You need 5 basic ingredients to make the base for these healthy overnight oats with yogurt! I topped them with blueberries, raspberries and peanut butter for a speedy creamy, tasty, healthy and easy make-ahead breakfast. This recipe keeps in the fridge for 3-4 days.
I’ve been making this for the last 2 weeks, every single day and I just cannot stop. These oats have become my favorite, not only summer breakfast, but summer treat.
Having no time to cook, I’m kinda sick of eating sandwiches all the time. Or waiting until it’s 9 pm to make myself dinner and salad. So I started making overnight oats again because they’re so easy and they taste so so delicious. Plus they’re actually the only recipe other than a salad that fills me up without making me crave a nap.
Overnight Oats Ingredients
Oats. You can use rolled oats, I’ve also used quick oats, without anything added to them. Using quick oats results in a creamier breakfast, rolled oats will not get that creamy.
Honey. Add some liquid sweetener to the base, to make it, well – sweeter. You can also use maple syrup or any type of sweetener you have.
Vanilla. I used ground natural vanilla, but vanilla extract should work as well. Use just a little bit here.
Yogurt. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m not a fan of flavored yogurt, so I used plain Greek yogurt for this recipe. If you want to use a different type of yogurt, adjust the flavor.
Milk or Water. Finally, you can use almond milk (or any type of milk), or even water to soak the oats overnight.
For toppings, I chose a tablespoon of peanut butter, then added some raspberries and blueberries, because they’re delicious and they’re in season and cheap right now.
Making Overnight Oats
So the process is pretty simple…
- Put all of the base ingredients in a jar or some other type of food container
- Using a fork mix them really well together.
- Then close that jar with a lid and leave it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
- Once you take it out – add the fruit and peanut butter and you’re done!
- Grab a spoon and dig in.
The one thing that can go wrong when making overnight oats is the ratio of oats to milk. You want the oats to just be covered with the liquid.
Meal Prep And Vegan Option
There’s not much you need to do to meal prep overnight oats for the week. You can mix the base ingredients in a jar, cover with a lid and abandon them in the fridge for as long as you want. Adding your favorite nut butter ahead would also be fine.
The only thing I’d not add if I were to eat these in 2-3 days is the fruit. Sometimes fruit spoils really fast and if you don’t want it to ruin the entire “jar”, simply add your favorite fruit the day of. Another option is to add jelly instead of fresh fruit – this way nothing will spoil.
You can also easily make these overnight oats vegan by leaving out the Greek yogurt, adding a tbsp of chia seeds and using maple syrup instead of honey.
Well, let’s hope you enjoy this super easy healthy breakfast – if you do decide to make it, let me know how it went!
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