I am experimenting with creating overnight oats with Greek yoghurt. However, I was not sure whether to layer the yoghurt on top of the oats with multiple layers of oats and yoghurt, or to mix in the yoghurt with the oats.

I was told by one person to layer the oats and yoghurt, but online tutorials seem to instruct you to mix the oats instead.

Should I layer or mix my yoghurt with the oats?

Are there any benefits of choosing one method over the other?

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The point of overnight oats is to allow the oats time to hydrate slowly at a cool temperature, rather than cooking them in water. So it's best to have them well-mixed with the liquid they'll be absorbing. If you put them in (sufficiently thick) layers, it's likely that some of the oats will be less hydrated than others.

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