What are overnight oats ? Overnight oats is when you soak oatmeal in liquid such as milk, making it no-cook oatmeal. Instead of having to cook your oats, you can actually eat them raw by soaking them in milk or water for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Here are some health benefits of overnight oats:
100% Whole grains: oatmeal is a whole grain and a nutritious way to start your morning.
Fiber-packed: per serving, oatmeal has 4g fiber.
On-the-go breakfast: prep your overnight oats in a jar or meal-prep container and take it with you.
Meal prep: double or triple a batch of overnight oatmeal and you’ll have breakfast ready all week long.
Lower in sugar: Our healthy overnight oats recipes are made with all-natural sweeteners and fruit.
The base is pretty much the same for making overnight oats that you can note down and use every time. It's the toppings that you can switch up and have fun with, depending on what's available to you!
1 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt (or any other plain yogurt of choice)
1 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract *optional
1–2 tablespoon sweetener of choice (honey or maple syrup)
Place all ingredients into a large glass container and mix until combined.
Cover and place into the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Eat with your favorite toppings including nut butter and banana.
Chopped nuts: walnuts, almonds, pecans