Overnight Oats – 9 Easy and Healthy Recipes

Overnight Oats – 9 Easy and Healthy Recipes

2022-01-06
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Overnight oats are the perfect healthy breakfast for those who have don’t have time to cook in the morning. You place all the ingredients in a jar/bowl, mix it, store in the fridge overnight and enjoy it in the next morning. The beauty of this dish is that you can add any flavors that you like and it’s never get boring.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
1
PREP TIME
5 Minutes
WORK TIME
5 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
American
INGREDIENTS

    Blueberry overnight oats:

    • 1/2 cup (45g) Rolled oats
    • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
    • 1/2 cup (45g) blueberries
    • Pinch salt
    • 1/4 cup (70g) Greek yogurt
    • 1-2 teaspoons Maple syrup
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) Almond milk or any milk of your choice
    • slivered almonds and blueberries for topping

    Chocolate & banana overnight oats:

    • 1/2 cup (45g) Rolled oats
    • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
    • 1 tablespoon Cocoa powder
    • Pinch salt
    • 1/4 cup (70g) Greek yogurt
    • 1-2 teaspoons Maple syrup, optional
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) Almond milk or any milk of your choice
    • 1/2 Banana
    • Chocolate shavings and banana slices for topping

    Apple pie overnight oats:

    • 1/2 cup (45g) Rolled oats
    • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
    • Pinch salt
    • 1/4 cup (70g) Greek yogurt
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) Almond milk or any milk of your choice
    • 1/2 Apple, grated
    • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
    • 1-2 teaspoons Honey/maple syrup, optional
    • Walnuts 

    Pina colada overnight oats

    • 1/2 cup (45g) Rolled oats
    • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
    • 2oz (60g) Pineapple
    • Pinch salt
    • 1/4 cup (70g) Greek yogurt
    • 1-2 teaspoons Honey/Maple syrup *optional
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) Coconut milk or any milk of your choice
    • 1 tablespoon Desiccated coconut
    • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
    • Pineapple chunks and desiccated coconut for topping

    Peanut butter & jelly overnight oats:

    • 1/2 cup (45g) Rolled oats
    • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
    • Pinch salt
    • 1/4 cup (70g) Greek yogurt
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) Almond milk or any milk of your choice
    • 2 tablespoons Natural peanut butter
    • 2 tablespoons Fruit jam of your choice
    • Crushed peanuts and natural peanut butter for topping

    Strawberry overnight oats

    • 1/2 cup (45g) Rolled oats
    • 1 tablespoon Ground flaxseeds
    • 1 tablespoon Cashew butter
    • 50g (3 pieces) strawberries, fresh or frozen (cut into cubes)
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) Oat milk or any other milk of your choice
    • Salt pinch
    • 1-2 teaspoons Maple syrup/Agave syrup  

    For topping:

    • Strawberries
    • Cashew butter

    Banana bread overnight oats

    • 1/2 cup (45g) rolled oats
    • 1-2 tablespoons Pecans/Walnuts, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon Sunflower seeds
    • 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
    • 1 Banana, mashed
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) Hazelnut milk or any other milk of your choice
    • 1-2 teaspoons Maple syrup/Agave syrup
    • Pinch Salt

    For topping:

    • Banana slices
    • Pecans/Walnuts

    Coffee overnight oats:

    • 1/2 cup (45g) Rolled oats
    • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) Almond milk or any other milk of your choice
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) Coffee
    • 1 tablespoon Maple syrup/Agave syrup
    • 1 tablespoon Almond butter
    • Pinch Salt

    For topping:

    • Almonds
    • Almond butter

    Tahini overnight oats

    • 1/2 cup (45g) rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) Hazelnut milk or any other milk of your choice
    • 1 tablespoon Maple syrup/Agave syrup
    • 1 tablespoon Tahini paste
    • 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds

    For topping:

    • Cashews
    • Sesame seeds
    • Nut butter
DIRECTIONS

  1. Place all ingredients into a large glass container/bowl and mix until combined.
  2. Transfer to a jar or a glass. Place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Top with fresh fruits/nuts/seeds and serve.

Frequently asked questions:

WHAT ARE OVERNIGHT OATS?

Overnight oats are basically a “no-cook oatmeal porridge”. Overnight oats are a quick and easy method of making breakfast ahead of time. Instead of cooking oatmeal on the stovetop, you soak the raw oats with milk of your choice. That soaking process allows the oats to absorb the liquids and soften them enough to eat uncooked.

WHAT MILK CAN WE USE TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATS?

To make overnight oats you basically can use any dairy-free milk, cow’s milk or any liquid. Popular choices: Almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, hazelnut milk, soy milk, hemp milk and more.

HOW TO MAKE BASIC OVERNIGHT OATS?

To make basic overnight oats you need only 2 ingredients: rolls oats and liquids (1:1 ratio), then you can add seeds, nuts, nut butter, fruits, yogurt and more.

CAN WE USE INSTANT/QUICK OATS TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATS?

Old-fashioned rolled oats are the best when it comes to making overnight oats, they will give, creamy and chewy texture. If you using quick oats or instant oats, they will end up too soft and texture will be to ruddy. My suggestion: use only rolled oats.

HOW LONG CAN WE STORE OVERNIGHT OATS?

Overnight oats can be stored in the fridge, for up to 4-5 days.

DO YOU EAT OVERNIGHT OATS HOT OR COLD?

Overnight oats can be eaten hot or cold. I usually just take them out of the fridge and eat them right away. To heat overnight oats, microwave for 45-60 seconds, or transfer to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until warmed through.

WHAT SWEETENERS CAN WE USE TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATS?

In most of my recipes I use maple syrup or agave syrup, because they are the most accessible. But, you can use any sweetener that you like, such as: Honey, stevia, date syrup, sugar or even dates. You can add more or less of the sweetener to control the sweetness.

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