Welcome back to another amateur recipe by a home cook. If I can do it so can you!
Overnight Oats Substitutes & Add-Ins
Overnight Oats with Yogurt
Yes, you can absolutely switch out milk for yogurt if you’re looking for a creamier overnight oat. I suggest switching out 1/2 cup of yogurt per mason jar. I would highly suggest using plain yogurt or Greek yogurt, since any other flavour may make your overnight oats taste a bit funky.
If you’re looking for added protein you can add in greek yogurt, like mentioned above. Alternatively, you can add your favourite unflavored protein powder. I would add in a 1-2 tbsp per serving for a little extra boost.
Adding Chia Seeds
I think you can literally add chia seeds to any overnight oat recipe. If you choose to do this, ensure you’re adding more milk or less steel-cut oats, since the chia seeds also need a liquid to absorb.
Substituting Oats & Milk
Yes, you can absolutely switch out steel-cut oats for regular oats or quick oats. If you’re using the large flake oatmeal you might need to add more milk or ensure your oats aren’t tough. You can also switch out any other type of milk you prefer. Use the same measurements whether you’re using soy, almond, or coconut milk.
Are Overnight Oats Healthy?
For the most part, yes overnight oats are a healthy breakfast for weight loss or overall lifestyle changes! Most overnight oats recipes can also be adjusted if you’re looking for lower calorie or lower fat options. Oats themselves are a great option for adding carbs into your diet. 1/3 cup of oatmeal is generally around 110 calories, is packed with fibre and can help reduce the risk of heart disease and cholesterol!
Now, I also think your overnight oats should be enjoyable, so adding some sort of sweetness is a must. For this recipe, I went with Nutella, which in moderation is a great option. You can also use stevia, honey, maple syrup, or jams to sweeten your oats.
Why You’ll Love Them
First and foremost, this is my favourite overnight oats recipe of all time. There’s just something about the coconut & nutella combo that has you feeling good in the morning! Overnight oats are the ultimate meal prep breakfast you literally have to do nothing for in the morning. Just unscrew the lid, grab a spoon and voila! The perfect healthy breakfast.
There are SO many recipes you can do with overnight oats, so you won’t ever be sick of the same old breakfast. This Nutella steel cut overnight oats recipe is the perfect recipe to start with, so enjoy!
Let's Get Cooking
Nutella Steel Cut Overnight Oats
- 1 1/2 Cup Steel Cut Oats
- 2 Cups Milk
- 1/3 Cup Nutella
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- Combine all your ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until completely mixed.
- Separate your mixture into 3 containers or jars and screw on lids.
- Place in the fridge overnight or for at least 8 hours.
- Optional: top with more coconut flakes + chocolate chips & enjoy!