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. However, 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. For example, 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! However, 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.
Why You’ll Love Them
If you’re someone who really just don’t have a lot of time or forgets to have breakfast, overnight oats are the perfect way to get a meal in with a minimal amount of time. They are a great source of fibre & healthy carbs, so you will feel full all morning and ready to take on your day! These peanut butter & overnight chocolate oats are the optimal breakfast for my peanut butter-loving friends who maybe don’t want to have Reese’s cup for breakfast.
With all that being said, ready to get into it?
Let's Get Cooking
Overnight Oats With Peanut Butter & Chocolate
- 1/2 Cup Steel Cut Oats
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 1 TBSP Peanut Butter
- 1 TSP Cocoa Powder
- 1 TSP Chocolate Chips
- 1 TSP Stevia or Honey
- Add all your ingredients to a mason jar, or container with a lid.
- Stir until completely combined
- place in the fridge overnight or for a minimum of 5 hours.
- Feel free to use whatever oats you like. I used quaker 3-minute steel cut oats.
- If you want thicker oats, use less milk.
- If you want sweeter oats to add more stevia or honey!