This week, I had a go at making something which my Instagram has been inundated with recently; overnight oats.

 

Picture delicious looking foods in mason jars with mouth-watering toppings and that’s overnight oats for you. I’ve been wanting to make these for ages because they seem like the perfect macro friendly breakfast for on the go. Overnight oats consist of 3 main ingredients, oats, milk and yogurt, but you can add pretty much anything you want into the mix.

 

 

overnight oats

I’m a serious chocolate lover, so naturally, I made chocolate flavoured overnight oats. I already had some chocolate brownie protein powder so the batch I made was specifically brownie batter overnight oats – sounds delicious right? Here’s the recipe I used

 

RECIPE

 

Rolled Oats 180g

 

Unsweetened Almond Milk 250ml

 

0% Fat Greek Style Natural Yogurt 125g

 

Cocoa Powder 25g (optional)

 

Chocolate Brownie Flavour Whey Protein 50g (optional – you can use any kind of protein powder)

 

Granulated Sweetener 8g (optional)

 

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, split it into some containers and leave them overnight for the oats to soak up the moisture. These ingredients yield a good amount of mixture so it’s up to you how many servings you want from it. I split the ingredients into two servings which meant the macros were…

 

MACROS

(per serving)

543 calories | 37g protein | 70.4g carbs | 12.8g fat

 

I split the mixture into two jars which I’d washed out. Fancy mason jars aren’t necessary, and seeing as I’m on a student budget, I thought it was a great way to recycle some old jars that I would have just thrown away anyway.

 

 

overnight oats

The great thing about putting them into jars is that you can eat these oats pretty much anywhere, a lecture, in the gym, at the SPC – you name it! Plus, you don’t have to eat them all in one go, you can screw the lid back on and save some for later.

 

By Ellie Mason

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