In fact, even during the school year, when my alarm goes off at 5:30 and I have to be at school and ready to educate by 7, I still manage to have my morning oats.
How did I do it?
Overnight oatmeal is a magical creation. It literally prepares itself.
You throw the ingredients in a mason jar (or any sealable container), mix them up, and the oats absorb the liquids overnight, making them soft and pudding-like. No cooking necessary!
You can eat them cold, but I throw mine in the microwave for a minute and a half because I like the comfort of hot porridge.
This recipe easy and thrifty. There’s room for personalizing it because you can use homemade applesauce, like I did. If you’re thinking that applesauce is too much work to make from scratch, guess what? I made mine in less than 10 minutes using the microwave. And yeah, it’s just as good if not better than any applesauce I’ve ever had. If you opt for a plain store-bought applesauce, make sure you add some cinnamon (or apple pie spices) to give it some more life.
More Apple/Oatmeal Recipes:
- Apple oatcakes (just $1 for two servings!)
- Simple baked oatmeal (just $.46 per serving!)
- Baked oatmeal cups
- Crock Pot apple oatmeal
- How to make steel cut oats in the slow cooker
- Apple-cinnamon in-a-mug cake
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- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup milk of choice (soy, almond, dairy, etc.)
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or apple pie spice (optional, depending on applesauce)
- Pinch of salt
- Combine all ingredients in a sealable container (like a mason jar).
- Stir the mixture, OR seal it tightly and shake vigorously until everything is thoroughly combined.
- Place in the fridge overnight (or several hours). In the morning, eat cold or warm up for 1-2 minutes in the microwave.