With chia seeds
- ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats gluten-free certified if necessary
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds optional but recommended
- ½ cup milk plant-based alternative to make it vegan
- 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup optional
- 2-3 tablespoons yogurt plant-based alternative to make it vegan
Add the oats, the chia seeds (if using) and maple syrup (if using) to a jar or bowl. Add in the milk. Close the jar with a lid (or cover the bowl). Place in the fridge to set overnight or at least 4 hours.
In the morning, or when soaked, add in yogurt and give it a good mix.
Add the toppings of your choice such as granola, fresh fruit or jam.
- The best oats to use for overnight oats are old-fashioned rolled oats as they will soften without getting too mushy. You could eventually use quick-cooking oats (not instant oats) but they tend to fall apart too quickly.
- If you're using gluten-free certified oats, make sure they are as thick as regular rolled oats or adapt the oat to milk ratio. You might need to add a little less milk if they are relatively thin. You can test a few different ratios to find out what you like and what works best with the oats brand you have.
- You can make overnight oats with water, a mix of milk and water or even orange juice. If using water, it's recommended to add yogurt to make it creamier and to flavor it with vanilla extract or jam.
- The best jar size for 1 single portion of overnight oats is 16 oz. This leaves enough space to add your toppings to the same jar.
- Overnight oats can last in the fridge for up to 5 days, which is great for meal-prepping. Only add yogurt and other toppings right before serving.
- You can eat overnight oats cold hot or cold. You can reheat them in the microwave for 1-1:30 minutes or on the stove before adding the yogurt and toppings.
Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g