In true runner fashion, I love a good oatmeal. And as a breastfeeding runner, the oats are a good food to promote lactation—fun fact. But whenever I saw an “overnight oats” recipe, I thought it was too involved and too hard. Full disclosure: I never actually read the recipe. I’d see “overnight oats” and keep flipping or scrolling. Until a friend of mine sent me her favorite recipe and told me how easy it was.
In this new-mom-runner game I like easy; I like convenient; I like recipes that can be doubled or tripled. I tried it, and now I’m hooked.
I’ve modified my friend’s recipe slightly and encourage you to do the same, with whatever mix-ins you like. I usually make a double batch on Sunday, and it lasts me through most of the week for a quick breakfast.
1 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 cups milk (I use soy because the little man may be sensitive to dairy in my diet)
Cinnamon (Just shake in what you think is appropriate)
Ground ginger (ditto, but remember: It has a kick!)
1 Tbsp. ground flax seed
Berries (Frozen also works, but the oats will be a little soupier because of the thaw)
Drizzle maple syrup
Mix together. Cover. Refrigerate overnight. Microwave 45-60 seconds. Voila!