Protein Overnight Oats Recipe – Make these easy peasy protein-packed overnight oats the night before, place them in the fridge, then enjoy in the morning! A nutritious, healthy and filling breakfast recipe.
Easy Protein Overnight Oats Recipe
You are probably wondering what are overnight oats. Overnight oats are raw rolled oats that have been soaked overnight with milk with a handful of other ingredients. They will be ready to eat in the morning. Easy to make and a nutritious heart-healthy breakfast recipe that’s usually topped with your choice of fruits, nuts, or any other fun toppings. This overnight oats recipe is a bit different from the classic overnight oat recipe in a sense that it contains added protein powder for that added protein boost to your morning breakfast.
Do you eat overnight oats cold
There is no right answer as to whether you should eat overnight oats cold or hot. It all comes down to your personal preference. Do you like it hot or cold? Overnight oats are supposed to be removed from the fridge in the morning and eat it cold. But there is no reason why you cant pop them in the microwave and warm them up if you like your oatmeal to be warm.
What kind of oats is good for overnight oats?
Most overnight oats recipe will have rolled oats as one of the staple ingredients. But you can use any oats you like which include, quick oats, rolled oats, muesli, steel-cut oats, etc. Quick oats do not have to be soaked for too long. Whereas, overnight oats are just perfectly ready in the morning when soaked overnight.
Can I make overnight oats in a Tupperware?
Tupperware works just as well as any container, glass jar, or mason jar. So, have any jar or container that’s a decent size that has a lid laying around your house somewhere? It should work just fine.
Ingredients you need to make overnight oats
An overnight oat recipe will mostly require very minimal ingredients like oats and milk. Some basic ingredients you will need to make easy and quick overnight oats:
Oats: Most common oats used are rolled oats which are also called old fashioned oats. You may also other oats like quick oats, steel-cut oats, muesli, etc..
Milk: So many choices for which milk to use. You will need some sort of liquid for the oats to soak in. You won’t go wrong with whichever milk you choose. Low fat, skim, full fat, almond milk, coconut milk and so on will all work well. Vegans can always use non-dairy milk.
Sweetener: My favorite is a bit of honey or maple syrup. But, you can use any other artificial sweeteners like stevia for example. Sweeteners are always optional if you plan on adding some fresh fruits for toppings.
Chia Seeds: This is optional but tastes great with overnight oats. They act as a thickener and has loads of health benefits so why not?
Yogurt: Go with either plan greek yogurt or vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt. You can essentially use any yogurt of choice. Vegans can go for coconut yogurt or any other non-dairy yogurt.
Whey Protein: Protein is not required at all. Used in this recipe for just an added protein boost. You can skip this ingredient and not need to make any changes to the Overnight oats recipe.
Toppings: So many toppings to pick from. You can either go with nuts, dried fruits, fresh fruits, nut butter and so on.
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Here are a few other easy breakfast recipes to check out:
- One Pan Egg and Veggie Breakfast
- Vanilla Berry Smoothie Bowl
- Easy Coconut Chia Pudding
- Baked Avocado Egg
- Breakfast Egg Muffins
- Banana Protein Pancakes
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Protein Overnight Oats Recipe
- 1 cup Rolled oats
- 1 cup Almond milk or skim milk
- 1/2 cup Vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 Scoop Whey Protein vanilla flavor
- 1 Tbsp Chia seeds
- 1 cup Fresh fruit such as berries, kiwi, bananas, etc.
- Optional garnishes: chia seeds, mint sprigs
- Place the oats, milk, yogurt, protein powder and chia seeds in a bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined.
- Cover the bowl and place in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, divide the oat mixture into two bowls. Top with fruit and serve, garnish with chia seeds and mint sprigs if desired.