Overnight oats are an effortless and expedient breakfast option that can be prepared beforehand and stored in the fridge for a quick and easy meal in the morning. The process involves soaking oats in milk and water or any other liquid overnight, allowing the oats to soften and soak up the liquid.
Overnight oats provide versatility with a wide range of add-ins such as fruit, nuts, seeds, and sweeteners to augment their taste and nutritional value.
One of the benefits of preparing overnight oats is that they require minimal prep time and are easy to make. With no cooking required, these oats can be conveniently made in a single bowl, making it a stress-free option for busy mornings. Additionally, they can be made in advance and stored in the fridge to be consumed at any time.
While chia seeds and yogurt are often added to overnight oats to enhance their nutrient value, they are not necessary to make them. Oats can still be nutritious and delicious without them. (While chia seeds provide a good source of fiber, protein, and healthy fats, yogurt adds protein and calcium. For a recipe using yogurt but no chia seeds, see
- Overnight Oats Without Chia Seeds Recipe
- Chocolate Overnight Oats Without Chia Seeds
- Protein Overnight Oats Without Chia Seeds
- Overnight Oats Without Chia Seeds Recipes)
To make overnight oats without chia seeds or yogurt, combine oats, milk, and water or any other desired liquid in a bowl. Add any desired add-ins like fruit, nuts, seeds, and sweeteners and mix well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for a minimum of 8 hours or overnight. The oats will have soaked and become creamy and delicious. Serve them cold or heat them in the microwave for 1-2 minutes before serving.
In conclusion, overnight oats are an appetizing and practical breakfast option that can be personalized to match your preferences and dietary needs. Whether you choose to add chia seeds and yogurt is entirely up to you, and you can still enjoy these oats without them. So why not give this peanut butter overnight oats recipe without chia seeds a try and relish a healthy, filling breakfast at your convenience?
Overnight Oats without Chia Seeds or Yogurt
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup milk soy milk, almond milk, or other non-dairy milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup optional
- 1/2 cup fruit fresh or frozen, diced
- 1 tablespoon nuts or seeds optional
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine the oats, milk, and water. Stir well to combine.
- If using honey or maple syrup, add it to the oats and stir to combine.
- Add the diced fruit to the oats and stir to combine. If using nuts or seeds, add them at this point as well.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or transfer the oats to a lidded container and place it in the refrigerator.
- Allow the oats to soak in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight.
- In the morning, remove the oats from the refrigerator and give them a stir. If the oats seem too thick, add a splash more milk to thin them out.
- Serve the oats cold or heat them in the microwave for 1-2 minutes before serving.
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon cocoa powder (for chocolate oats)
1 scoop protein powder (for a protein boost)
I hope you enjoy this recipe for overnight oats!
Lance has been passionate about the plant-based diet and we have been following a whole food plant-based diet for over 5 years. We focus on health, natural healing, weight management, animal rights, and the health of the planet and environment by focusing on whole plant-based foods and sustainable practices.
Learn more at the About Me page and follow on social media at the links below.