This Cheddar and Herb Savory Overnight Oats Recipe is a new way to turn oatmeal into a healthy breakfast. Made right in a jar so it's ready to go first thing in the morning!
Oh, oats. They always get the short end of the stick when it comes to their capabilities. Poor little oats.
They're so the black sheep of the grain world. Only allowed to be covered in brown sugar, cinnamon, or anything that resembles a dessert at 7AM. On the other hand, rice gets to be with beans and pudding. Quinoa? Well it just gets a fast pass right next to acai and spirulina on the superfood express where it gets to be whatever the eff it wants. It's not even a grain!
Overnight oats have claimed their spot in the breakfast world, and savory oatmeal is slowly making its way there too. Savory overnight oats? Now that's a new one. And that's why I'm here.
They're creamy, sexy, cool. Herbaceous. And cheesy. Did I mention there's cheese in them? There's cheese in them. You're welcome.
What makes these savory overnight oats delicious & healthy
- rolled oats
- plain Greek yogurt
- low-fat milk
- shredded white cheddar cheese
- chopped fresh herbs (basil, chives, parsley, and dill are my faves)
- garlic powder
How to make these overnight oats
In a jar or container with resealable lid, combine ½ cup rolled oats, ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, ½ cup low-fat milk, ¼ cup shredded white cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons of your favorite chopped fresh herbs, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Stir to combine, replace lid, and refrigerate overnight, or at least 4 hours.
Before enjoying, sprinkle with more shredded cheddar or chopped herbs if desired. If mixture is too thick, add extra milk a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.
- Change out the types of herbs you use for different flavor combinations.
- If you like a little added texture, mix in chopped cucumbers, peppers, or your favorite veggies.
- Make this the night before. The texture is much softer, and the flavor is more pronounced, but you can enjoy by making it a few hours ahead of time.
How long do these overnight oats last?
You can store these oats in the refrigerator for up to two days, but I wouldn't go any longer than that. Since fresh herbs are used, they tend to bruise easily, and can alter the taste of the oats. They are best enjoyed the next day.
Can these overnight oats be heated?
Technically, yes, but I would do so gently. Since Greek yogurt is used, it can break when heated too high. Heat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds at a time, stirring in between until just warmed through. You can also simply leave the yogurt oat, but they will not be as thick and creamy.
Money-Saving Tips for this Savory Overnight Oats Recipe:
- Buy in bulk. The bigger contains of oats, milk, and yogurt is more cost-effective than the smaller sizes. Use the leftovers for breakfast throughout the week, or make a double batch of this recipe at a time.
- Grate yourself. Pre-grated cheese is convenient, but more costly. Save a little extra by grating it yourself. It will taste fresher too.
- Use store brands. Utilizing store brands for basic items such as oats, spices, or milk can be less expensive without sacrificing flavor or quality.
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