You will learn how to make a basic recipe for overnight oats that is suitable for beginners with this recipe. In addition to that, you will get some pointers for meal prepping them in batches, as well as some topping inspiration with four popular varieties of overnight oatmeal.
This recipe for overnight oats makes a delicious and nutritious breakfast that can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. As a result, it is an excellent idea for dinner preparation on a Sunday night before the work week begins.
In the event that you have never tried overnight oats, they are essentially a method of preparing oatmeal that does not require any cooking. Consequently, rather than preparing oatmeal by heating it in a pot on the stove or in the microwave, you should soak raw oats in milk. This procedure of soaking the oats helps them to absorb the liquid, which softens them to the point where they may be eaten raw. The oats just need to be allowed to soak and rest in the refrigerator for a total of two hours. However, you should let it sit in water overnight... That's why they're called overnight oats!
The next morning, you wake up with a bowl or jar of "oatmeal" that is ready to eat and is deliciously creamy. The consistency is similar to that of pudding or porridge. It's a breakfast option that's easier and handier than oatmeal, and it has a texture that's denser and creamier than oatmeal.
The best part is that you may enjoy all of the positive health effects of oats in a delicious and convenient grab-and-go breakfast:
To achieve the desired consistency, the ratios of the ingredients are of the utmost importance. So give this suggested ratio a try, and if it doesn't work for you, try adding more milk or using less milk until you find the combination that's just right for you! When it comes to flavor combinations and toppings, the possibilities are virtually endless once you have the ratio of the basic overnight oats dish nailed down.
Here's our simple ratio:
Oats, one part; milk, one part; seeds, one-eighth of one part
EASY Overnight Oats
Apple Pie: This variety is a terrific fall recipe that has a warm, sweet taste and a pleasing crunch from the fruit and nuts due to the combination of chopped apples, pecans, maple syrup, and ground cinnamon. It is made with the aforementioned ingredients.
Banana Nutella: The name of this recipe pretty well sums up everything you need to know about it. Bananas and Nutella are a flavor combination that was made in paradise, and it's a terrific taste for youngsters to try. The combination of the banana and Nutella creates a taste that is rich and luxurious, giving the impression that you are eating dessert rather than a breakfast that is high in nutrients. To further improve the flavor, you might also use some crushed hazelnuts and chocolate chips.
This recipe is an adaptation of the well-known chocolate bar known as Almond Joy. Make use of shredded coconut, ground almonds, miniature chocolate chips, and maple syrup in your recipe.
This recipe for easy overnight oats is a healthy and simple meal that you can make ahead of time for those hectic mornings, and you can customize it with a wide variety of add-ins and toppings!
SERVINGS: 1 serving
Breakfast is 378 calories in total
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes
Toast with peanut butter and jelly
Oats that have been left out overnight can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days. Because of this, it is the perfect breakfast meal to prepare ahead of time on Sunday night to eat during the week.
Alternatives: If you want the greatest results, do the recipe exactly as written. The following are some common ingredients that could be used in place of those called for in this recipe.