Overnight oats recipe

Overnight oats

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No time to make breakfast before you hit the door in the morning? Looking for a healthy alternative to your coffee shop’s muffin or donut? On a tight budget?

Look no more… this easy no-cook recipe is not only delicious, but an easy grab-and-go breakfast or snack. And it’s healthy and budget friendly to boot!

Eating oats raw and soaked in a liquid is not a new concept. It was popularized in 1900 by a Swiss doctor Maximilian Bircher-Brenner who called it Muesli. He was a big proponent of “raw foods”…

For some reason, this trend reappeared in the last decade. One can only wonder why such a simple idea had been somewhat forgotten… Food manufacturers had made us believe that “instant oatmeal” microwave packets were the best breakfast ever! But if you looked at the labels closely, they were loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients!

So, back to the basics, unprocessed, raw foods that contain more nutrients than the cooked version. No pan to clean. You can prepare a few containers in advance for your week to save time. What’s not to like?

The recipe is extremely versatile. You can combine an infinite variety of fruit (including dried fruit) and nuts. Add any flavoring of your choice (vanilla, cinnamon, coconut flakes, to name a few…). Use any kind of milk you want (soy milk, almond meal, oat milk, regular milk…).

The recipe below calls for 1/3 cup of each ingredient for 2 reasons:

  1. I find this is the right serving size for me based on my personal calorie needs.
  2. It fits perfectly in my favorite container!

For most people though, 1/2 cup of each ingredient would be the standard serving size. The only basic principle is to keep an equal ratio of oats to milk in order to get the oats properly saturated with liquid. The rest is entirely at your discretion.

So start experimenting NOW and find your favorite combination!…

Overnight oats

Healthy breakfast to go – no cooking required – budget friendly – ready in 5 minutes! It's simply genius and the best thing since sliced bread!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, easy, gluten-free, greek yogurt, honey, oats, quick, soymilk, vegetarian
Servings: 1
Author: Veronique Eichler

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Old fashioned or quick cooking oats (not steel cut)
  • 1/3 cup Soy milk (or other milk of choice)
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt (preferably nonfat)
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1/3 cup Blueberries (or other fresh fruit)
  • 1 tbsp Walnuts (or other nut)

Instructions

  • Layer the oats, milk, Greek yogurt, honey, blueberries and walnuts into a jar or bowl with a lid. Cover and place in refrigerator and let sit for 8 hours.
  • When ready to eat, remove from the refrigerator and stir if desired or leave as a parfait. Enjoy!
  • Will keep well in refrigerator for 5 days.

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Notes

This recipe calls for 1/3 cup of each ingredient for 2 reasons:
  1. I find this is the right serving size for me based on my personal calorie needs.
  2. It fits perfectly in my favorite container!
 
For most people, 1/2 cup of each ingredient is the standard serving size though. Just make sure you keep an equal ratio of oats to milk in order to get the oats properly saturated with liquid. The rest (greek yogurt, honey, berries and nuts) is entirely at your discretion.

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 309IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 2mg
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3 Comments

  1. Need to try …. thanks !

     
  2. I use frozen red fruits, or dehydrated fruits … and it’s gorgeous ! In November, “local” fruits are mainly apples and peers, bananas, oranges and clementines.

     
    • Veronique Eichler

      Both are a great idea! “seasonal” fruit is indeed limited in the winter time, but fruit that are frozen at the peak of ripeness are a great staple to keep in your freezer year-round!

       

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