I am always searching for easy yet healthy breakfast recipes and this overnight oats recipe is a great healthy breakfast that you can prepare in advance and it can last all week. So it makes it a great meal prep idea for Sunday night to prepare for the work week.Jump to Recipe
Below is the video recipe.
WHAT ARE OVERNIGHT OATS?
They’re basically a no-cook method of making oatmeal. So, instead of cooking oatmeal on the stovetop or in the instant pot, you soak the raw oats with milk. That soaking process allows the oats to absorb the liquid and soften them enough to eat uncooked. You only need to let the oats soak and rest in the fridge overnight. Hence the name overnight oats!
The next morning you have a ready-to-eat, delicious, creamy bowl of “oatmeal.” The consistency is like a porridge. It makes for an easy convenient breakfast. Best of all, you reap all the healthy benefits of oats in a fun grab-and-go breakfast.
They contain more protein than most grains (5g per serving).
They’re a rich source of fiber, which helps you feel fuller longer (4g per serving).
They’re high in antioxidants which may help lower blood pressure levels.
They can help you lose weight by making you feel more full and slowing down the emptying of your stomach.
Easy Overnight oatsCourse: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
I am always searching for easy yet healthy breakfast recipes and this overnight oats recipe is a great healthy breakfast that you can prepare in advance and it can last all week. So it makes it a great meal prep idea for Sunday night to prepare for the work week.
½ cup rolled old fashioned oats
½ cup milk of choice, I used Almond Milk
¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon sweetener of choice maple syrup or honey
Mango – Diced
Cashew nuts – Chopped
Pistachios – Chopped
- Place all ingredients into a large glass container and mix until combined.
- Cover the glass container with a lid or plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator overnight.
- Toppings can be added the night before or right before serving.
- Uncover and enjoy from the glass container the next day. Thin with a little more milk or water, if desired.
- Storage: Overnight oats can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. This makes it an ideal breakfast meal prep to make on Sunday night for the week.
- Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
- Make it vegan: Use plant-based milk, plant-based yogurt, and maple syrup for sweetener
- Make it gluten-free: Use certified gluten-free oats
- Make it sugar-free: Omit the sweetener all together or used mashed or pureed fruit in the base recipe
- Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. This information should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. The nutrition value is for one serving without any toppings.
- Calories: 378kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 80mg, Potassium: 485mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 198IU, Calcium: 322mg, Iron: 3mg
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