The easiest ever Overnight Oats recipe made with just 3 Ingredients. A healthy, make ahead breakfast recipe.
Is that old saying, ‘breakfast is the more important meal of the day’ actually true?
Who knows, but I do know that having a pile of breakfasts prepared and ready in the fridge, definitely brightens up my morning.
You’ve all loved my Baked Oats recipe this winter, so I thought as the days are getting lighter and brighter (fingers crossed) I’d share another similar prepare ahead oats recipe that doesn’t need to be baked, Overnight Oats.
I used to eat these all the time and I’ve just rediscovered them.
Hope you have as much fun trying the different topping options as I have in thee last week!
You’ll love this Overnight Oats recipe because:✅ Make breakfasts for the week in just 5 minutes.✅ A whole world of toppings to try.✅ A strong healthy start to the day 💪🏼
FAQs about Overnight Oats
Which yoghurt can I use to make overnight oats?
I tend to use Low Fat Greek Yoghurt just because it’s what we always have in the house.
Basically, any yoghurt is fine and works. You might just need to add a little more milk if your yoghurt is very thick and you want the oats to be a more runny texture when you come to eat them.
Can I make this dairy free?
Sure. Just use dairy free milk and yoghurt. (I like almond milk in this for added flavour.)
What toppings can I add?
There are five different ideas listed in the recipe at the bottom of this post, but go crazy and try whatever takes your fancy.
I do think they benefit from having some sweetness added (maple syrup/honey/Nutella 🙌🏻) but that’s my own taste, you decide for yourself.
Should I add the toppings/flavours to overnight oats the night before or in the morning?
Add your additional ingredients either the night before or in the morning when ready to eat.
I tend to add in the morning, as the oats will last up to 3 days without the toppings.
If you want to save time, and plan to eat after just one night, adding the night before is fine.
Does it matter if I used whole or rolled oats?
Short answer: no.
In the photo below I’ve made Overnight Oats using both whole (jumbo oats) and also rolled oats and you can see that after a night in the fridge, there’s hardly any difference.
You can just about see a difference, but the texture when eating them is almost identical.
So longer answer – use whichever you have in the cupboard!
Can I heat these overnight oats up?
Yes. Just pop into the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring well between bursts of heating.
How long will Overnight Oats keep in the fridge?
Without the flavours/toppings, they will be fine for 3 days after you make them.
Some people say longer, but I think they do go a bit of a strange texture if left for longer.
What container should I use to make these in?
Any container that you can put a lid or covering on works well. Just be sure it has enough space to allow for the oats to plump up and to add your toppings.
I do really like using these Kilner jars as they have a wide top to be able to reach your spoon in easily AND they have liquid measurements on the side so you can just pour milk straight in without measuring in a jug. YESSS!
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Overnight Oats - Just 3 Ingredients
Overnight Oats - 3 Ingredient Recipe:
- 40 g Oats
- 50 g Yoghurt
- 100 ml Milk
Peanut and Banana Flavour:
- 1 Small Banana
- 1 tbsp Peanut butter
- 1 tsp Honey
Nutella Berry Flavour:
- 4 tbsp Mixed berries
- 1 tbsp Nutella
Carrot Cake Flavour:
- 1 Small Carrot Peeled and grated
- 1 tsp Walnuts
- 1 tsp Raisins
- 1/2 tsp Mixed spice
- 1 tsp Maple syrup
Apple Pie Flavour:
- 1 Small Apple Cut into chunks or grates
- 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp Honey
- 1 tsp Cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp Orange extract
- 1 tsp Chocolate chips
- 1 Small Orange/satsuma Peeled and broken into segments
To make the Basic Overnight Oats:
- Mix all of the ingredients together and store in the fridge overnight.
- Stir well before serving.
To add flavours:
- Add your additional ingredients either the night before or in the morning when ready to eat. I tend to add in the morning, as the oats will last up to 3 days without the toppings. If you want to save time, and plan to eat after just one night, adding the night before is fine.