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Low-Calorie Overnight Oats

Low-Calorie Overnight Oats

If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast that is both healthy and delicious, look no further than this overnight oats recipe! This recipe is simple to follow and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, it can be tailored to your own personal preferences. So why not give overnight oats a try? You may just find that you love them!

What’s The Point Of Overnight Oats?

What’s the fuss and why do so many people love overnight oats. Overnight oats are a convenient breakfast option for busy mornings. Simply prepare the oats the night before, and they will be ready to eat when you wake up. No cooking is required! This makes overnight oats perfect for busy people who don’t have time to cook a healthy breakfast in the morning. It’s also helpful that you can have as few or as many ingredients as you want in your oats so the difficulty isn’t an issue.

Are Overnight Oats Healthy?

Yes, overnight oats are a healthy breakfast option. They are packed with nutrients and fiber and can be easily customized to fit your own dietary needs. It’s like having a blank canvas, for example, you can add fruits, nuts, or any other toppings you want or need for additional vitamins and minerals.

What’s The Difference (Old Fashioned Rolled Oats vs Steel Cut Oats vs Quick Oats)

There are three main types of oats: rolled oats, steel-cut oats, and quick oats. All three types are made from whole oat groats, but they differ in how they are processed.

Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

Rolled oats are the most common type of oat. They are made by steaming the whole oat groats and then rolling them into flakes. This process makes rolled oats quicker to cook than whole oat groats.

Steel Cut Oats

Steel-cut oats are made by cutting the whole oat groats into small pieces with a steel blade. This type of oat has a chewier texture than rolled oats and takes longer to cook.

Quick Oats

Quick oats are made by steaming and rolling the whole oat groats and then chopping them into smaller pieces. Quick oats cook more quickly than rolled oats but have a softer texture.

So, what’s the difference between old-fashioned rolled oats and steel-cut oats? The main difference is in the texture. Old-fashioned rolled oats are flatter and have a softer texture, while steel-cut oats are chunkier and have a chewier texture. The cooking time is also different. Old-fashioned rolled oats can be cooked in about 15 minutes, while steel-cut oats take about 30 minutes to cook.

What Are Good Topping Options For Overnight Oats?

There are endless possibilities when it comes to toppings for overnight oats. Some popular options include fresh fruits, dried fruit, hemp seeds, chia seeds, nuts, seeds, Greek yogurt, mini chocolate chips, and nut butter such as almond butter. You can also add spices like ground cinnamon, brown sugar, or ginger for extra flavor. Get creative and experiment with different toppings to find your favorite combination!

What Milk Should I Use With Overnight Oats?

You can use any type of milk with overnight oats, but dairy milk will result in the creamiest texture. If you are looking for a non-dairy option, unsweetened almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk or coconut milk are all good choices. In this recipe, we use cashew milk or almond milk to keep the calories down and found that it doesn’t disturb the flavor either. You can also experiment with different types of milk to see what you like best.

Makes 1 Bowl

Servings
1
Prep Time
5 Minutes
Calories
228
Cook Time
Overnight

Total time overnight

*Please note that the nutritional information provided is an estimate only and may vary depending on the ingredients used. Calories listed are per serving.*

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats.
  • 1/2 cup Cashew Milk.
  • 1 tbsp Sugar-Free Maple Syrup.
  • 2 tbsp Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 1-2 Splenda Packets (optional)
Low-Calorie Overnight Oats
Low-calorie overnight oats

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What we used

Directions

  1. Measure and pour oats into a sealable container.
  2. Add syrup, powdered peanut butter, and milk.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 8 hours.

Notes

  • Cashew milk is a great way to add some flavor and creaminess without adding a bunch of calories.
  • Top off with your favorite fresh fruit or cinnamon.
  • Add 1-2 Splenda packets if you need it sweeter.

Is Overnight Oats Better Than Cooked Oatmeal?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question. It all depends on your personal preferences. Some people prefer overnight oats because they are easier to make and don’t require any cooking. Others prefer cooked oatmeal because it has a softer texture. Ultimately, it comes down to what you like best!

How Long Do Overnight Oats Last

Overnight oats will last in the fridge for up to five days. Be sure to store them in an airtight container so they don’t dry out. You can also freeze overnight oats for longer storage. Simply thaw overnight oats in the fridge overnight or microwave them for a quick defrost.

Can you Meal Prep Overnight Oats?

Overnight oats are the perfect meal to prep ahead of time. Simply make a batch at the beginning of the week and enjoy them for breakfast all week long. You can even prep overnight oats in individual jars so they are grab-and-go friendly. If you want to add some variety, try making a few different flavors so you don’t get bored.

Will Overnight Oats Help Me Lose Or Gain Weight?

This seems to be one of the most asked questions when it comes to oats in general. Overnight oats will not help you lose or gain weight. This breakfast food is simply a healthy and delicious option that can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet. If you are looking to lose weight, focus on eating healthy foods, watch the calories you’re adding to your oats, and exercise regularly. And if you are trying to gain weight, overnight oats can be a good addition to your diet, but be sure to eat other nutrient-rich foods as well. If you are watching your weight simply watch what you’re adding to your oats as you would with any food.

Low-Calorie Overnight Oats

Low-Calorie Overnight Oats

David
If you're looking for a quick and easy breakfast that is both healthy and delicious, look no further than this overnight oats recipe! This recipe is simple to follow and only requires a few ingredients.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 1
Calories 228 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Cashew Milk
  • 1 TBSP Sugar Free Maple Syrup
  • 2 TBSP PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
  • 1-2 Splenda Packets (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Measure and pour oats into a sealable container.
  • Add syrup, powdered peanut butter, and milk.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 8 hours.

Notes

  • Cashew milk is a great way to add some flavor and creaminess without adding a bunch of calories.
  • Top off with your favorite fresh fruit or cinnamon.
  • Add 1-2 Splenda packets if you need it sweeter.

Nutrition

Calories: 228kcal
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How Can I Add More Protein To My Overnight Oats?

There are a few different ways you can add more protein to overnight oats. One option is to add a scoop of protein powder to the mix before you refrigerate it. Another option is to stir in some Greek yogurt after the oats have been refrigerated. You could also top your overnight oats with nuts or seeds for an extra boost of protein.

Best Way To Store Your Oats?

The best way to store oats is in an airtight container. Oats can absorb moisture from the air, so it’s important to keep them in a sealed container. Mason jars are a very popular way to prepare oats. The benefit to using a mason jar is you can add your ingredients and give them a good shake to mix the ingredients before putting them in the fridge. Another good option if you are planning out your meals is meal prep containers.

Summary

So if you’re looking for a healthy and delicious breakfast option that won’t break the calorie bank, give our overnight oats recipe a try! What’s your favorite healthy breakfast? Let us know in the comments below.

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