Kesar Badam Overnight Oats

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Kesar Badam Overnight Oats is an Indian twist on the classic overnight oats recipe. Make it for a healthy, quick, and easy breakfast.

Here are some more overnight oats recipes: Brown Sugar Overnight Oats, Mango Overnight Oats, Carrot Cake Overnight Oats, Vanilla Coffee Overnight Oats, and Overnight Oats With Coconut Milk.

Kesar baam overnight oats served in a bowl.
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About Kesar Badam Overnight Oats

Kesar Badam Overnight Oats is a take on the classic overnight oats recipe. The oats are flavored with Indian spices, such as saffron, cardamom, and almonds.

It is a healthy breakfast option that is easy to make and comes together quickly.

It is also great for meal prep. You can transfer the overnight oats into small jars and grab one jar on the go.

Ingredients

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Oats – I like to use rolled oats (old-fashioned oats) as they are healthier and have more fiber than instant oats. But feel free to use instant oats if you wish to. They will be slightly mushy after soaking.

Yogurt – I like full-fat plain yogurt, but you can also 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. However, you can also use low-fat, skim, or plant-based milk like coconut, almond, oat, soy, 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 the 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 granulated sugar. Sugar-free substitutes like stevia or monk fruit also work fine.

How To Make Kesar Badam Overnight Oats

Stir together the following ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl.

  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 20-25 strands of saffron
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ¼ cup crushed almonds
  • 4 tablespoon honey
All the ingredients added to a bowl.
Everything mixed well.

Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate for 6-8 hours or overnight.

Bowl covered with a lid.

If you are in a hurry, you can soak the oats for at least 2-3 hours. They will not be as soft, though.

Add more milk if the oats are too thick, and mix well.

Check for sweetness and add more honey if needed.

Top with more crushed almonds and serve chilled.

Note – If you like hot oats, you can heat them in a pan before serving.

Ready kesar badam overnight oats.

Storage Suggestions

Kesar Badam Oatmeal 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.

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Kesar Badam Overnight Oats is an Indian twist on the classic overnight oats recipe. Make it for a healthy, quick, and easy breakfast.
5 from 1 vote

Kesar Badam Overnight Oats Recipe

Kesar Badam Overnight Oats is an Indian twist on the classic overnight oats recipe. Make it for a healthy, quick, and easy breakfast.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Soaking Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned 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)
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Instructions 

  • 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.
  • Check for sweetness and add more honey if needed.
  • 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.

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Notes

To meal prep, transfer the overnight oats into small jars and grab one jar to have on the go.

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 61mg, Potassium: 440mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 188IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 211mg, Iron: 2mg
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