Dry ingredients - batched
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup rolled oats Quick oats are OK too. You can even explore other bases: rolled flakes of wheat, rye, or barley also soften overnight. Steel-cut oats will probably not soften enough however.
- 1/2 to 2 Tbsp chia seeds If you like the taste of ground flax seeds, you can use them instead, but probably no more than 1 Tbsp.
- 1 to 3 Tbsp nuts (chopped) or seeds Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, the choice is yours!
- 1 to 2 Tbsp dried fruit Raising, goji berries, blueberries, even dried mango works!
- 1 to 2 tsp dry sweetener (optional) It's better to add a whole date to your home-made plant milk (see below), but in a pinch brown sugar or erythritol will work.
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon Adventurous oat lovers may also want to try adding a little turmeric and dry ginger. Start with 1/4 tsp of both, in addition to cinnamon, and go from there.
- small pinch salt
Wet ingredients - added to each portion 8-48 hours before serving
- 3/4 cup plant milk Blend your own, using 1/4 cup cup nuts, seeds, cooked rice or oats per cup of water, plus 1/2 pitted date per cup. No need to strain the milk to use in your overnight oats, you won't notice or mind the difference.