Have you ever felt the desperate need to find an easy yet highly healthy breakfast that does not require cooking? I am sure you have. But have you ever been successful? No, right? We bet it is tough to find a healthy breakfast dish while simultaneously not requiring any hassle. Also, it is burdensome to think of new breakfast dishes every day that your kids love, is very nutritious, and do not require breaking your head. We feel all your problems. So, to make your mind rest from the constant tension, we bring you a delicious, nutritious, and straightforward dish that can be made in several flavors- overnight oats.
Overnight Oats: A Delicious, Healthy Breakfast You Can Surely Count On:
Overnight oats are a more nutritious and cooking-free turn on the regular cooked oats. To prepare the base of this dish (oats), all you need to do is soak the oats in milk and leave it overnight instead of cooking it. This way, you do not have to worry about waking up early in the morning and brainstorming while coming up with a new breakfast dish every day. Also, the wide range of delicious flavors, ranging from chocolate, the goodness of fruits, or mouth-watering peanut butter jelly, allows you to be free and choose your favorite.
We have provided below everything you need to know about this healthy dish, ranging from making basic oats to its variety of flavors. So, keep reading till the very end as you would not want to miss out on the details given below.
This version of the classic oats is perfect if your new resolution is to lose weight and eat healthily. Simultaneously enriching your body with nutrition has a creamy, delicious taste to make losing weight a fun process. A bowl of this wholesome oat with a glass of your favorite shake is all you need to make your mornings a little better. Given below is the recipe of classic overnight oats you will adore if you are a lover of standard “oatmeal.”
1. 2 cup oats
2. 2 cups milk (of choice- soy, almond, walnut, hazelnut, coconut, hemp, or rice)
3. 3/4 cup non-dairy (or Greek) yogurt
4. 1 tbsp Chia seeds, optional
5. 3 tbsp honey or maple syrup
Directions To Follow:
1. Firstly, take a small bowl and add in all the ingredients mentioned above.
2. Mix them well so that all the ingredients are combined.
3. Transfer the mixture into individual jars.
4. Place the jars in the fridge overnight.
5. Feel free to top the oats with your most loved toppings, be it chocolate or fruits.
Different Flavors You Would Not Want To Miss Out On:
There are a variety of flavors of overnight oats to try out so that every morning, you crave more nutrition. If you wish to enjoy the goodness of several of your favorite flavors, read this article until the very end.
1. Apple Pie (Apple Cinnamon) Oats
This flavor of oats is invented for all the apple pie lovers out there! This flavor of oats is a delicious blend of oats, cinnamon, chopped apples, and almond milk. As apple pie is admired by people of all age groups, including children, this flavor of oats will serve as a perfect breakfast dish. Top this with some cinnamon sticks and chopped apples to give it a pitying look. Also, you can indeed mix in some velvety caramel sauce for the best experience.
2. Oats Filled With Chocolaty Goodness
Of course, everyone loves chocolate with their whole heart. Adding the delicious chocolate flavor to regular oats gives it a tasty twist. Prepared with almond milk and cocoa powder, this dish is loved by all, especially children. Top it off with some chopped almonds and chocolate bits to make it even more enticing. It is an ultimate go-to dish you will surely love as it can brighten the room’s mood in no time.
3. Peanut Butter And Jelly Flavoured Oats
Peanut butter and jelly are known to be the go-to combination for children. Any sad moment calls for this classic combination as it can also be called a portion of comfort food. Peanut butter and jelly flavored oats are a healthy take on this combination, which otherwise would be loaded with calories. Top this dish with some peanut butter cup bits, chopped peanuts, and some of your favorite jams to make it heavenly.
4. Strawberry Oats
A flavor admired by all after the chocolate is, of course, strawberry. A delicious blend of your favorite strawberry jam, some chopped strawberries, milk-soaked oats, and almond milk, you are bound to fall in love with it. Filled with the goodness of strawberries, you are sure to be mesmerized by them. Also, the healthy factor of this dish contributes to why you should definitely try it out and enjoy it wholeheartedly.
5. Banana And Nutella
Who doesn’t love Nutella? The deliciousness of this hazelnut spread is not something you would want to miss out on. As bananas are known to be everyone’s favorite fruit, the combination of bananas and hazelnut spread is irresistible. Feel free to top it off with some crushed hazelnuts and chocolate chips to enhance its flavor and make it more enticing. With this combination, you are sure to feel like you are enjoying a heavenly dessert.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What kind of oats should I use for making overnight oats?
It would help if you used old-fashioned oats for making this dish instead of quick oats, as quick oats tend to get soggy when soaked in milk. You should also not use steel-cut oats as they will not be soft enough.
2. Can I warm up my overnight oats?
Although this type of oats is served cold, you can surely warm it up if you prefer. All you need to remember is to place the oats in a microwave-safe jar and warm it for one minute.
3. Is it necessary to make overnight oats in a mason jar?
No, it is not vital to make this oat in a mason jar. You can create and store it in a bowl with a lid.