Have you made overnight oats yet? I’ve been making it for years, but noticed it’s been gaining popularity online recently.
Oats are high in fiber and can help lower cholesterol. They also contain protein as well as vitamins and minerals like iron and magnesium. And theyÂ are gluten-free too, provided you buy the right ones. Many brands of oats possibly come into contact with wheat, so if you need to eat GF, look for oats that have GF marked right on the package. Bob’s Red Mill and Trader Joes both sell GF-certified oats.
The overnight oats concept is really simple and customizable. The night before (or several hours before you plan to eat it) you mix your rolled oats with milk (or another liquid) and let it all sit. The oats soak up the liquid, soften, and expand, without any cooking involved.
You can take it to the next level by adding in yogurt, fruit, and spices like cinnamon or vanilla extract.Â It may take you a couple times to decide how much of each ingredient you want to use. For my overnight oats, I like to use a cup of rolled oats, half a banana (sliced),1 tablespoon of honey, and about a 1/2 cup of plain yogurt.
Whatever ingredients you choose, I recommend stirring the mixture well before letting it sit, and again before you eat it.
A tupperware-type container with a lid will work for overnight oatmeal, but I like to use my mason jars for as much as possible, including these oats. Why? Because they look cool and are fun, obviously! ðŸ˜‰
I never heard of overnight oats before. I became a fan of instant oatmeal a few years ago because I am impatient. The over night oats is something I have to try one day. On the oats, do you leave them sitting out or place them in the fridge to set-up?
Hi Stacie, since I use almond milk and yogurt, I put mine in the fridge.
I have never tried overnight oats before, but I have seen a lot of really great recipes for how to make them and keep them in the refrigerator for a few days.
That looks super easy! I’m trying to eat better so this would be a good start!
I’ve never made a cold overnight oats! I have made it in the crockpot overnight. I’ll have to try this, with my kids, and see if they like it cold too.
I love oats! I’ve got to try this! Love that its so easy!
I have been wanting to try this. I think I am going to now.
I never made overnight oats.. but i love oats! I will give this a try!
I love this idea.
I will have to share it with my mother.
This looks interesting I definitely would like to try.
WOW This Is Great I’ll Have To Try Thank You For The Great Tip & Recipe!!
I haven’t ever made overnight oats. Or heard of it for that matter, ha. I’ll try it! ðŸ™‚
I’ve never tried this method, but I’m super curious. I’d love to taste it!
I haven’t made overnight oats. I wonder if that’s what my mom used to make when we were growing up though.
this may be a recipe i might have to try…. ðŸ˜€
I’ve been wanting to try one of these recipes. I love how easy it is and then they are ready in the morning!
That looks beyond delicious! I haven’t tried overnight oats yet (i’m in a chia phase!) but i’m going to have to test this out!
Looks really delicious! Thank you for the tip! And I did not know oats were gluten free… Good to know ðŸ™‚
Overnight oats? Iâ€™ll definitely try this one! Iâ€™m a big fan of oats because of its many health benefits, but I never knew that I can prepare oats this way. Thanks for sharing! ðŸ™‚
What a great idea! I never thought or heard of this idea. I bought a big bag of steel cut oats at Costco and was a bit hesitant to make them because cooking is such a long process. Now I have an easy way to make them. Will try and let you know how they come out. Thanks!
Great, please do!