In its simplest form, it is just oats, milk, yogurt, fruit and a sweetener of some kind. You mix everything the night before, let it rest overnight in the fridge and it’s ready to eat in the morning. That’s it! No, really. That is all! I have made so many variations of overnight oats, but these two are my favorites – Mango-Strawberry Oats and Coconut Blueberry.
Pretty, no? See who else is in the picture? Something I cannot live without – my coffee filter. That guy keeps me from turning into The Incredible Hulk’ every morning 🙂
So, for the Mango- Strawberry Oats –
You’ll need –
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup of plain or vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup of milk
1 tsp of maple syrup (or more if you like it sweeter)
2-3 tbsps of mango pulp
4 large strawberries, chopped
Mix all the ingredients, lid on, in the fridge and done. That’s probably the easiest recipe that ever existed.
For my coconut-blueberry oats –
You’ll need –
1/2 cup of old fashioned oats
1/4 cup of plain yogurt
3/4 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
2 tsps of maple syrup or any sweetener of your choice ( I love agave nectar too)
A handful of blueberries
Mix everything and let it chill in the fridge with the lid on, overnight. What you’ll see in the morning is that the oats have soaked in the milk mixture, they’ve become friends with the other ingredients and are now a happy, porridge-y family.
I like to heat it up a little before I eat but you can just go for it straight from the fridge. If you haven’t tried overnight oats before, please do. There’s just so many ways you can dress it up, add your favorite fruit, nuts, coconut flakes, peanut butter and jelly, cinnamon, really just anything.
It’s going to be while before you get bored with overnight oats.
Have you made this before? What are your favorite flavors? Do comment, I’d love some more ideas! Ciao!
Such a different variety of preparation with oats.
I will try it out.
Thanks Indrani! Let me know how it turned out.
Hi Hema! I feel the same for breakfast, no matter how early do I wake up I just don't feel like starting my day with cooking something. And am too so done with eggs and smoothies. This is really a great recipe to start a day with tasty and healthy ingredients. Along with the above ones, I will try 'em out adding banana too. Thanks 🙂
Tara, hi! What I also love about this is that it keeps you full until lunch time so no unhealthy snacking 🙂 Cinnamon and Banana is my husband's favourite!
Now we're talking! Finally something even I can make and say I cooked breakfast, apart from toasted bread 🙂
haha! You can add that you cooked a healthy breakfast and it won't be a lie 🙂