Overnight oats in a jar is the easiest breakfast recipe and definitely one of my favorites way to start the morning. Or let’s say the ‘night’ before!
- Only 5 minutes of preparation the night before
- It’s hip and healthy
- Endless variations which will spark your creativity and makes you even more hooked
- Oats are among the world’s healthiest grains and a good source of vitamins, minerals and naturally gluten-free. They help reduce cholesterol, bloodsugar levels, blood pressure levels and promote healthy gut bacteria
- Soaking oats overnight improves better absorption and eliminates the anti-nutrient called phytic acid, which is not preferable in big amounts. For more info about oats click on: Oats explained.
- a complete breakfast with sufficient proteins, carbs, fats and fibers, to keep you feel fulfilled throughout your morning
- meal prepping possible: make several jar’s ahead of time for your busy week to come
- Easy on-the-go- breakfast.
- great in combination with Chia-seeds. Or use only chia seeds, which makes it more of a pudding, see recipe below.
This post is not just One Recipe, that’s why I name it a workshop, because I like to give you the full picture, and showing you the endless possibilities. With these Overnight Oats, there is no right or wrong, just try, taste and explore and make it your own. I give you the basic recipe for overnight oats and/or chia seeds, followed by 2 more extended versions, which include lists of all toppings, several preparation and serving options and last but not least samples of flavours and combinations to try. (all printable or to be saved in pdf-file)
I often combine the overnight oats mixture with layers of a delicious mango mixture, called Mango Lassi, a recipe from Golubka kitchen. Please click on the link and file the recipe for your records. This Mango lassi keeps well in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Enjoy, Good luck, and don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you have and share your versions on Instagram.
Workshop Overnight oats, held in Bali during Myrthe’s Retreat, where I provided all Food. It was such a fun project to do with all the guests, inspiring them to take this ‘habit’ back home.
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats *option: quick oats
- 1 tbs of chia seeds no need, but great addition
- dash of cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup of plant based milk almond, coconut, rice, cashew, macnut
- for the sweet tooth: 1/2 tsp of maple syrup/honey**
- for a creamier version: 1-2 tbs of greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt***
- Place all ingredients in a glass jar/container and mix/stir thoroughly, until there are no chia seed clumpls left.
- Cover the jar and place in fridge for at least an hour or overnight.
- When ready the next morning, check texture, thin with a little more milk if desired.
- Add your fruits and toppings, including some home made granola.
- Quick oats are definetely an option, just know they are more processed and create a more mushy consistency. Rolled oats keep more of a bite
- I hardly ever add a sweetner, the next morning with my fruit and granola it's sweet enough.
- Without the yoghurt I think it's still great, I like to use my yoghurt as a topping
Chai seeds pudding
- 1/4 cup of dark or white chia seeds
- 1 cup of plant based milk like almond, macnut, coconut, cashew, oat milk
For a more creamier version and my favorite coconut-chia taste
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup of coconut cream
- 3/4 cup of coconut milk
- Stir thoroughly, until no chia clumps left.
- Store in fridge for at least an hour or overnight.
- Use on it's own with fruits and toppings, or use as one of the layers in your breakfast jar or dessert.
Combinations of flavours to add to your basic 'overnight oats' recipe
Strawberries & Cream
- stir in 1/4 cup of dried or fresh strawberries + 1/4 cup coconut cream or yoghurt
Banana Nut Muffin
- stir in 1/2 banana sliced 2 tbs of chopped walnuts and some cinnamon
- stir in 1/4 cup shredded carrots + 2 tbs of raisins + 1 tbs of maple syrup + a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
Peanut butter Chocolate Chip
- stir in 1 tbs of peanut butter + 1 tbs of dark chocolate chips and a pinch of salt
Apple Pie bowl
- stir in 1/4 cup dried raisins or cranberries + 1/4 cup dried or fresh chopped apples + 1 tsp brown sugar or maple syrup + cinnamon and nutmeg
- stir in 1/2 cup of cubed mango 2 tbs of shredded coconut and 1 tbs of macadamia nuts
- stir in 1 tbs of dark chocolate chips + 2 tbs of chopped raw almonds + 2 tbs of shredded dried coconut