Oats are a great breakfast food, recommended by many nutritionists for their healthy balance of carbohydrates, fiber, and protein (13 grams per half a cup!) that helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer. They are also loaded with minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, including manganese, magnesium, and vitamin B1.
The chia seeds in this recipe help the oatmeal to thicken into a delicious, pudding-like consistency. If you prefer your oats a little runnier, however, just experiment with adding fewer chia seeds or more plant milk.
Did you know, oatmeal originally comes from Scotland, where it’s known as porridge. Oats form a large part of the traditional diet there, and porridge is prepared with a special tool called a spurtle and served plain with just a little salt. We’ve added salt to this recipe in homage to its Scottish origins, and because we think it helps to bring out the subtle flavors.
This breakfast recipe is quick, tasty, healthy, cheap, and infinitely customizable. We’ve included some of our favorite flavor combinations below, but experimentation is definitely encouraged.
Overnight Oats – Main Ingredients:
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup of your favorite plant milk
1 ½ tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp maple syrup or agave syrup
Pinch of salt
8 pumps Daily Boost in the flavor of your choice
Our favorite topping combos:
Raspberry and shredded coconut (use coconut milk and Daily Boost Mixed Berry)
Peanut butter, banana, and cacao nibs (use almond milk and Daily Boost Mocha)
Shredded apple, raisin, and cinnamon (with Daily Boost Lemon Turmeric)
Orange zest and grated dark chocolate (with Daily Boost Orange Ginger)
Other topping ideas:
Dried fruit (goji berries, dates, or dried apricots are good)
Fresh berries like blueberries, cranberries, or strawberries
Your favorite protein powder
Nut butter (such as cashew, or sunflower)
- The night before, add all the main ingredients to a large glass jar that has an airtight lid. Mason jars are perfect! Stir to combine, place in the refrigerator, then go get your beauty sleep!
- The next morning, take the jar out of the refrigerator, and gauge the consistency. If it has thickened up more than you like, add a splash more plant milk until you reach the desired texture. Overnight oats can be heated at this stage, but they are usually enjoyed chilled.
- Stir through the toppings of your choice and you’re good to go!
Overnight oats can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container without toppings for up to 5 days, so go ahead and make a batch for the week ahead!