You’ve heard the hype about overnight oats for years. Perhaps your smug colleague showed up to work one time eating cold porridge out of a mason jar, much to the chagrin of everyone else eating muffins and breakfast burritos.
You’ve also undoubtedly come across pictures of overnight oats. It’s all about the ‘gram, after all.
The reality is that overnight oats are a nutritious grab n’ go breakfast that’s easy on your wallet. With a few healthy swaps on the traditional overnight oats, you can feel satiated and energized for your day.
Enter bone broth overnight oats.
By swapping milk for bone broth, you’ll save your tummy from the bloat and inflammation dairy causes. While also providing a serving of collagen and 10-15 grams of protein.
Before bed simply combine oats (large flake or steel cut), bone broth, chia seeds and a dash of salt and cinnamon in a jar or container.
The next morning you can add in some nuts or fruit and you’ll have deliciously thick pudding style bowl of overnight oats.
Oats have soluble fiber, which slows the breakdown of food if your digestive system, keeping you satiated longer.
If you use cinnamon, I’d recommend finding Ceylon cinnamon as it has more antioxidants than the more widely used Cassia variety. However, both have been shown to lower blood sugar.
Minute oats are not recommended as they get soggy overnight. I prefer steel cut as they give a chewier / better texture for overnight oats than rolled.
You can sub in any of your favourite things like fruit, nut butters, cacao, yogurt, coconut flakes. Just remember the basic ratio of one part bone broth and one part oats.
But won’t bone broth make my overnight oats taste savoury?
This is what chicken bone broth is for. The subtle taste will not overpower your oats. Especially when you combine it with a bit of cinnamon or honey to sweeten things up.
- ½ cup oats
- ½ cup chicken bone broth
- 1 TBSP chia seeds
- Dash of cinnamon and / or salt
Optional add ins:
- 1/2 cup berries
- 1 TBSP coconut flakes, nuts or cacao nibs
- 1 tsp honey or maple syrup
- Add equal parts oats and bone broth, 1 TBSP chia seeds, dash of cinnamon and salt to a jar and soak overnight in fridge
- Remove from jar and place in a serving bowl
- Top with your optional add ins