Good morning friends! Today, I’m republishing an old post from when I first fell in love with overnight oats back in 2013. Sometimes, I can’t believe that oatmeal is on my healthy foods I used to hate list, but it totally was until I found overnight oats.
4 Recipe Styles for Protein Packed Overnight Oats
I’ve tried many different recipe styles and LOVE them all, here are the basics:
- The base recipe includes: oats! Gluten Free is fine and liquid (any kind works). I find the best ratio to be as much liquid as oats. However, if you use yogurt you may not need or want liquid.
- Pick your protein: greek yogurt,protein powder, or nut/ nut butters
- Pick your sweetener: I’ve used flavored yogurt, stevia, honey, and/or fruit
- Pick your thickener: if you are not using yogurt you will need to add some chia seeds to help thicken the mix and bring it all together. At least 1 teaspoon is my recommendation, but play around with your preferred texture.
- Add some toppings: nuts and/or nut butter, dried fruit or fresh fruit, milk.. whatever you like!
This style satisfies cravings for heaping servings of nut butter in the recipe and on top in the morning! (Vegan, Vegetarian, GF, No added sugar)
This style uses protein powder to add a little extra staying power. (Vegetarian, GF)
This style uses a container of flavored greek yogurt for extra protein, creaminess, and sweetness. (Vegetarian, GF)
4. Parfait Style Overnight Oats
Uses more greek yogurt and less oats for more protein and a creamier texture. The oats still give it a nice chewy texture though and they make it heartier than your normal breakfast parfait. (Vegetarian, No Added Sugar, GF)
Question of the day:
Are you an overnight oats fan? What’s your favorite method of making them?
What’s your favorite breakfast, sweet or savory?