Oats are a nutrient-dense food. Per the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a half cup of dry, quick-cooking oats, contains about 150 calories, 5 grams of plant protein, 27 grams of carbs, 4 grams of filling fiber, and a few grams of fat. Oats also contain vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamins, and smaller amounts of calcium and potassium. So, why not add them to your food choices? It’s not only a great option to start your day but an easy to have snack during the day. Avoid those sugar-loaded, ready-made Oatmeal packets and try one of these overnight oat recipes or even the warm oat recipes.
This Healthy Old-Fashioned Overnight Oats Recipe is a delicious breakfast that can be prepared easily and ready for a busy morning. Customize with toppings of your choice and you won’t have a reason to skip a healthy, delicious breakfast no matter how crazy your morning can get!
Overnight nights are an easy, no-cook breakfast that you can prep and keep ready for the entire week. Our favorite toppings are walnuts, almonds, banana, maple syrup, peanut butter and granola. You can also try dark chocolate chips, honey, fresh fruit.
Serving Size: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes plus 8 hours/overnight
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (or gluten-free oats)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt (for vegan – use a plant-based yogurt)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional – but super good for you!)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey or sweetener like agave/stevia)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix all the ingredients in a large glass container and stir until combined
- Cover the container and refrigerate overnight (or atleast 2 hours).
- Before serving, give it a stir and add a little more milk, if desired for a thinner consistency. Add toppings and serve!
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