/body> >

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Overnight Oats


Overnight Oats is a healthy and delicious no-cook dish that serves as a perfect make-ahead breakfast, especially for Summers . It is made by soaking oats and chia seeds in milk or coconut water overnight. When ready to serve, just top it with chopped fruits, berries and nuts of your choice and you are sorted. Overnight oats makes for a nutritious and filling breakfast, perfect for those busy mornings. With a simple recipe this creamy, pudding like dish can also be served as a dessert or a mid-day snack. I have used gluten-free rolled oats in this recipe, but quick cooking oats can also be used.


The recipe can be customized as apart from oats all the other ingredients can be used as per choice. Both quick cooking or rolled oats can be used, here i have used gluten-free rolled oats. Quick cooking oats require less time for soaking. Jaggery powder, sugar, maple syrup or honey can be used in this recipe or the addition of sweetener can be skipped altogether. I have used fruits like strawberries, mangoes and bananas which are readily available in this season. You may use any fruit of your choice. If you do not have chia seeds, you may use sabja seeds or skip addition of seeds completely. I have used walnuts, pistachio and almonds here, you may add any nuts or even raisins. Vegans may add plain water or coconut water in place of milk or may use any plant based milk for soaking the oats. Overnight oats tastes great when served chilled and thus makes a perfect breakfast treat during Summers. 

                                  
Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They are a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, plant-based protein, fiber and antioxidants. This makes it a powerful meal for gut, heart, and brain health. Studies show that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits which include weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease.
Consuming overnight oats also has many health benefits. Lets have a look at them Source
  • Adding overnight oats to your daily diet can boost your fiber intake and metabolism.
  • Overnight oats contain good amounts of healthy carbohydrates.
  • Overnight oats helps reduce Type 2 Diabetes.
  • The resistant starch in overnight oats offers fat-burning properties.
  • The fiber present in overnight oats helps fight Diarrhea.
  • The B vitamins present in the overnight oats can boost brain function.
  • The plant-based proteins in overnight oats prevents heart disease in children.
  • Overnight oats are an excellent sources of Zinc to fight hormone imbalance.

Preparation Time: 6-8 hours
Cooking Time: 0 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup quick cooking oats or rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk / water/ coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds / sabja seeds
  • 2 teaspoon honey / sweetener of your choice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fruits/ berries
  • 2 tablespoon chopped nuts
Method:
  1. Take oats in a small jar or individual serving glasses. Add milk or water to it and mix well. Add honey and stir. Now top it with chia seeds or sabja seeds. Cover and refrigerate. You may skip the seeds all together if you do not have. 



2. On overnight soaking, we can see that both chia seeds and oats have absorbed the milk. You may add more milk at this stage.


3. Now add chopped fruits and berries of your choice. Lastly top it with chopped nuts and serve the overnight oats.




Recipe Notes:
  • Overnight oats tastes great when served chilled and thus makes a perfect breakfast treat during Summers. 
  •  Both quick cooking or rolled oats can be used, here i have used gluten-free rolled oats. Quick cooking oats require less time for soaking. 
  • Jaggery powder, sugar, maple syrup or honey can be used in this recipe or the addition of sweetener can be skipped altogether. 
  • You may use any fruit and nuts of your choice in this recipe. Just make sure you do not add citrus fruits or melons which may not work well with milk.
  • If you do not have chia seeds, you may use sabja seeds or skip addition of seeds completely. 
  • Vegans may add plain water or coconut water in place of milk or may use any plant based milk for soaking the oats. 
Taking this healthy and delicious overnight oats to the #195th #FoodieMondayBlogHop where the theme for the week is Third Letter Magic. This lovely theme was suggested by Amrita Iyer. As per the theme, we had to cook a dish starting with the third letter of our names. As "O" is the third letter of my name , i chose this overnight oats for the challenge, in which both the main ingredient and the dish name starts with letter O. 

                                        

If you ever try this recipe, do share your feedback with us in the comment section below.
Follow us on #Facebook  #Instagram ,  #Twitter#Pinterest and #Google+  for more recipes and new updates. 

For more oats recipes, do check out the following from this blog
                                 
                                
                                 
                                                
                                 
                                 
                                
                                


18 comments :

  1. I love everything about oats. Overnight oats is another way to add oats to your diet. Super recipe, as always!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ravneet. Glad to know that you too long be oats as much as we do.

      Delete
  2. Oats and sabja seeds superb combination to follow good diet. The idea of having overnight Oats with sabja and fruits combination is very delectable for this summer season.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Aruna. Overnight oats with fresh fruits and chia seeds is absolutely delicious and just perfect for Summers.

      Delete
  3. Love this recipe! A healthy and delicious breakfast option this is, with all those fruits and sabja seeds going in.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Priya. This is my preferred brekky these days.

      Delete
  4. I love overnight oats as breakfast. You made this overnight oats super healthy by adding seeds and fruits. Looks so inviting. Loved it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful presentation poonam. I do not like oats in milk but you have made, explained and presented it so well that you are tempting me to try soon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Renu. Oats with milk in a porridge is often boring but in this dish with rolled oats and colorful fresh fruits and berries you are bound to love it. Do give it a try.

      Delete
  6. Such a colorful breakfast, can brighten up anyone's day. I prefer using rolled oats as quick cooking oats when soaked overnight become too mushy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are right di, rolled oats hold the shape and do not turn mushy as the quick cooking oats do. Thank you.

      Delete
  7. Loved these tempting oats cups with goodness of chia seeds and fruits. Though I prefer savoury oats but won't mind trying such a colorful and healthy dish for breakfast.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Even I prefer Savory oats over the sweet ones but this one is an exception. You simply cannot resist this colorful cup over breakfast.

      Delete
  8. I make a lot of stuff with Oats, but sweet Oats has no takers at home, including me. I loved ur recipe and presentaion , Poonam ! very inviting !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Kalyani. You can skip adding honey and have the overnight oats without a sweetener and only with fresh chopped fruits.

      Delete
  9. Such a beautiful presentation, lovely healthy morning breakfast !!!

    ReplyDelete

poonambachhav.blogspot.com