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What Are Overnight Oats, And Are They Healthy?

by Toni Olukiran

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In the warmer months, a hot bowl of porridge may not seem like the best choice — so what are overnight oats, and are they just as healthy as hot oats? Read on for the full breakdown. 

What are overnight oats?

Overnight oats are essentially like hot oats or porridge, except the way it is prepared is different and it is served cold. Instead of combining with milk and heating, you add yoghurt or milk to the oats and let them sit overnight in the fridge. The starch in the oats react with the cold milk and break down, resulting in the texture of porridge except it’s cold. 

Are overnight oats healthy?

Overnight oats have a great nutritional profile, making them an excellent breakfast or snack. It is low in calories, extremely high in vitamin D, as well as high in vitamin A, B12 (notoriously one of the hardest vitamins to get when plant-based). It is also a good source of fibre and protein for a grain. 

Ultimately, they make a great low-calorie breakfast that releases the energy you need in the mornings slowly, ensuring you are consistently feeling good until you’re ready for lunch. 

Looking for a recipe? Check out our mango coconut overnight oats and creamy banana overnight oats recipes next. 


By Toni Olukiran
Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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