Hello. If you’re buying pre-packaged oats so that you can get your day started with healthy fiber, may I suggest this healthy overnight oats recipe? This recipe is packed full of oats, hemp seeds, chia seeds, buckwheat groats, and dried coconut flakes. Yum, right?
Not only will you save money in the short and long term – you’ll be surprised how easy this is to make AND how good it makes you feel when you know that you always have a healthy morning start right at your fingertips. Now THAT’s what I call eating happily!
Okay, what exactly are healthy overnight oats?
It’s simple, really. Overnight oats are oats (+ other ingredients of your choosing) that are set out overnight with water. When you wake up, the water has softened the oats (+ other ingredients) so that all you have to do is decide whether you want to microwave it with butter or keep it cool and mix in a dollop of plain whole yogurt. My choice is the latter since that means you’ll also have a healthy probiotic dose to start your day right!
Which oatmeal should you use for overnight oats?
The right answer is: whatever oat your little heart desires. The beauty of soaking them overnight is that a hard oat will soften so you have the benefit of not having to stand over a hot stove stirring constantly. This healthy overnight oats recipe also has buckwheat groats, which are extremely hard little dudes. Yet in the morning, they are soft as soft can be.
What do you put overnight oats in?
If you were wondering where to store the WHOLE recipe of overnight oats since this recipe makes up to thirty servings, I recommend storing it in an attractive airtight container that you keep in your pantry. Glass, preferably. I keep my oats on the counter and ordered a cute one-fourth-of-a-cup scoop specifically for my overnight oats. Right next to my vitamins.
What makes overnight oats healthy?
A quick Google search will quickly demonstrate the health benefits of oatmeal, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and buckwheat grouts. We’re talking protein, fiber, and nutrients galore!
Do you eat them hot or cold?
Again, it’s your preference on how to eat them and what to top them with… if you want to top them with anything, that is. You can either microwave it with butter or keep it cool and mix in a dollop of plain whole yogurt. Blueberries are always an excellent addition. We want those antioxidants, don’t we?
What do they taste like?
Ahhhhh, great question. My recipe calls for the addition of turbinado sugar just to balance things out. These overnight oats have layers of delicious textures since there are hemp seeds, chia seeds, coconut flakes, and buckwheat grouts in there. This tastes healthy – but not in an ewh, this tastes healthy sort of way. More like a delicious, Mmmmm this tastes healthy!
Have you always wanted to make your own healthy overnight oats? How may I help you get started?
Happy overnight oating!
Eat well, my friends.
Healthy overnight oats recipe
- 4 cups rolled oats organic
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes organic
- 1/2 cup buckwheat grouts organic
- 1/4 cup chia seeds organic
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds organic
- 1 cup turbinado sugar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Mix ingredients together and store in the pantry in an airtight container.
- Scoop ¼ cup of mixture into pint jar and fill with water to four-ounce level.
- Cover and leave on countertop overnight.
- Optional: microwave for thirty seconds and add butter and berries or keep cool and add yogurt and stir.