Here is a seasonal twist on what is now almost a classic breakfast option, at least in the Instagram world. Overnight oatmeal is quick to assemble recipe that soaks overnight in your refrigerator ready to be eaten the next morning. I was selected to be a featured food blogger for the Dane County Farmers Market this summer. September was my assigned month, we were able to rank which month we wanted after we were selected. I went for September, a perfect time for me after the summer rush and just before fall is upon us. I pined for a cool crisp fall day since the heat of summer was another reason the summer months were not my first choice. As you all probably know, we experienced a 5 day run of the hottest temperatures of the year and right in the middle of it was my assigned day for the market. I braved the 80 degree temps at 9 am in the morning and enjoyed every minute of my market experience from talking with vendors to taking pictures.
It was a bit of challenge to come up with an appropriate recipe for this weird weather. My goal was to offer something simple to make, with flavors of fall that included items that can be purchased at the market. Since I was going to be posting the recipe on the Farmers' Market Instagram account, I wanted it to be simple. This overnight oatmeal recipe met all the criteria. I doubled the batch and had two breakfasts ready to grab on the way out to the door to work. I developed this recipe with measurements that can easily be multiplied to make a larger batch in a bowl with a cover.
Maple Overnight Oatmeal
by Inspired by the Seasons
- 1/4 c rolled oats
- 2 T millk
- 1/2 c vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 T maple syrup
Into a lidded jar with a 1 cup capacity add oats, milk, yogurt and maple syrup. Stir together add the lid and refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of 6 hours. Add chopped apples and a drizzle of syrup and serve.