Overnight Oats! Chill it and leave it

Overnight Banana Raisins Oatmeal (Small Batch)

Do you want a quick fix, healthy, delicious and no bake breakfast or snack? I got something for you! Overnight Oatmeal! Super easy and delicous and you can prepare it ahead of time and even have it to go when you are having a super busy morning. This recipe allows me to quickly create different variations with just simple ingredients.

Do you want a quick fix, healthy, delicious and no bake breakfast or snack? I got something for you! Overnight Oatmeal! Super easy and delicious and you can prepare it ahead of time and even have it to go when you are having a super busy morning. This recipe allows me to quickly create different variations with just simple ingredients.

Overnight Peaches and Cream Oatmeal (Small Batch)

I love oatmeal, yogurt and fruits which are the main ingredients of this recipe, not to mention there is no cooking or baking needed. You just have to mix all the ingredients, shake, shake, shake and leave it overnight to allow the oatmeal to soften.

The rolled oats is the one that requires cooking, because they are harder and thicker. This is why this is what is commonly used in overnight oatmeal recipes. The process of having it soaked in milk and yogurt and leaving it overnight is what will soften the oatmeal. This replaces the normal cooking process.

Overnight Oatmeal (Small Batch)

I had tried both instant and the rolled oats, and I prefer the instant oatmeal because it does not have the grainy taste that I found to exist in the rolled oats even though it had been soaked overnight. It’s just a matter of preference. Try to make both and decide which one you prefer. This is very short recipe, so let’s get started!

Although, I have to confess that I totally went against the concept of this overnight oatmeal because I prefer to use instant oatmeal rather than rolled oats. The instant oatmeal is the one that does not require boiling or cooking. You just pour hot water and let sit for few minutes to soften.

Overnight Oatmeal Recipe (Small Batch)

The rolled oats is the one that requires cooking, because they are harder and thicker. This is why this is what is commonly used in overnight oatmeal recipes. The process of having it soaked in milk and yogurt and leaving it overnight is what will soften the oatmeal. This replaces the normal cooking process.

  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup milk (any milk will work)
  • 4 tbsp plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey or any sweetner you prefer
  • 5 tbsp water (to cook the tapioca)
  • Mix in ingredients/Sauce :
    • Fresh Fruits  (Strawberry,Blueberry,Banana,Peach,Plums,Raspberry,Pineapple,Mango)
    • Shredded dried coconut, or toasted coconut
    • Dried Fruits like Raisins
    • Nuts & Seeds (Almonds, Hazelnuts,Flax Seeds etc.)
    • Flavouring like Cinnamon, Vanilla , Cocoa Powder (to make it chocolate flavor)
    • Jam, Peanut Butter
    • Salted Caramel Sauce
    • Chocolate Ganache

The base oatmeal recipe can be used for any variations and flavoring. The important thing to folow the ratio of 2:1 for liquid and oats. There are variety of ways to make it or flavor it, you do not have to stick to this recipe. Experiment and enjoy!

Tip for successful overnights oats:

  1. Follow the ratio of 2:1 for liquid and oats. Too less liquid and you will end up with a dry oats, and too much liquid will end up to runny oats.
  2. Do not be tempted to add fresh fruits immediately in the mix, as it could get mushy. If you really want to do this, mix first oats, yogurt,honey and milk and just leave all the fruits on top WITHOUT mixing it. This way, the fruits are not submerge and will remain fresh.

Instructions:

  1. In a jar or any clean jar or bowl, mix together oatmeal, milk, yogurt and honey.
  2. If you are using Tapioca Pearl: Add 1/4 cup water in a pan with 1 tbsp Tapioca. Simmer for 30 second – 1 minute or until it thickens and becomes starchy. Set aside to cool, then mix in with the rest of the ingredients in the jar/bowl.
  3. For the mix in ingredients, you have 2 options:
    • Add any mix in ingredients of your choice to the oatmeal mixture then mix until fully combined OR
    • Save the mix in ingredients for later and add it when you are going to eat the oatmeal.
  4. Leave in the fridge overnight if using rolled oats. If using instant oatmeal, 1 – 2 hours soaking is enough.

Good to know:

  • Some rolled oats might require more liquid to soften. If you find your mixture too dry or thick and the oats are not yet soft, add a little bit more milk. Adjust the consistency according to your preference. The idea is to have the rolled oats fully submerged in milk and yogurt.
  • It you are mixing it directly in the jar or container where you intend to store it, make sure to use bigger jar. This makes the mixing easier, or you can even just shake it to mix it. This is very convenient especially if you are having it to go.
  • You can also mix everything in a big bowl and just transfer it into a jar or container for storage in the fridge.

Easy Overnight  Oatmeal Recipes

Try it and let me know how it goes.♥

 

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