Overnight Oats

Overnight oats rhubarb compote frozen berries

As winter approaches here in Melbourne, it gets more and more difficult to haul ones self out of bed for work in the mornings.

So, there must be some sort of motivation to get up and moving, right? 😛

Making up this yummy concoction the night before, will surely get you excited about the morning to come!

Overnight oats is simply oats that is soaked in the liquid of our choice overnight. They literally absorb the liquid you put them in, and grow into a bowlful of wonderfulness.

The best thing is NO COOKING involved!!! 😀 They are so easy.

Another great thing is there are so many variations you can try too. Switch up the liquids for different thickness and change up the fruits and fillings for variety.

Oats are a healthy way to kick start your day! They not only keep you fuller for longer due to their low GI index. But, can help reduce cholesterol levels and aid in digestion with its high soluble fiber content. (Your gut and heart will thank you!)

Have it for breakfast or if you are like me find it difficult to eat with a spoon and drive :P, have it for morning tea. It really does take you all the way to lunch, due to all its goodness.

Overnight Oats
adapted from katheats.com

Ingredients
1/3 Oats
1/3 – 1/2 cup Milk or Juice (depending on how thick you like it)
1/3 cup Yogurt
1/2 cup Fruit (I like banana, rhubarb compote and frozen berries)
1/4 tsp Chia Seeds

Method
Do this the night before

Mix oats, liquid, yogurt and chia seeds in a separate bowl

Layer the fruits and compote with the wet oat mixture in a of choice in a container (I used small sized Weck jars)

Place lid on and leave in the fridge overnight

Next morning, remove from the fridge and enjoy

You can also add crunchy granola as well for something special, if you have time.

Enjoy and start the day right, with a smile 🙂

overnight oats

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3 thoughts on “Overnight Oats

  1. know says:

    A certain friend of mine is looking to get into the oats game, but doesn’t take well to fruit!
    Are there any good modifications to the recipe?

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    • Choyful. says:

      You could try lacing the oats with peanut butter and roughly chopped up nuts, or add roughly chopped nuts to the liquid oat mix and let it sit in the fridge overnight and just before serving swirl some nutella through for a chocolate version. Add these things to taste, trying the mix as you go. Please let me know how you go and good luck!

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  2. Carrie says:

    Delicious! I really find it hard to find the time to prepare a wholesome breakfast in the morning, so this is perfect for me to try! Thanks, Hilda! 🙂 Loving your blog. ❤

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