Soaking the oatmeal mixture overnight cuts down the cook time the morning of—all you have to do is heat it on the stove for a minute or two. Don’t forget to mix the ingredients the night before.

 

Yield: 1 bowl

Soak time: overnight

Prep Time: 3 Minutes

Cook time: 2 Minutes  

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed (the riper/spottier the better)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • For garnish: soaked almonds, pepita seeds, hemp hearts, cinnamon, toasted coconut, nut butter, spices (cinnamon, ginger, allspice), flax, or anything you choose!

 

Directions:

  1. The night before: Grab a medium bowl and mash the banana until smooth. Now stir in the chia, oats, cinnamon, milk, and water until combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. In the morning: Scoop the oat mixture into a medium pot. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat immediately to medium-low, and stir frequently until heated throughout and thickened. At the end of cooking, stir in flax, if using.
  3. Pour oats into bowl. Garnish with your desired toppings. Get cozy!