By Mary Angela S. Barlongay
Overnight oats are a no-cook method of making oatmeal, in which you simply mix rolled oats with liquid and other ingredients, and let it rest in the fridge overnight. Come morning, you have a pudding-like porridge perfect for grab-and-go breakfasts. The texture is a lot denser and creamier than hot/stove-top oats. It’s so easy to prepare, all you need is a regular bowl, a sealed food container, and a refrigerator. You can customize it anyway you like depending on your taste.
Here are six Overnight Oats recipes we suggest you try. Bear in mind, all of them should be refrigerated overnight:
S’Mores Overnight Oats
In a jar, add ½ cup uncooked oats, ½ cup low fat milk, one piece graham cracker, one tbsp marshmallows, and one tbsp mini chocolate chips.
Mango Overnight Oats
In a jar, add ½ cup uncooked oats, 1/3 low fat yogurt, ¼ cup low fat milk, one tsp. chia seeds, one tspz honey, ½ cup mangoes (diced), and 1/8 tsp. almond extract.
Apple Cinnamon Crunch Overnight Oats
In a jar, add ½ cup uncooked oats, ½ cup milk or apple cider, one tbsp. granola, 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, one tsp. honey, and ½ cup apples (diced).
Berry Overnight Oats
In a jar, add ½ cup uncooked oats, ½ cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt, ½ cup non-fat milk, one cup fresh mixed berries and fruits (grapes, strawberries, etc.), and one tsp. chia seeds.
Banana Nut Overnight Oats
In a jar, add ½ cup uncooked oats, ¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract, one tbsp. Greek yogurt, ½ cup low fat milk, two tsp. honey, 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg, ½ tsp. ground cinnamon, two tbsp. walnuts (chopped), and one ½ pcs. ripe bananas (sliced, divided).
Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
In a jar, add ½ cup uncooked oats, ½ cup non-fat milk, two tbsp. pecans (chopped), ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon, 2 tsp. maple syrup, and ¼ cup carrots (shredded).
The original article was first published in Manila Bulletin Lifestyle.