Overnight Oats are considered a great way to start your day and making it a daily affair offers you more health benefits than you may think. They are full of essential nutrients and fiber, a versatile ingredient, low in fat contents, super light on the stomach, and a delicious meal, I mean, is there anything that oats can not do?
Oats offer a lot of scope for experimenting and you can use them to make your favorite meal by tinkering with the ingredients. It is no doubt that oats are called a superfood considering their nutrient density and health benefits.
The best thing about oats is they are easy to make, are ideal to eat like a whole meal or like a snack between those hunger pangs and you can literally get your desired taste out of them by adding the ingredients of your choice and today we are going to show you how!
But before we get into it, let’s just learn about the very many benefits of eating oats that you have been hearing about since the beginning:
- The nutrient composition of oats is well-balanced and they are incredibly healthy with a plethora of essential nutrients present in them.
Oats are a great source of carbs, fiber, antioxidants, important minerals, and vitamins like manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, folate, vitamin B1 and B5.
- Eating oats is helpful in reducing your cholesterol levels and also protecting the LDL cholesterol from damage.
Oats contain beta-glucan fiber and many studies have shown that because of their presence, oats helps in managing your overall and LDL cholesterol levels.
- Oats make you feel fuller soon and cater to weight loss.
Apart from being a superb breakfast food, oats recipes are also great for a full meal as it helps you in feeling fuller faster, and it is also very lightweight and contains very few calories, which makes it great to use while you’re trying to lose weight.
- Oats help in relieving constipation and are highly recommended for the elderly.
Constipation is a common problem in the elderly. They are often seen using laxatives for relief. Laxatives, while being effective are also known for reducing the quality of life. The top layer of oats, known as oats bran is rich in fiber and also helps in relieving constipation.
- Eating oats could reduce the risk of childhood asthma.
Asthma in kids is one of the most common chronic diseases. Studies claim that it is developed by the early introduction of solid foods. And a great way of replacing a solid food while not compromising on the nutrient contents is oats.
- Blood Sugar Levels can be improved with the help of oats
Elevated blood sugar levels, which is the significant symptom of type-2 diabetes can be caused by the decreased sensitivity to the hormone insulin. And oats are known for improving insulin sensitivity in your body.
- Oats, when finely ground, may help with your skincare.
You might have noticed oats as one of the ingredients in some of your skincare products, it is because, finely ground oats, also known as colloidal oatmeal possesses a skin-protective substance. It is also known to relieve dry and itchy skin.
Top 10 Delicious Overnight Oats Recipes With A Flavorful Twist
With their countless nutritive properties, oats are so much more than a bowl of soggy mush. Its versatile property is what makes it great. Oats offers a wide scope for experimenting and thanks to that, we were able to curate a list of recipes, each tastier than the other without comprising on any healthy aspect.
So let’s check them out below:
Apple Pie Overnight Oats by Easy Cheesy Vegetarian
This recipe had us at Apple Pie, but by combining it with overnight oats, it has achieved a new level of ‘health with taste.’ A dish filled with the aroma of cinnamon, a crunch of walnuts, sweetness of honey and apples, and nutrition of oats is hard to pass on.
Easy Cheesy Vegetarian has brought together an amazingly delicious recipe, don’t miss out on it.
Calorie Count: 305 Calories Per Serving
Banana and Peanut Butter Overnight Oats by Easy Cheesy Vegetarian
By coming up with another delicacy made with overnight oats, Easy Cheesy Vegetarian is at it again with their creative culinary skills. Peanut Butter and Banana are already an iconic combination and by adding the goodness of oats, this recipe will offer a healthy alternative to your favorite meal.
So let’s make this recipe your comfort food and enjoy the flavorful delight.
Calorie Count: 271 Calories Per Serving
Sugar Cookie Overnight Protein Oatmeal by Well Plated
I know this seems too good to be true, but Well Plated has made it possible for us. Apart from being a delicious dish, this recipe is packed with the goodness of nutritive ingredients like almond milk, overnight oats, greek yogurt, fresh fruits, and some natural flavors.
With lots of healthiness and deliciousness packed in its one dish, this recipe is heaven in the mouth.
Calorie Count: 299 Calories Per Serving
Cranberry Pumpkin Overnight Oats with Cinnamon Cashew Cream by Cotter Crunch
This recipe by Cotter Crunch is undoubtedly a vegan’s delight. Loaded with lots of nutritive ingredients, the richness of cashew cream, the aroma of cinnamon, and your favorite plant-based milk, this recipe is the perfect way to start your day.
The best thing about this recipe is that you can eat it as a breakfast and a dessert and isn’t that amazing!
Calorie Count: 352 Calories Per Serving
- Zesty Tropical Overnight Yogurt Muesli Bowls by Cotter Crunch
Cotter Crunch brings us another recipe to enhance our list but this time, with a 180-degree twist. By using a slightly different but equally healthy variation of oats, muesli, Cotter Crunch has curated a healthy bowl of ingredients perfectly complementing each other.
The creamy texture of yogurt, zesty taste of lime and mint, tropical taste of coconut, and seed-filled granola makes an awesome dish to fill your stomach and your heart.
Calorie Count: 310 Calories Per Serving
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats with Chia by Ambitious Kitchen
If I would call any recipe my happy place, I am very certain it would be this dish by Ambitious Kitchen. With a delicious addition of festive flavors and the sweetness of pumpkin pie, this recipe is happiness in a jar.
Enhanced with the rich flavors of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon, this recipe is going to be a great addition to your favorite’s book.
Calorie Count: 274 Calories Per Serving
Mocha Overnight Oats by Live Eat Learn
If you are a caffeine addict and also a bit of a late sleeper, then this recipe by Live Eat Learn has got your back. Quick to make, easy to curate, and a real boost of energy in the morning, this dish has it all.
The mocha overnight oats are a hearty meal packed with caffeine to wake you up in the morning and also tons of fiber and protein to give you a day long’s energy.
Calorie Count: 407 Calories Per Serving
Cinnamon and Blueberry Overnight Oats by Cookie and Kate
When Peanut Butter, Blueberry, and Cinnamon come together, the result is miraculously delicious. With low sugar content, this recipe by Cookie and Kate brings out the goodness of each ingredient in a way that perfectly compliments the others.
So next time, when you are confused about a healthy and tasty snack, you know just the answer.
Calorie Count: 389 Calories Per Serving
Eggnog Overnight Oats by Eating Bird Food
With this recipe, you will never have to wait till the holidays to enjoy creamy delights, however, one thing that you are going to miss is the regret that usually comes after eating a ton of desserts.
The energy booster recipe added with protein powder and chia seeds that expand in your stomach is enough to make you feel fuller till afternoon.
Calorie Count: 358 Calories Per Serving
Our healthy habits are determined by what we eat and when you neglect your health regularly, you live to regret the consequences. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to compromise with taste when trying to develop healthy habits and these mouth-watering dishes with a flavorful twist made of overnight oats are the perfect examples of it.
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