About The Recipe
Are you looking for plant based overnight oatmeal recipe ideas? If so this is the one for you because it’s absolutely delicious and healthy for you too. Each ingredient contributes nutritional benefits and helps keep you full and satiated. This recipe is great for meal prep, meal planning, and family breakfast. Furthermore it’s affordable and the main ingredients have a long shelf life.
What is the difference between overnight oatmeal and regular?
The ingredients are the same but the “cooking” method is different. Essentially overnight oats are not cooked thus preserving their nutrients. Oatmeal will gradually soak up the liquid (water or milk) and take on the same texture than if it were boiled or microwaved.
- Overnight oats are soaked in liquid for 3 or more hours until they become soft and edible.
What Ingredients do you need for Overnight Oats With Peaches And Chia Seeds?
- 2 ripe peaches
- 2 cups oatmeal, dry
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 3 cups water or almond milk
How do you make them?
- Rinse and chop your peaches
- Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until thoroughly combined
- Store in the refrigerator 4+ hours
What kind of oatmeal should I use?
- Whole Oat Groats
Whole Oat Groats are the husked oat kernel. They contain the cereal germ, the bran and the endosperm of the grain. These take the longest to soak and may never become fully soft.
- Steel Cut Oats
Also known as Irish oats the groats used to make rolled oats are cut into 2 or 3 pieces each rather instead of flattened. This is what gives them their small, pin-like shape. Similar to whole oat groats – steel cut are too thick and chewer to be used for overnight oats. In fact they take a lot longer to even cook let alone soak.
- Rolled / Old-Fashioned Oats
Rolled oats AKA old fashioned oats are steamed and flattened with giant rollers in order to form large flakes. They take approximately 15 minutes to cook. These work great for overnight oats however they need to soak longer than 3 hours, 6 or more is best.
- Quick Oats
Quick oats AKA quick rolling it’s are are groats that have been chopped into multiple pieces. They are then steamed and flattened into thin flakes. They cook in about 5 minutes and soak very quickly for over night oats, they can be ready in less than 3 hours. That’s why these and instant oats are preferable for overnight oats.
- Instant Oats
Instant oats are even thinner than quick oats. They soak extremely fast and make for quick and simple overnight oats. The only thing to remember is the more processed the oat the less nutrients are retained. Instant oats can soak in as soon as 1 hour!
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