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Overnight Oats FAQs

How do you make overnight oats?
Overnight oats are super easy to make, especially with Anchor Oats overnight oats prepared mixes. If you want to learn more about preparing overnight oats, check out the blog post on the topic

Do you have to eat them cold?
Nope. While they are typically eaten cold, you can warm them up if you prefer. 

How long can you keep prepared overnight oats?
You can keep prepared (liquid added) overnight oats for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. The oats will get softer and the flavors more intense. It is normal to have a bit of separation, just give it a stir and you're good to go. 

Can I add other ingredients to Anchor Oats overnight oats?
Of course. Our mixes are designed to be a super easy way to make overnight oats, but we can't include everything in that little package. Feel free to add fresh fruit, nuts, nut butters, honey, maple syrup, agave, or yogurt as you are preparing or when you're enjoying them. 

What liquid can I use to mix overnight oats?
Any type of milk or milk substitute is perfect. You can also use water if you don't have any milk handy. 

While sweetened and flavored almond, soy, and other alternative milks sometimes get a bad rap for their sugar content, I do often use original almond milk when prepping my overnight oats. It adds a light sweetness without having to use another ingredient like honey. But, feel free to use whatever you prefer. 

How long do overnight oats take to make? 
Mixing together Anchor Oats overnight oats and milk takes less than 5 minutes. If you're planning for the week, you can portion out the dry mix into jars and add the liquid each evening for the next day. Super quick. Or you can mix a full 5 serving bag in a big container and portion it out each day of the week.  

Do I have to soak them overnight? 
The oats need sufficient time to soften and flavors need some time to join together to make that perfect union, but there's no set standard. I recommend at least 4 hours, but you could let them soak for as little as 2 hours if you're in a rush (or forgot to prep them the night before). 

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