There are lots of ways to prepare overnight oats, and my favorite (so far) has been this recipe for chocolate oatmeal. Chocolate is a great way to start one's day.
Chocolate Overnight Oats- makes 1-2 servings
1 cup uncooked oatmeal- I have used both quick oats and steel cut oats, and both work fine
1 cup coconut milk- I use So Delicious coconut milk, vanilla. You can use plain milk, but you might need to add some honey or sugar.
1-2 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder- I use Ghirardelli baking cocoa
2-3 Tablespoons flax seed, chia seed- I use this just to vary the texture a bit. Totally optional.
1 mashed banana
* whatever toppings your heart desires. I like using fresh berries, dried coconut, almonds, pine nuts, etc.
In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the toppings until well combined. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 8 hours.
To serve, scoop a hefty serving in a bowl and top with your favorite toppings.