Classic Overnight Oats. I love making overnight oats for a busy morning! Not only are they delicious, but they are incredibly healthy! My healthy overnight oats recipe is excellent for weight loss.
My Classic Overnight Oats with Yogurt Recipe is:
- An excellent meal prep breakfast
- Gut healthy
- High in fiber
- Great to balance hormones
- Good breakfast for weight loss
This is a great base recipe for those who are just starting to make overnight oats because you can customize them and add any other ingredients for flavor!
CLASSIC OVERNIGHT OATS INGREDIENTS
- Rolled (old fashioned) oats
- Chia seeds
- Yogurt of choice
- Milk of choice
- Maple syrup or honey (optional)
HEALTH BENEFITS OF OVERNIGHT OATMEAL
- Rolled oats are an excellent source of fiber! Fiber is CRUCIAL for good gut health!
- Chia seeds are another excellent source of fiber! Chia seeds also contain omega-3 fatty acids which lower inflammation and help with cognitive function.
- Milk (depending on what kind you use) is a great source of calcium and other minerals! I like to use soy milk or other plant based milks.
- Yogurt is excellent for gut health! Depending on what kind you use, it can also be a great source of protein too! I like to use organic yogurt and sometimes a coconut yogurt.
TIPS TO MAKE THE BEST OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPE
MY MAIN TIP IS TO PERSONALIZE IT!! Use the ingredients that you love on top of this base recipe.
Overnight oats ideas:
- Add fruits! I love adding mangoes or strawberries as these are super sweet and you won't need much (if any) extra sweetener. The only fruit I would not recommend is banana because it might get mushy and not taste good anymore depending on how long you store it.
- Use nut butters for that extra smooth and creamy flavor. I love adding a spoon of peanut butter on top of warm oats. Yum!
- Experiment with different seeds. Sometimes I use flaxseeds or hemp seeds in place of chia seeds!
- Use different flavors and spices! Two of my favorites are cinnamon and vanilla extract!
Whatever you decide to use, make it your own and make sure you love it! Life is too short to be eating food we don't like.
WATCH HOW TO MAKE EASY CLASSIC OVERNIGHT OATMEAL
HOW TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATS
All you have to do is add the ingredients to a mason jar. Or, use another tupperware/ container with a lid.
- ½ cup rolled (old fashioned) oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ cup plain yogurt
- ¾ cup milk of choice low
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
Shake it all up to completely combine! Make sure to shake it really good to ensure you have no clumps of chia seeds.
Store your overnight oats in the fridge for at least 1 night.
Are overnight oats eaten hot or cold??
You can eat them either way! I like how they taste both ways! If you heat it, the oats will thicken. So add more milk as needed for the consistency you like!
The fun thing about the base recipe for overnight oats, is that you can add whatever you want to it to make it unique!
Frequently asked questions about my healthy overnight oats.
IS IT BAD TO EAT OVERNIGHT OATS EVERY DAY?
Overnight oats can be eaten every day as part of a healthy and sustainable diet.
WHAT OATS ARE BEST FOR OVERNIGHT OATS?
Old fashioned oats.
DO OVERNIGHT OATS MAKE YOU POOP?
Since they are so high in soluble and insoluble fiber, overnight oats are great to help with your gut problems like constipation.
More oatmeal recipes you might like!
- Maple Cinnamon Overnight Oatmeal
- Vanilla Cold Brew Overnight Oatmeal
- Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats
- Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats
- Tropical Mango Overnight Oats
- Golden Turmeric Oatmeal
- Strawberry Oatmeal
- Blueberry Oatmeal
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Classic Overnight Oats
- Mason jar
- ½ cup rolled (old fashioned) oatmeal low FODMAP & Gluten Free use Gluten Free Oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ cup plain yogurt low FODMAP & Vegan use almond milk yogurt
- ¾ cup milk of choice low FODMAP & Vegan use almond milk
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (optional for sweetness) low FODMAP & Vegan use maple syrup
- Shake or stir all ingredients together in a mason jar. Refrigerate overnight.
- Eat hot or cold. It will thicken the more you heat it, so add more milk as needed if you are heating it.