Step 1: Pour in your favorite milk to cover the oats. Wait until the bubbles stop and then pour in a little more to make sure they're all covered – about 2⁄3 of a cup should do it. You can’t go wrong: soy milk, nutmilk (we’re especially keen on almond and macadamia nut), and even good ol’ dairy milk all work.

Step 2: Stir or put the lid on and give it a shake and let it soak overnight in the fridge. The next morning, you’re good to go. We think it’s best enjoyed cold, but there are no rules. Add granola, yogurt, kefir, fresh fruit...

Step 3: Okay, there’s one rule: You should let it soak overnight.* Really. We know it's hard to be patient but if you eat it right away, the fruits won’t have a chance to plump up and the oats will be hard to eat. Trust us.

Step 4: Enjoy!

* Oops, you forgot. No problem. Pour in a bowl, add milk, microwave for 2–3 minutes, and enjoy right away. You might even prefer it that way. As they say, some like it hot.