No Overnighters

February 5, 2010 at 6:47 am 17 comments

A random sense of planning came over me last night and I decided to make overnight oats. My oat combo from my smart-move-moment yesterday, plus a little almond milk and Greek yogurt.

After a night in the fridge I was presented with this:

overnight oats

I took a bite, but I really prefer my oats warm, so into the microwave it went!

overnight oats

Plus I added some cottage cheese 🙂

oatmeal

It was a battle between the almond butter and the peanut butter….I just couldn’t let one win over the other, so both it was. 🙂

I don’t really see the point of overnight oats. (Unless you like them cold I guess). It doesn’t make the end result any creamier or thicker or anything-er. I actually prefer the way the oats swell when they absorb the liquid when they’re heated. Maybe I’m missing something here….

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17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. fitandfortysomething  |  February 5, 2010 at 8:42 am

    I agree about the overrnight oats! Maybe if it is hot out cold oats might be nice but otherwise I like them warm!

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  • 2. Madeline - Greens and Jeans  |  February 5, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I tried overnight oats for the first time this week, and while I like the consistency, I definitely like my oats hot!

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  • 3. Erin  |  February 5, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I usually nuke my overnight oats for 30 sec in the microwave just to take the chill off. I actually like the overnight consistency better than hot, but prefer my oats hot anyway.

    Wow, who knew oats was such a serious science?! 😉

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  • 4. theprocessofhealing  |  February 5, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I actually enjoy overnight oats a lot but I make mine with 1% milk and Greek Yogurt. I think the proportions of ingredients really make a difference. My overnight oats look a little creamier and… what’s the word, I’m not sure. But I’ve never heated them before. To each his own 🙂

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    • 5. Heather  |  February 5, 2010 at 9:30 am

      Maybe I just need to play with the liquids….

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  • 6. Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life  |  February 5, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I’ve never tried overnight oats because I’m not sure how I would feel about cold oats!

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  • 7. DiningAndDishing  |  February 5, 2010 at 10:06 am

    ummm almond butter AND pb?? that sounds like the best thing ever!!

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

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  • 8. Cait (Cait's Plate)  |  February 5, 2010 at 10:17 am

    i actually AM wearing red! it was completely accidental though…haha. but i am!

    and i’m so with ya on the warm oats. warm oats + a spoon of melty pb?? it really doesn’t get much better 😀

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  • 9. Erin Eats and Exercises  |  February 5, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I make overnight oat becuase it saves me time in the morning and I typically eat breakfast when I get to work. I micro them for about 1 min then at my PB or AB (tough call, I know haha) and enjoy!

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  • 10. Katie @ Health for the Whole Self  |  February 5, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I love overnight oats, but then again, I like cold oats!!! My husband loves hot oatmeal but cannot stand even the IDEA of cold oats! So I think it’s really about temperature, more so than consistency.

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  • 11. onelittlejill  |  February 5, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I am wearing red!!! We do that every Friday in February!

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  • 12. Anna  |  February 5, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Mmmm…I’m an overnighters fan!! 🙂

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  • 13. marathonmaiden  |  February 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    ive never had overnight oats because i don’t think i’d like the consistency. i like mine on the soupier side and i think overnight ones look too thick for my liking.

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  • 14. Kristen @ Change of Pace  |  February 5, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    A lot of times I do overnight oats if I know I’ll be busy in the morning. I don’t mind my oats cold and my breakfast is ready when I wake up! Love the almond and peanut butter together! 🙂

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  • 15. Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)  |  February 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Did you mix in some yogurt the next morning? I tend to skimp on the liquid that it’s sitting in overnight, but add in a thick, creamy yogurt the next morning. Also, canned pumpkin is a great addition the night before, because it plumps up the oats and adds a ton of volume and flavor. 😀

    I love my oats hot and cold…they’re definitely two entirely different breakfasts! 😀

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    • 16. Heather  |  February 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm

      oo no, maybe I’ll try that! I LOVE pumpkin in my oats, but we’re still suffering from the great pumpkin shortage around here haha

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  • 17. Kelly  |  February 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I am in my RED!!!! 🙂

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