Easy Overnight Oats {Recipe + Toppings!}

There is a certain beauty in discovering a shortcut that is both convenient and just as good — if not better — than the real thing.

Steel-cut oats normally require a good ten to twenty minutes of stovetop simmering to render them creamy and soft. This is worth the effort for a fantastic bowl of oatmeal, but let’s be real here: not many of us have that kind of time in the morning.

Overnight oats, on the other hand, only require you to mix the oats with water and let them hang out together in the fridge overnight. A minute or two in the microwave the next morning, and you’re good to go. For a not-at-all-morning person such as myself, this is game-changing.

Discovering the Best Overnight Oats Ever

I never would have tried overnight oats if I hadn’t stopped for breakfast at the Brick Oven Bakery in Northfield,

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