We often find it difficult to eat a nutritious and filling breakfast due to the demanding nature of our work life, commute and familial responsibilities that occupy our mornings. Getting the right nutrients and energy through breakfast is important to kick-start your day and overnight oats and yoghurt does the job on point and saves you a lot of trouble on your busy mornings.
Overnight oats is essentially a ‘no-cook’ approach towards making oatmeal, where instead of cooking the oats with liquid on the stove or microwave, we can simply mix the rolled oats with a liquid and mix-ins, and let it rest in the fridge overnight. In the morning, you will find a pudding-like porridge that is both delicious and healthy as a grab-and-go breakfast.
This overnight oats recipe packs a nutritious punch, as it is full of protein, antioxidants, calcium, and fibre that helps you stay full for a longer duration of time, manage weight effectively, and positively affect blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
The yoghurt beautifully supplements the oats, both in terms of taste and health, as it helps in building immunity, aids digestion and makes the bones stronger.
So, without much ado, we bring to you this overnight oats recipe that is easy, customizable, nutrient heavy and tasty!
1 cup plain yoghurt
2-4 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup milk
1 ½ cups rolled oats
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
Peanut butter (optional)
¼ cup chia seeds or flax seeds
Step 1: In a medium-large sized bowl, mix the yoghurt, honey and vanilla extract, until the concoction takes a smooth texture.
Step 2: Add milk to the mixture and stir until well-combined.
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Step 3: Add oats, salt, chia seeds and cinnamon and stir until the mixture has a uniform texture.
Step 4: Pour the mixture into four different jars or small bowls and secure it with airtight wrap or lids.
Step 5: Place them in the refrigerator to chill overnight (or for at least 6 hours).
Step 6: Serve the overnight oats with bananas or strawberries as garnish.
You can always add in seeds, fruits and nuts of your choice for that extra punch of health and taste. So, do not hold yourself back and get ready to have productive mornings with this delicious time-saver of an overnight oats recipe.