There are two ways to make overnight oats. My basic recipe is just letting the oats sit overnight in almond milk, yogurt, and chia seeds. The second is cooking them with water or milk, and egg whites. Both versions require refridgeration overnight, and they are both eaten cold in the morning (breakfast pudding!). Adding egg whites at the end of cooking the oats makes the oats fluffy and adds some extra protein (which helps to keep us fuller for longer). Once you've tried overnight oats, your breakfasts will never be the same!
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Egg White Overnight Oats: Basic Recipe
1/3 cup oatmeal
2/3 cup water or milk
Extract (vanilla, coconut, almond etc., optional)
Stevia (or preferred sweetener)
1/4 cup egg whites
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 scoop protein powder (optional)
Other Add In's:
Chia Seeds (will require more liquid after you mix them in and leave overnight. Chia seeds absorb liquid and "plump" up)
Cooked kabocha squash (my favorite!!)
1. Place oats in a bowel. Add milk or water, stevia, and extract of choice (optional).
2. Microwave until most of the liquid is absorbed (about 1 1/2-2 minutes- keep checking on it and stir half way through).
3. Stir in the egg whites (really stir so you don't get clumps). Cook another 25-30 seconds. Let cool and then place in the fridge and leave overnight.
4. In the morning, mix the yogurt with protein powder of choice (if using). Mix in to your oats or layer like a parfait. If using add-ins, stir the following ingredients in the oatmeal the night before: pumpkin, kabocha squash, chia seeds. The others add-ins can be added in the morning or the night before, whichever you prefer!