Oats is an absolute favourite in my household. This overnight oats is easy and takes very little to prepare. It’s packed with yummy berries and banans.
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I’m not a breakfast fan but have been trying to eat more of this important meal.
I must admit. Breakfast has never been easier, quicker, and oh so tasty. It’s also very healthy, boasting tons of flavour and nutrients.
Who would have thought? I used to think overnight oats was a crazy thing. Firstly I love my oats warm and fresh. Secondly, you can’t eat raw oats. And lastly, oats must be cooked, right? Wrong!
I’m so glad it proved me wrong. And there’s nothing stale about it.
What are Overnight Oats?
Overnight oats are basically a non-cook way of making oats. Soaking it in milk overnight makes it soft enough to eat uncooked, but not raw.
And the results…delicious, ready to eat creamy oats.
- Oats are the perfect grab and go breakfast.
- It’s a rich source of fibre.
- High in antioxidants from the berries.
- High in protein
These mason jars are great for overnight oats and store well.
What ingredients do you need?
- Oats: This is a must. Rolled oats are better than quick oats for texture and taste.
- Milk: you can use full cream, low fat, or non-dairy alternatives, i.e. almond, cashew, coconut, or soya milk.
- Double cream yoghurt (optional): You can use a vegan option for this or leave it out. If you love the creaminess, then it’s a must.
- Toppings: You can make many variants of this dish with different fruits, nuts, spices, seeds, and nut butter.
- Cinnamon (optional, but adds great flavour)
- Lemon juice (keeps the banana from turning brown)
Overnight Berry Oats
- Mason jar
- Serving bowls
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup double cream vanilla yoghurt
- 1/2 cup strawberries (sliced)
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 medium banana
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- In a large mason jar, combine oats, milk, 1/2 cup yogurt, and cinnamon (leave some to sprinkle when serving). Screw lid on and shake to combine. Let chill in fridge overnight or at least 8 hours.
- When ready to serve: In a small bowl, combine blueberries, strawberries and bananas. Add a bit of lemon juice and let stand for about 5 minutes.
- Remove oats from fridge and divide between 3 serving glasses/bowls. Top each with remaining 1/2 cup greek yogurt and top with berries and sliced banana, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon.
- Serve overnight oats warmed up or immediately and enjoy! I like to warm mine up a bit.
- It’s best to add fruit before serving.
- Warm it up for 1-2 minutes in the microwave or stovetop if you prefer it warm.
- Use certified gluten-free oats for a gluten-free version.
- Use a non-dairy milk option for a vegan option.
I’m such a fan of overnight oats I have to try more recipes and variations.
I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.