Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight Oatmeal   (no cooking required)

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1 cup organic oats (no quick cooking oats,  the real thing)

1 cup Milk (enough to cover the oats completely)

1-2 Tablespoons Agave nectar or maple syrup (to taste)

1 tsp – 1 Tablespoon of Goat butter (optional) melt and pour over top if you are making warm oats

This is so easy and I have made this for years for little ones. I just decided to make it one day, I didn’t want to cook it because I didn’t want to lose the nutrients, and it went over really great. I hope your family will enjoy this for years to come.

Take organic oatmeal (again, no quick oats), place it in a bowl, cover with raw goat’s milk (or milk of your choice… nut milks etc), add agave nectar or maple syrup, cover and put it in the fridge for the next morning. You may heat it or serve it as a cold cereal. We enjoy it cold. If you need or like a little more milk just add that right before you serve the oats. If for any reason you have added too much milk, just pour the additional milk off of the top before you serve the cereal.

By not heating the cereal or cooking the oats you retain the RAW as well as the nutrients in the milk as well as the oats.

Tips: If you want green oatmeal just add a teaspoon of your favorite greens into the oats and mix really good right before you serve.

Butter: Certainly optional and it is only good if you are serving it warm. For the dairy free version use nut milk and omit the butter completely. The kids love this cereal cold and request it a lot! You cannot get easier than this and you can feel confident that they are getting all of the nutrients in this raw cereal too.

Quick version: You may prepare this and place it in the fridge and it will be ready in a few hours. It will take several hours for the oats to soak up the milk and give it that (the kids call it soggy) texture (adults will call it cooked texture) if you serve it too soon it will be too chewy. Just for the record a dad told me that he has never liked oatmeal but he really likes my version because it is moist and still a little chewy and the cooked version to him; according to his childhood memories, is soggy and gummy. I didn’t want the kids “soggy” description to make you feel it is a soggy cereal because it is not. It really makes the perfect texture. I do prefer the overnight version because it has the perfect consistency, but I have had the request first thing in the morning when it was not on our menu for the day so I improvised and promised it for an afternoon snack.