The milk in this recipe will soften the oats overnight, so the oats become tender and creamy in time for breakfast the next morning. The dried fruit that soaks in this mixture will add sweetness to your meal. In the morning dress up your overnight oats with seeds and nuts to add some crunch to the creamy oats. Use your imagination as to what to add, because anything goes here, so follow your bliss.
Mix oats, dried fruit, seeds, milk and salt in a pint jar or 2-cup airtight resealable container. Seal tightly and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or up to 5 days.
Uncover, stir well, and taste. If you prefer more sweetness, stir in some sweetener. Top with the nuts just before eating.
Tip: The soaked oat mixture will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If a cold oat cereal does not appeal, try popping it in the microwave with the lid off for just a minute or two, to warm it up a bit.