Saturday, May 15, 2021

Overnight Oats


Overnight oats with blackberries

Overnight oats, or it could be called no cook overnight oatmeal, is not only super convenient, it is super nutritious and delicious. 

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If you feel that your breakfasts could be healthier, overnight oats may solve your problem. Oatmeal is highly recommended by doctors and nutritionists because oats may help lower cholesterol, keep you regular, and help stabilize blood sugar. In fact, I've heard some doctors say it may be good to eat some oatmeal everyday!

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This basic recipe  contains lots of healthy plant-based protein, lots of fiber, good fats, and valuable nutrients. It's a super breakfast that is convenient and taste great. Eat in cold or warm it up (I eat mine cold).
 
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I use simple rolled oats. Of course the brand I purchase is certified gluten-free. Please note: Oats are naturally gluten-free, however they also may cross contaminate if grown near wheat or processed in a factory that processes wheat. Therefore to be safe, I always purchase oats that are certified gluten-free. 

Soft Fruits, Blueberries, Raspberries
So excited about my overnight soaked oats because they taste so darn  good. There is only a basic and you can use whatever ingredients you prefer. 

No more excuses! This is a very healthy breakfast that is easy and convenient! It's ready when you are and it can be a "grab and go" as well.. 

Porridge, Breakfast, Vegan, Oatmeal, Chia

Kids Love It Too!
Kids can help or make their own overnight oats the night before. They love it because they get to choose their favorite ingredients. The great part is that in the morning a healthy delicious breakfast is already prepared and just waiting for them. 

The Basic Recipe 
3/4 cup of uncooked rolled oats (I use gluten-free)
1 and 1/4 cups of almond milk ( I use the 30 calorie one)
Berries (1/2 cup of blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries)
1/2 sliced banana or sliced kiwi 
1/2 teaspoon (or more) cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric 
Other spices of your choice (I like a pinch or two or cardamom or a teaspoon or unsweetened cocoa)
1 teaspoon of ground flax seed or chia seeds
2 walnuts, chopped

Directions: 
Use a wide mouth mason jar or any wide mouthed jar. Add rolled oats, nut milk, spices, seeds, and chopped nuts. Add berries and fruit of choice. I like cover with a lid and store for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. You can eat it with a spoon directly out of the jar cold or warm it up if you prefer.

My Notes: 
1. Time Saver: Make multiple jars at a time. This recipe will last for three days in the refrigerator. 
2. Snack: Overnight oats are great to keep in the refrigerator as a quick healthy tasty snack too. 
3. After School Snack: Overnight oats are a nutritious after school snack. 
4. Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, soy-free ( do not use soy milk if you want it to be soy free- use almond or cashew milk)

15 comments:

  1. My husband will enjoy this for his breakfast tremendously! Those berries are looking really fresh and good :-))

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  2. Looks very tasty, I will give it a try.

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  3. I wouldn't've thought to eat overnight oats cold. Great tip! Thank you!

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    1. Jeff,
      Actually, they taste very good especially in the summer for breakfast or for a snack during the day.

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  4. I eat oatmeal most morning of the week. Always cook it in the microwave. Really should try this -- super easy, and I love the touch of turmeric you're using. Neat recipe -- thanks.

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  5. So delicious and such a perfect breakfast!

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  6. It looks delicious!!...very healthy and tasty!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

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  7. These overnight oats are such a great breakfast idea, they look delicious!

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  8. I need to get some rolled oats and try this. Thanks for the recipe, Judee.

    Lately I've been making savory steel cut oats for breakfast, and it's time to try something different now. :)

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  9. Your combination of fresh berries and spices is simply unbeatable. What a fabulous breakfast treat! Have a wonderful weekend Judee!!

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  10. I have made overnight oatmeal before and it's a winner. Love the fresh berries.

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  11. One of my favorite breakfasts!

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  12. Ingredients are very rich, healthy and vegan. I got it. Thank you for sharing. Flax seeds are very useful ingredient of this recipe.

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  13. I don't know why I don't do this more often. It's such a great way to use summer fruit and berries ...

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