Overnight Oats Recipe
What are overnight oats?
Overnight oats are cook free method of preparing oatmeal. It is very simple and healthy. You just need to mix the rolled oats with the liquid and let it rest in the fridge overnight. The next morning, you have a pudding-like porridge that perfect for easy and go breakfast or dessert. Thus, overnight oats have become a growing healthy breakfast trend all across the world. (1)
What do overnight oats taste like?
Overnight oats don’t have the same texture as hot oats. It is creamy and thick in texture, so much tastier. The best comparison is between iced coffee and hot coffee both are coffee and they are both totally tasty, but they are inherently different. Overnight oats are the iced coffee of your breakfast plate! (1)
Do you eat overnight oats warm or cold?
You absolutely can heat up your overnight oats if you prefer. We usually eat them cold straight out of the fridge. It’s part of the convenience of overnight oats—grab and go! However, if you want them warm, just heat them in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, stirring frequently, or heat them in a small saucepan on the stove. (1)
How are overnight oats healthy?
Overnight oats have become popular because of their high fiber and nutritional content. Consuming overnight oats can boost your fiber intake to improve digestion and help regulate cholesterol and blood pressure level. Overnight oats also help in increasing the insulin which helps in regulating type 2 diabetes. In addition, overnight oats help you lose weight because they contain resistant starch that help reduce fat storage and increase fat metabolism to promote fat burning. (2) (3)
How to prepare overnight oats?
Try this easy overnight oat recipe to kick off your breakfast. The best part about overnight oats is that they are so simple to make in just 5 minutes. (4)
Preparation time: 5 mins
Additional time: 8 hours
Total time：8 hours 5 mins
1/4 cup of rolled oats
1/3 cup of dairy milk or plant-based milk (oat milk/ almond milk)
1/4 cup of Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons chia seeds
2 teaspoons of honey or maple syrup
Fruits (banana/ strawberries/ kiwi)
Toppings (nuts/ chocolate chips)
1.In a large bowl, mix all together Greek yogurt, honey, milk, chia seeds and rolled oats. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
2.Pour into a glass jar and cover with lid.
3.Place in the refrigerator to chill overnight for 8 hours.
4.The next day, you can serve with your favorite fruits or toppings.
5.Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
OPTIONAL: You can also heat your oats in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or transfer the oats to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until warmed through. Add more liquid as needed if the oats get too thick/dry.
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2.Hindustan Times. Overnight oats. Viewed on 23 April 2021, from <https://www.hindustantimes.com/health/overnight-oats-benefits-for-health-weight-loss-and-recipes/story-Rt9QukbZjEwaCB6UnbqrNN.html>.
3.Miller, J. (2017). 13 Health Benefits of overnight oats. Jen Reviews. Viewed on 23 April 2021, from <https://www.jenreviews.com/overnight-oats/>.
4.Sonjagroset. No-Cook Overnight Oatmeal. Allrecipes. Viewed on 23 April 2021, from <https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/244251/no-cook-overnight-oatmeal/>.