Brown Sugar Overnight Oats is a healthy and delicious breakfast recipe where old-fashioned oats are soaked overnight in yogurt, milk, and brown sugar (vegetarian, gluten-free, and can be easily made vegan).
About Brown Sugar Overnight Oats
Maple Brown Sugar Overnight Oats is a healthy energy-packed no-cook breakfast prepared with old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, maple syrup, and a few more simple ingredients.
All you have to do is to mix the ingredients in a bowl and let them soak for a few hours and your healthy and filling breakfast is ready.
You can double or triple the recipe and meal prep it. Transfer the oats to individual serving mason jars. You can now just grab one jar and have it on the go.
These overnight oatmeal with brown sugar are also great as a mid-day snack or a healthy dessert.
This easy overnight oats recipe is also gluten-free and vegetarian and can be easily made vegan.
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Old Fashioned Oats (Rolled Oats) – Old-fashioned oats are perfect to make overnight oats as they soak up the flavor well without getting mushy.
Instant oats (quick oats) get mushy and slimy, so I don’t recommend using them.
I would also not recommend steel cut oats, as they take a longer time to become soft.
Brown Sugar – I like to use dark brown sugar but you can use light brown sugar too.
Maple Syrup – It gives a refreshing taste to the oats. You can adjust it to your liking. You can replace maple syrup with agave nectar or honey.
Plain Yogurt – It gives a very subtle tanginess to overnight oats. You can also use Greek yogurt for extra creaminess.
Milk – Milk is used to soak oats. I personally like to use whole milk (full-fat milk) as it makes the overnight oatmeal creamy but you can use any type of milk you like.
Use skim or low-fat milk if you want a low-calorie breakfast.
If you want to make the recipe vegan, then skip dairy yogurt and dairy milk and use any plant-based yogurt and milk like coconut milk, oat milk, almond milk, or soy milk.
Cinnamon – It gives a spicy, sweet, and woody flavor.
Vanilla Extract – Use the best quality one.
Chia Seeds are optional, but they add to the creamy texture of overnight oats.
How To Make Brown Sugar Overnight Oats
In a large mixing bowl add
- 1 cup of old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- ½ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ tablespoon chia seeds
and stir together.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
Give the oats a stir.
Add some more milk if they are thick for your liking and stir well.
Check for sweetness and add more maple syrup if needed.
Transfer the oats into serving bowls and top with cinnamon, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Protein powder, whey protein, coconut flakes, dark chocolate chips, hemp seeds, etc can be added to this recipe.
Yes, you can. Heat them in a pan over the stovetop or in a microwave until they reach the desired temperature.
Yes, overnight oats can be a healthy breakfast option.
Oats are rich in fiber, which aids in digestion, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and promotes feelings of fullness. This slow-release energy can sustain you throughout the morning and prevent energy crashes.
This oatmeal recipe is versatile and customizable, allowing you to add various toppings and mix-ins to enhance the taste and nutritional value. Whether you choose to add fresh fruits, nuts, seeds, or spices, you can create a balanced and nutritious breakfast that fits your preferences and dietary needs. By choosing wholesome ingredients and controlling added sugars, overnight oats can contribute to a well-rounded and satisfying morning meal.
Having said that, it is essential to eat them in moderation to avail the maximum benefits.
Serve these overnight oats with brown sugar chilled on their own as a healthy breakfast on busy mornings or mid-day snacks.
I like to top these with chopped pecans, some brown sugar, and a sprinkling of ground cinnamon.
You can top them with your favorite fruits such as strawberries, other berries, or bananas.
Add in some granola, seeds, toasted flax seeds, or nuts to add a nice bite to the creamy oats.
Nut butter like almond butter, peanut butter, and pistachio butter are also great for topping overnight oats.
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Overnight Oats can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. Use a clean and dry airtight container to store them.
You can also transfer the oats into individual serving mason jars and just grab one jar whenever the hunger strikes.
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- In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients and stir together.
- Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- Give the oats a stir.
- Add some more milk if they are thick for your liking and stir well.
- Check for sweetness and add more maple syrup if needed.
- Transfer the oats into serving bowls and top with cinnamon, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Enjoy!