Overnight Oats Benefits and Recipes
Alright friends, let’s talk overnight oats. They really are all the rage these days and I can tell you a few reasons why . . . they are so easy to prep the night before so you have breakfast ready for you on those busy mornings, they can be made for breakfast or a snack (I love making them dessert style), and they are super delicious! How could you resist?
Think about it, you mix up some oatmeal, a liquid of your choice, throw in some chia seeds, maybe add some yogurt or protein powder, toss some fruit in if you like, and then maybe a crunchy topping like nuts, coconut, muesli or granola . . . yum!
Now, there are a million and one ways to make overnight oats. I like mixing quick oats and rolled oats so I get a better mix of textures. This adds to the creaminess in my overnight oats, too. Also, add yogurt, protein powder, fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, chocolate . . . seriously, you can make them taste like whatever you want them to. To demonstrate the ease of making overnight oats, I’m going to keep this simple today. I’m making one with vanilla protein powder topped with mixed berries and the other with chai protein powder topped with warm vanilla bananas. I’m dairy free and while I love yogurt, I just don’t feel like the dairy free yogurts give me the protein boost I’m looking for in yogurt. Also, Bob’s Red Mill Protein Boosters have probiotics and prebiotics, so yogurt is not necessary for a healthy gut.
Have you tried overnight oats? What are your favorite toppings?
Alternately, you could easily use our oatmeal cups to make overnight oats, as well! Check out the instructions here. We have new varieties to choose from now too, so no toppings needed! MMMMmmmm pineapple coconut . . .
Basic Overnight Oatmeal
¼ cup Bob’s Red Mill Quick Rolled Oats (Gluten Free works too!)
¼ cup Bob’s Red Mill Regular Rolled Oats (Gluten Free works too!)
1 tsp Chia Seeds
¾ cup Milk (I used Cashew)
1 scoop Protein Powder, Vanilla, Chocolate, or Chai
Mix everything together, cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with your favorite toppings.
Warm Vanilla Bananas
1 Banana, sliced
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Cinnamon
1 tsp Coconut Oil
Heat coconut oil on medium heat in a sauté pan until melted. Add the bananas, vanilla, and cinnamon. Sauté 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until slightly browned.
Source Bob's Red Mill