5 Best Overnight Oat Recipes You Have to Try

Jun 29, 2020 07:30 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter (staff@foodworldnews.com)

Overnight Oatmeal
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Do you always crave for a tasty midnight snack? Or perhaps, you don't always have time to make breakfast, and you need something that is delicious but can be prepared the night before? Either way, overnight oatmeals are the way to go. 

Oatmeal is one of the most popular carbohydrate-induced foods in the world. Some people like to eat oatmeal for breakfast, some eat it for a quick snack, and some also use them as the main ingredient on their cookies and pastries. Oatmeal is a healthy, nutritious grain that will give you the energy that you will need for the day. 

What are overnight oats?

Overnight oatmeals are basically pre-made oats the night before and consumed the day after. However, overnight oatmeals can be made in bulk-  let's say, for a week at least- and are kept inside the refrigerator. Overnight oatmeals are one of the most trending foods in the world right now. However, many people, especially those that are health-conscious, make it even before the trend. 

Are overnight oats cold or hot?

Overnight oats can be consumed either hot or cold, depending on your preference. However, many recipes online about overnight oats tell it should be refrigerated overnight. Most people eat it cold and say they are delicious nevertheless. However, you may also reheat your overnight oats if you want. 

Overnight oat Recipes

Overnight oatmeal is very easy to do. All you need is old-fashioned oats, Greek yogurt, milk, some chia seeds or whatever seeds you prefer, and a pinch of salt. You may also opt to add fruits, nuts, or syrups that you like. Overnight oats are customizable, and you can experiment with your mix every day. In this article, we will show you five delicious and easy-to-prepare overnight oatmeals that you can do for your meal plan. 

  • Classic Vanilla Overnight Oats

If you love vanilla and you just want your overnight oats simple yet delicious, this is the perfect overnight oatmeal recipe for you. For this recipe, all you need ½ cup of overnight oats, ⅓ cup of plain Greek yogurt, ⅔ cup of milk (you may opt for almond milk, low-fat, or whatever you prefer), one tablespoon of chia seeds, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to balance the sweetness. You may also add honey or maple syrup if you like. 

Classic Overnight Oatmeal
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  • Carrot Overnight Oats

Carrots are rich in vitamin A and biotin, which is good for the eyes. If you love carrots, this overnight oat recipe is the one to go for. You will need the usual overnight oat measurements, ½ cup of overnight oats, ⅓ cup of Greek yogurt, ⅔ cup of milk, and then add some shredded carrots. You may also add syrup to it. This recipe will taste better when mixed with raisins. 

Overnight Oatmeal
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  • Chocolate-Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Chocolate and peanut butter are some of the best-paired ingredients, and a lot would surely agree to it. For this overnight oat recipe, you will need the usual measurements of overnight oats, Greek yogurt, and milk. You may add either chocolate milk or cocoa powder, whichever you prefer. Add peanut butter on top. This recipe is also best to pair with a banana. 

Chocolate Overnight Oatmeal
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  • Banana and Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats

If you don't like peanut butter, you can simply do a banana and chocolate overnight oat recipe. With the usual overnight oat measurements, you can add a tablespoon of chocolate chips and small slices of banana. The chocolate will blend in perfectly with the oats and the banana. 

Banana Overnight Oatmeal
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  • Berries and Nuts Overnight Oats

If you're more of a berry person, this is the best overnight oatmeal recipe for you. You may choose your own type of berry-- blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, etc.-- and add it to your oatmeal mixture. You may also add almonds, pistachio nuts, pecan nuts, or whatever nut you want to add in. 

Overnight Oatmeal
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