8 Classic Overnight Oats Recipes you should try

When you are particularly fed up with eating the same old boring idli’s and dosa’s for breakfast and are craving for something different and wholesome, which is easy to make and requires no gas, trust me overnight oats are the best substitutes. They are relishing whole sum meals and extremely easy to prepare.

To begin with, overnight oats are uncooked oats which you mix with the required ingredients and store in the refrigerator overnight, and then have it in the morning at breakfast. You could probably mix whatever you like and customize it the way you want, but if you are too tired to even think at the moment, we have a few recipes for you here.

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  • Classic Overnight Oats

Preparation time – two minutes

Serves – two servings

Ingredients needed –

  • Rolled oats – ½ cup
  • Plain Greek yogurt – 1/3 cup
  • Unsweetened milk of your choice – 2/3 cup
  • Vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon
  • Chia seeds or ground flax meal – 1 tablespoon
  • Honey or maple syrup – up to 2 tablespoons
  • Pinch of salt

Steps –

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients and whisk them nicely.
  2. Put the entire mixture into an airtight container
  3. Refrigerate for at least four hours before eating
  • Chocolate peanut butter overnight oats

Preparation time  – two minutes

Serves – two servings

Ingredients needed –

  • Rolled oats – ½ cup
  • Plain Greek yogurt – 1/3 cup
  • Unsweetened milk of your choice – 2/3 cup
  • Vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon
  • Chia seeds or ground flax meal – 1 tablespoon
  • Natural peanut butter – 2 tablespoons
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey or maple syrup – up to 2 tablespoons
  • Pinch of salt

Steps –

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients and whisk them nicely.
  2. Put the entire mixture into an airtight container
  3. Refrigerate for at least four hours before eating
  • Carrot cake overnight oats

Preparation time  – two minutes

Serves  – two servings

Ingredients needed  –

  • Rolled oats – ½ cup
  • Plain Greek yogurt – 1/3 cup
  • Unsweetened milk of your choice – 2/3 cup
  • Vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon
  • Chia seeds or ground flax meal – 1 tablespoon
  • Large carrot which is peeled and shredded – 1
  • Ground cinnamon – ½ teaspoon
  • Raisins – ¼ cup
  • Softened cream cheese – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey or maple syrup – up to 2 tablespoons
  • Pinch of salt

Steps –

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients and whisk them nicely.
  2. Put the entire mixture into an airtight container
  3. Refrigerate for at least four hours before eating
  • Banana chocolate chip overnight oats

Preparation time  – two minutes

Serves – two servings

Ingredients needed  –

  • Rolled oats – ½ cup
  • Plain Greek yogurt – 1/3 cup
  • Unsweetened milk of your choice – 2/3 cup
  • Vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon
  • Chia seeds or ground flax meal – 1 tablespoon
  • Ripe banana that is chopped or smashed – ½
  • Chocolate chips – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey or maple syrup – up to 2 tablespoons
  • Pinch of salt

Steps  –

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients and whisk them nicely.
  2. Put the entire mixture into an airtight container
  3. Refrigerate for at least four hours before eating
  • Tropical fruit overnight oats

Preparation time – two minutes

Serves – two servings

Ingredients needed  –

  • Rolled oats – ½ cup
  • Plain Greek yogurt – 1/3 cup
  • Chia seeds or ground flax meal – 1 tablespoon
  • Vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon
  • Full-fat coconut milk – 2/3 cup
  • Chopped or canned fresh pineapple – 1/3 cup
  • Ripe mango chopped – 1/3 cup
  • Ripe banana that is chopped or smashed – ½
  • Unsweetened flaked coconut – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey or maple syrup – up to 2 tablespoons
  • Pinch of salt

Steps –

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients and whisk them nicely.
  2. Put the entire mixture into an airtight container
  3. Refrigerate for at least four hours before eating
  • Strawberry cheesecake overnight oats

Preparation time – two minutes

Serves  – two servings

Ingredients needed –

  • Rolled oats – ½ cup
  • Plain Greek yogurt – 1/3 cup
  • Unsweetened milk of your choice – 2/3 cup
  • Vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon
  • Chia seeds or ground flax meal – 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh strawberries chopped – ¼ cup
  • Softened cream cheese – 3 tablespoons
  • Honey or maple syrup – up to 2 tablespoons
  • Pinch of salt
  • Lemon zest and juice – ½

Steps –

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients and whisk them nicely.
  2. Put the entire mixture into an airtight container
  3. Refrigerate for at least four hours before eating
  • Pumpkin spice overnight oats

Preparation time – two minutes

Serves  – two servings

Ingredients needed  –

  • Rolled oats – ½ cup
  • Plain Greek yogurt – 1/3 cup
  • Unsweetened milk of your choice – 2/3 cup
  • Vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon
  • Chia seeds or ground flax meal – 1 tablespoon
  • Plain pumpkin puree – ½ cup
  • Ground cinnamon – ½ teaspoon
  • Ground nutmeg – ¾ teaspoon
  • Ground cloves – 1/8 teaspoon
  • Honey or maple syrup – up to 2 tablespoons
  • Pinch of salt

Steps –

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients and whisk them nicely.
  2. Put the entire mixture into an airtight container
  3. Refrigerate for at least four hours before eating
  • Chocolate coconut overnight oats

Preparation time – two minutes

Serves  – two servings

Ingredients needed –

  • Rolled oats – ½ cup
  • Plain Greek yogurt – 1/3 cup
  • Vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon
  • Full-fat coconut milk – 2/3 cup
  • Chia seeds or ground flax meal – 1 tablespoon
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder – 2 tablespoons
  • Unsweetened flaked coconut – ¼ cup
  • Honey or maple syrup – up to 2 tablespoons
  • Pinch of salt

Steps –

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients and whisk them nicely.
  2. Put the entire mixture into an airtight container
  3. Refrigerate for at least four hours before eating

Conclusion

Most of us have heard the quote “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a merchant and dinner like a peasant” but very few of us actually have the time to plan out our meals in this way and usually end up reversing it. Overnight oats helps solve the problem by being nutritious and simple in making it. It saves a lot of your time and helps you feed your family the perfect breakfast. Only with the right start can their day be fun filled and energetic. Skipping breakfast is the most inadvisable thing one can do, it gives root to a lot of health issues and problems. So in this fast paced life I would any day suggest healthy wholesome meals of overnight oats. At least now we are blessed from the clutches of “the cooker whistle is still not gone and their school bus comes around in five minutes”.

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