Overnight oats are definitely a topic of debate in any household. You take some oats, some toppings, liquid, sweetener and throw it in a jar for the following morning’s enjoyment.
Wait… did you say the following morning?!
Yes, the following morning.
This cup of oatmeal has to sit in your refrigerator overnight in order to get the best out of its process and ingredients within. So then, is it worth all this meal prep?
If you ask my roommate, a late 20’s, always on-the-go, job on Wall Street, not-savvy-in-the-kitchen type of guy’s guy, he would whole-heartedly say it is just a bunch of expensive ingredients thrown together that strongly resembles something out of a pre-packed, overly processed, instant sir-mix-a-lot sort of thing. “So why not save yourself the hassle and just buy the Quaker Oats?” he would say.
The goal with overnight oats is not to fill you up in that large portioned “American” sort of way, it is to mix together wholesome ingredients that are also slow-burning giving your body energy and nourishment over a long period of time.
Honestly, that peaches and cream packaged oatmeal is enticing and quite tasty, but full of artificial hullabaloo that cannot possibly be good for you. Anything that looks like some sort of nuclear bio-chem sourced powder does not sit well when it comes to clean eating.
But I am digressing…