Overnight Oats Recipe

overnight oats recipe

Overnight Oats Recipe

Overnight oats are a no-cook oatmeal dish that is prepared by soaking rolled oats in liquid (such as milk or yogurt) overnight in the refrigerator. This method allows the oats to absorb the liquid and soften without the need for cooking, resulting in a creamy and ready-to-eat breakfast option that can be enjoyed cold or warmed up if desired.

The basic recipe for overnight oats typically involves combining rolled oats with a liquid base, such as milk (dairy or non-dairy) or yogurt, along with additional flavorings and sweeteners as desired, such as chia seeds, honey, maple syrup, vanilla extract, or spices like cinnamon. The mixture is then left to soak in a sealed container in the refrigerator overnight, allowing the oats to soften and absorb the flavors of the other ingredients.

overnight oats recipe

Overnight Oats Recipe

Learn how to make your own enjoyable overnight oats the simple way in less than 10 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 300 kcal

Equipment

  • Mason jars or airtight containers with lids
  • 1 Mixing spoon or spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk dairy milk, almond milk, soy milk, etc.
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds optional
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup optional, for sweetness
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Toppings of your choice such as fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, nut butter, shredded coconut, etc.

Instructions
 

  • In a mason jar or airtight container, combine the old-fashioned rolled oats, milk, Greek yogurt, chia seeds (if using), honey or maple syrup (if using), vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Cover the mason jar or container with a lid and shake it vigorously until everything is well mixed. Alternatively, you can stir the ingredients together with a mixing spoon or spatula.
  • Place the sealed mason jar or container in the refrigerator and let it chill overnight, or for at least 4 hours, to allow the oats to soften and absorb the liquid.
  • The next morning (or when ready to eat), give the overnight oats a good stir. If the mixture is too thick for your liking, you can add a splash of additional milk to reach your desired consistency.
  • Top the overnight oats with your favorite toppings, such as fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, nut butter, shredded coconut, or anything else you like.
  • Enjoy your delicious and nutritious overnight oats straight from the mason jar or transfer them to a bowl if preferred.
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