Kesar Badam Overnight Oats is an Indian twist on the classic overnight oats recipe. Make it for a healthy, quick, and easy breakfast (gluten-free).
Kesar Badam Overnight Oats is a take on the classic overnight oats recipe where the oats are flavored with Indian flavors of saffron, cardamom, and almonds.
It is a healthy breakfast option that is super easy to make and comes together in no time.
It is great for meal prep too. You can transfer the overnight oats into small jars and grab one jar to have on the go.
This recipe can be easily doubled and tripled as per your requirement.
Oats – I like to use rolled oats (old-fashioned oats) as they are healthier and have more fibers as compared to instant oats. But feel free to use instant oats if you wish to.
Yogurt – I like to use full-fat plain yogurt but you can use Greek yogurt, low-fat yogurt, or plant-based yogurt.
Milk – I like to use whole milk (full-fat milk) as it makes my oats creamy and rich. But free to use low-fat milk, skim milk, or plant-based milk like coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, etc.
Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are loaded with many health benefits and this recipe is a great way to include them in your diet.
Saffron & Cardamom – The oats are flavored with Indian spices like saffron and ground green cardamom. Use best quality spices for the best flavor.
Almonds – Crush the almonds coarsely in a mortar and pestle to use in this recipe. Apart from the taste, almonds also give a nice crunch.
Honey – Sweeten the oats with honey. You can also replace honey with maple syrup, agave nectar, or even granulated sugar. Sugar-free substitutes like stevia or monk fruit also work fine.
Kesar Badam overnight oats can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
If you are meal prepping, you can make a big batch at the beginning of the week, and then enjoy them for breakfast all week long.
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Kesar Badam Overnight Oats Recipe
- 1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned oats) (or instant oats)
- 1 cup plain yogurt (or skim, low fat or plant based yogurt)
- 1 cup whole milk (full-fat milk) (or skim, low fat or plant based milk)
- 3 teaspoons chia seeds
- 20-25 strands saffron
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- ¼ cup crushed almonds
- 4 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup, agave nectar, granulated sugar)
- Stir together oats, yogurt, milk, chia seeds, saffron, cardamom powder, crushed almonds, and honey, in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate for 6-8 hours or overnight.
- If you are in a hurry, you can soak the oats for a minimum of 2-3 hours. They will not be as soft though.
- Add more milk if the oats are too thick and mix well.
- Top with more crushed almonds and serve chilled.
- Note – If you like the oats hot, then you can heat them in a pan before serving.