If you’ve never heard of overnight oats before, let me give you a quick little primer!
Overnight oats are a no-cook method of making oatmeal. Instead of cooking your oats with liquid on the stove or in the microwave, you mix rolled oats with the liquid and other mix-ins and let it rest in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, you have a pudding-like porridge that is perfect for easy grab-and-go breakfasts. It doesn’t have the same texture as hot/stove-top oats. It’s creamier, denser, and in my opinion, so much tastier.
I’d take a jar of overnight oats over hot oats any day!
⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
½ cup (heaping) rolled oats (do not use quick oats!!)
⅔ cup unsweetened milk of choice
1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxmeal
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
0-1 tablespoon honey, rice malt syrup or maple syrup- avoid if trying to lose weight.
Choose your flavour combo:
Strawberries + vanilla powder
Mixed berries – best choice for low carb diet
Choc (cacao powder) + banana – avoid if going low carb
Carrot cake – shredded carrot & raisins
Whisk together all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon into a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before eating.
Can I make these ahead of time?
You certainly can! Overnight oats are PERFECT for weekend food prep. Its easy to make up 8-10 jars of overnight oats on the weekend to grab for quick breakfasts and snacks during the week. The recipes with fruit mix-ins, eat within 3-5 days, the ones without, you could get by with letting them chill in the fridge for 7-10.