Overnight oats. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. It was the craze some time ago, I saw it everywhere on Pinterest and on YouTube. And why not? It’s easy, healthy and delicious!
Just in case you have not yet tried overnight oats, you’re in luck because Quaker Oats is sharing some delicious Quaker Overnight Oats Club Recipes!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Within the first 30 minutes of waking up, it’s important to start up your metabolic system with a good meal so that you can get the strength and endurance to go about your day. Breakfast is also the most skipped meal of the day because most of us jump out of bed and head off to work in a rush, with no time to cook or eat a proper breakfast.
Enter Overnight Oats. Overnight oats are a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of fiber and fruits. Use a mason jar or any covered container, preferably glass, and you can just grab it from the refrigerator in the morning on your way out the door. Don’t forget a spoon! Or you can keep a spoon in the office or keep a pack of biodegradable disposable spoons in your bag. 😉
What is Overnight Oats? Basically, you take some uncooked oats, usually rolled oats. but you can also use quick cooking or instant if you want, add some liquid and toppings, and leave it in the refrigerator overnight. That’s it! You can put it together in minutes! In the morning, the oats will have absorbed the liquid and will be ready to eat for breakfast or snacks. No cooking required!
Another great thing about overnight oats is that it’s not fussy. You don’t need to measure ingredients. Just eyeball it and add whatever you like, as much as you like! Who knows, you might discover some delicious combinations!
During the Quaker Oats event last week, we made our own overnight oats! The oats were pre-soaked overnight for us, but we were free to add any toppings we wanted!
I guess I went overboard with all the things I liked: lots of mangoes, greek yogurt, chia seeds, pecans, walnuts, cinnamon, and honey, lots of honey!
Some of the liquids you can use are:
- skim milk
- almond milk
- soy milk
- coconut milk
Some of the toppings you can use are:
- cocoa powder (my favorite topping!)
- chocolate chips
- chia seeds
- sliced bananas
- granola (add just before eating or they will get soggy in the refrigerator)
- berries, cranberries, raisins, etc…
- nuts (peanuts, walnuts, pecans, cashews, pistachios, etc…)
- peanut butter and other nut butters
You don’t have to limit yourself to a sweet overnight oats breakfast. If you’re like me and you prefer savory breakfasts, you can do something like a coconut milk and curry overnight oats with shredded chicken, fried garlic, green onions or even with a poached egg or slices of hard-boiled egg.
Surprisingly, the overnight oats don’t taste raw. They are chewy (rolled oats), but totally edible and taste good and healthy.
Based on my experience, overnight oats last a long time in the refrigerator. Since I am lazy, one time I made overnight oats (using rolled oats) on Sunday night good for Monday – Friday of the next week, and when I got to Friday, it was still good. Just make sure to use the more perishable ingredients for Monday – Wednesday (like fresh fruits and avocado and fresh milk), and ingredients that will last longer for Thursday – Friday (like canned peaches or fruit cocktail or cocoa powder or almond milk).
I like to keep jars of overnight oats in the refrigerator so that I can just get one any time that I have a snack craving. It’s not only for breakfasts but also for midnight snack attacks, too! Personally, I think it’s better that I eat the overnight oats rather than eat a bar of chocolate when late night cravings attack! 😀
Quaker is a company that has a long heritage of providing healthy mornings for over 140 years, that’s why I am more confident using the brand, especially for oats that will be uncooked.
QUAKER OVERNIGHT BREAKFAST CLUB
During the event, Quaker also introduced the members of their Quaker Overnight Breakfast Club – Joyce Pring, Wil Dasovich, Patti Grandidge and Lauren Young. Each club member shared his or her favorite Quaker Overnight Oats Club Recipes.
“I first made overnight oats a year ago. But I just really got into it. It’s the perfect time to get started too since so many fruits are in season,” said Grandidge.
Dasovich likes overnight oats because of its morning boost, “I’ve found that oats allow me to start my day strong and keep me satisfied just in time for my next meal.”
Above everything else, however, is how easy Overnight Oats are to prepare. “All you need to know are three steps: (1) place the oats in the jar, (2) soak oats in milk, and (3) add your toppers. That’s it! Pop it in the fridge and you’ll have a nutritious and satiating breakfast that will get you through the busiest mornings,” Young said.
Share your healthy mornings and be a part of the Quaker Overnight Breakfast Club with the hashtag #QuakerOvernightBreakfastClub. You can also win prizes from Quaker if you upload your healthy morning overnight breakfast oats creations on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag.
OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPES!
Here are some Overnight Oats recipes that you can try! You can print out the recipe cards and pin them to your fridge for easy reference!
To print, just right click on the recipe card and choose the Save As option. Now that you have it saved, just print it however you want!
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