Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day! If I have some time in the morning, I like to celebrate breakfast. Often I make myself a colorfully topped porridge, waffles or pancakes. But unfortunately, I often do not have the time in the morning to prepare such a cozy breakfast. Especially during the week it has to go really quickly in my case. The best thing is when the food is already waiting for me in the fridge. That’s why I now often have Overnight Oats. I can easily mix them together the night before and eat them the next morning directly out of the refrigerator.
As practical and delicious as they are, I am also a fan of warm meals for breakfast. And that’s why I came up with a mix of convenient Overnight Oats and a warm oatmeal: The Overnight Oatmeal!
The Best of Both Worlds
The great thing about this recipe is that it combines the best of both. On the one hand, you can prepare breakfast quickly the day before. Overnight, the oats soak up all the liquid and become wonderfully creamy. So to prepare the Overnight Oats part you need oats of course. The amount is actually up to you. I prefer to use about 60 grams which is about 3/4 cup of rolled oats. For this recipe you can use both quick cooking oats, as well as rolled oat or a mixture of both.
Next, you’ll need some fruit. My favorite here are strawberries. I just wash and cut them into small pieces. Instead of strawberries you can also use blueberries, raspberries, mangoes or apples. My tip is to cut the fruit into small pieces or grate them. This way, the berries or fruits can release their aromas and sweetness to the oats. Now pour this mixture with some unsweetened, non dairy milk and mix everything well. For 60g or 3/4 cup of oats you need about 180 to 190 ml or 3/4 to 1 cup of liquid, to make sure that the whole mixture is covered with milk.
How to turn overnight oats into an overnight oatmeal?
The next morning, the oats have absorbed the liquid nicely and the fruit has released their sweetness. Now, obviously, with classic Overnight Oats, you’d eat them right out of the fridge. In this recipe, however, we take a slightly different approach. Once you get the oats out of the fridge, give them a quick stir and put them into your microwave for a minute at about 800 watts.
After that, you can top them directly with some yogurt. Personally, in this case I prefer a vegan soy-based skyr. But instead you can also use low-fat curd, yogurt, Greek yogurt or whatever you like. Finally, you can add some fresh fruit on top and then the breakfast is all done and ready to eat.
practical, simple & delicious
You see, this recipe is really insanely simple and quick to make. The night before, you just stir everything together. The next morning, the oats will have a wonderfully creamy consistency. Heating them up briefly in the microwave makes them slightly warm, which in turn goes perfectly with the fresh, cold yogurt. For me, this simple Overnight Oatmeal is truly the perfect breakfast when things need to go fast. And in total, it doesn’t take me less than 5 minutes to prepare a delicious, warm, and healthy breakfast.
How does your perfect overnight oatmeal looks like?
Like so many of my basic recipes, this one leaves you plenty of room for your own creativity and preferences. On the one hand, you can obviously adjust the ingredient amounts variably to your needs. On the other hand, you can use your favorite fruit or whatever is in season for your oatmeal and topping. And of course you can add as many ingredients as you like. Chia seeds, flax seeds, dried fruits, nuts or even cocoa nibs fit perfectly here. If you prefer it a little more on the sweet side, you can also add some stevia or maple syrup to the base mix of your Overnight Porridge. So just let your creativity run wild here.
I hope you like this breakfast idea as much as I do. I find the mix of Overnight Oats and a warm Oatmeal not only absolutly convenient, but also incredibly tasty. So feel free to give them a try and let me know how you liked them.
Have fun trying them out and see you for the next recipe,
- 3/4 cup (rolled or quick cooking) oats ~60g
- 3/4 cup unsweetend almond milk ~180 ml
- 3/4 cup sliced strawberries
- 3/4 cup vegan soy-based skyr or yoghurt alternatively some low fat greek yogurt
- optionally a drop of stevia or 1 tsp. maple syrup
- fresh fruits and toppings of your choice
- Wash the strawberries, pluck off the greens and cut into small pieces. Place the oats and strawberry pieces in a canning or mason jar and pour in the milk. Stir well, sweeten with stevia or syrup if needed and put the jar covered in the refrigerator for overnight.
- In the morning, stir the oats briefly and microwave them for about one minute at ~800 watts. Then give them a nice stir and top them with the skyr/yoghurt. Add some more fresh fruits or other toppings as desired.
- calories: 355 kcal
- fats: 11 g
- carbohydrates: 38 g
- protein: 18 g