Sometimes you don’t want to get up early to make breakfast. I used to make oatmeal every morning, which, including washing up and waiting for my porridge to cool, is a 20 minute ordeal. I don’t have time for that. Overnight oats have been all the rage for the last couple years, and for good reason. These cinnamon raisin overnight oats combine some of my favorite flavors that I often use when baking. They take 2 minutes to make the night before, and when I wake up it’s ready to eat. Perfect!
How do you make overnight oats?
The idea is this: combine everything you would normally use to make oatmeal in an airtight container and leave in the fridge overnight. The oats will soak up the liquid, and the flavors will combine, and in the morning you can simply take it out and eat it as is, or you can add more toppings like fresh fruit or nuts. Essentially, it’s cold porridge. It’s just a lot better than it sounds.
How long do overnight oats last in the fridge?
For everything to blend properly, you need to leave the oats in the fridge for at least 5-8 hours, so overnight is ideal. Depending on your ingredients, they can last in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-6 days. These cinnamon raisin overnight oats are good for 5-6 days. Therefore, you can make this recipe on a Sunday, and have breakfasts ready for the whole week. Overnight oats are in other words perfect for meal prep, and makes breakfast incredibly easy.
Cinnamon raisin overnight oats
- 80 g oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp raisins
- 200 g almond milk
- Add the dry ingredients to an airtight container
- Add the milk. Feel free to use your milk of preference. I used almond milk, but oat, soy or cow's milk work as well. Follow measurements, or fill with liquid until the oats are covered.
- Leave in the fridge overnight or for up to 6 days. Serve as is.