If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you know that I absolutely adore overnight oats! So much so, in fact, that I pretty much have them in some variation every morning.
Lately, I have fallen in love with the custard-like consistency that egg whites give to overnight oats. Have you tried it?? I’ve posted a slew of flavor combinations on Instagram, and so many of you have asked for me to share my base recipe.
Of course, I aim to please, so I have been dying to get this recipe posted, but things have been CrAzY around here. (Moving around the world will do that to you!) However, I told myself that no matter what came up this morning, I was going to get this recipe posted!!!
And here we are. Yayyyyyy!
Macros: 30 C 3 F 24 P
- Oats (rolled) - 38 g
- Water - 290 ml
- Egg whites - 74 g (or the whites of two extra large eggs)
- Greek yogurt (plain) - 115 g
- Psyllium husks - 3 g (optional)
Combine the oats and water in a very large, microwave-safe bowl.
Cook on high for three and a half minutes. Be careful to keep an eye on your oats in order to avoid oatsplosion. (You know we've all been there before!)
Whisk the egg whites into the oat mixture.
Return the bowl to the microwave and cook on high for thirty seconds.
Whisk the oat mixture once more.
Microwave on high for a final thirty seconds.
Allow the oats to sit in the closed microwave for five minutes.
Remove the oats from the microwave. At this point, they will still be a bit watery, but will have also taken on a jelly-custard consistency.
Leave the oats uncovered, and place them in the refrigerator overnight (or for several hours).
When ready to eat, remove the bowl from the refrigerator. Gently stir in the Greek yogurt (make your own!) until well-blended. If desired, you can also stir in the psyllium husks at this time. They make the pudding even thicker and give the oats an extra fiber boost! Don't have any husks on hand? Don't worry; the oats are still incredibly delicious without them.
Now, this is when things get FUN! Add whatever flavors you'd like to give your tastebuds a little breakfast celebration! Some of my favorites include protein powders, FlavDrops, black cocoa, fruit, pumpkin, and/or nut butters. The possibilities are truly endless!