Are you looking for a simple recipe that pretty much does the prepping itself? This delicious and healthy overnight oats recipe is the one! This overnight oats recipe is also high in calcium, without any dairy in it at all! The chia seeds also offer high quality protein + antioxidants. This recipe for overnight oats is very easy! Simply measure the ingredients for the base into a bowl, then stir. Once mixed together, cover and place in the fridge overnight.When you wake up, you can add any toppings that you would like! After that, dive right in and eat! It is nice to make something simple if you are prepping ahead of time. This overnight oats recipe is definitely something that is convenient, and healthy!
How are overnight oats healthy?
Overnight oats have become the hot new trend across the world due to their high fibre and nutritional content, even more so than its cooked counterpart. When soaked overnight, the starch present in the oats is naturally broken down and more nutrients are absorbed by the oats through the period of soaking, the acid present in the oats also breaks down overnight and this results in better digestion. Due to its soggy texture, it is much easier to consume in the morning. Most importantly, overnight oats help in increasing the insulin present in your body, which helps in regulating type 2 diabetes.
How to make overnight oats?
There are many recipes all over the internet for you to choose from, according to your taste. Simply, the oats need to be soaked in liquid for the span of 7-8 hours, before eating. You can use milk, water, almond or coconut milk or even curd. Once they have been left overnight, they can be served the next morning with a variety of fruits and nuts. If you prefer a more savory flavor, you can soak them in any of the above-mentioned liquids and add ‘ghee’, salt, and spices according to preference.
Mason jars are the best type of storage solutions for overnight oats! They can hold a lot depending how much you make. They are great for storage with a tight lid, and also great containers to take on the go. You can also save some space for toppings and it it right out of the jar! Mason jars also stack nicely, saving room in the fridge.
You may choose any toppings based on your desire! This part is super fun and a chance to get creative and try new things.
Here are some topping suggestions :
- Fruit (bananas, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)
- Almond butter or peanut butter
- Cacao nibs, chia seeds, hemp seeds, goji berries
- Shredded coconut
- Cinnamon, chocolate chips, maple syrup, cashews, almonds
Overnight Oats Recipe
- One cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- One teaspoon flaxseed meal
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- One teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Mix all the base ingredients in a bowl
- Cover bowl and refrigerate overnight
- Remove bowl from fridge and top with desired toppings
We hope you enjoy this delicious and healthy overnight oats recipe as much as we do! Feel free to comment down below on suggestions and toppings that you love!