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Overnight Oats FAQs

Overnight Oats FAQs | Easy Answers to 25 Overnight Oat Questions

Overnight Oats Frequently Asked Questions

Overnight Oats FAQs. We answer the most frequently asked questions about overnight oats. Ranging from storage advice to recipe ideas.

What are easy overnight oats recipes for quick college or university breakfasts? 

If it’s a quick and easy breakfast your after to set you up for a day at class or a long day of study, we recommend our Strawberry Energy Overnight Oats. Tastes delicious, highly nutritious and no fuss. If you are into a little more culinary creativity, then try the Linwoods Original Overnight Oats which can be customised to your liking. Simply top with fruit of your choice or add some nut butters for an extra kick. Find more inspiration with our blog Best Overnight Oats for Energy. 

Are overnight oats safe and nutritious for toddlers?

Yes, overnight oats can be a safe and nutritious option for toddlers. Oats are a good source of fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates. They also contain vitamins and minerals such as manganese, iron and magnesium. 

If you are concerned about the safety of overnight oats for your toddler, you should talk to your paediatrician/GP. 

Overnight Oats For Toddlers

How can I make protein-rich overnight oats for muscle recovery? 

One serving of Linwoods Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats has 11g of protein and 70mg of magnesium, which helps muscles function normally. To boost the protein content and support muscle recovery, try soaking the oats in protein milk or Greek yogurt.  

How can overnight oats support my weight loss goals? 

Overnight oats can support your weight loss goals in a number of ways: 

They are high in fibre. Fibre helps you feel full and satisfied after eating, which can help you reduce your calorie intake overall and avoid snacking between meals. 

Linwoods Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats is a good source of protein. Protein helps to build and repair muscle, beneficial when exercising.

Read our full blog Weight Management Made Tasty | How Our 3 Overnight Oats Recipes Can Help

Which plant-based milks work best for vegan overnight oats recipes? 

If you’re following a vegan diet, or if you just want to try something different, use a plant-based milk alternative in your overnight oats, such as soy, oat, almond, coconut, or pea milk. There are many varieties and brands available, such as Oatly, Koko, Moma, and Alpro. 

Are overnight oats good for digestion in seniors? 

Oats are a good source of dietary fibre, including beta-glucan, a soluble fibre. Dietary fibre plays an important role in digestive health. It can help with bowel regularity and maintain a healthy colon and digestive tract. Linwoods Overnight Oats provide about 4g of fibre per 50g serving.  

Overnight Oats For Digestion

Read Digestive Health and Beyond: 4 Health Benefits of Overnight Oats >

How long can I store overnight oats for grab-and-go breakfasts during the workweek? 

We recommend you refrigerate and store Linwoods Overnight Oats for no more than 24 hours once you have prepared it with a liquid of your choice.

Read more of our storage tips in our blog Linwoods Overnight Oats 101: From Ingredients to Easy Storage Tips

What are some international twists or variations on the classic overnight oats recipe?

Mexican Overnight Oats: Use Original Energy Overnight Oats with almond milk and top with your favourite Mexican toppings, such as chopped mango, sliced avocado, and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. 

Indian Overnight Oats: Try our Strawberry Energy Overnight Oats with coconut milk with cardamom and cinnamon, and then let it cool overnight. In the morning, add chopped nuts and dried fruit. 

Turkish Overnight Oats: Combine Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats with yogurt, milk, and honey. Top with walnuts, almonds, and dried figs.

Are Linwoods Overnight Oats gluten-free? 

Yes, we use gluten free oats and all other ingredients are gluten free. We also operate in a gluten free facility.  

Linwoods Overnight Oats are also vegetarian and vegan friendly. 

What is the ideal oats-to-liquid ratio for perfect overnight oats? 

The perfect overnight oats ratio is 1:2 which means 1-part oats and 2-parts liquid. Here is the simply overnight oats recipe using this ratio: 

  • 50g of Linwoods Overnight Oats 
  • 100ml-125ml of your favourite milk 

How long do you need to refrigerate oats for them to achieve the ‘overnight’ consistency? 

We recommend refrigerating your overnight oats for 8-12 hours to give the oats enough time to soften and absorb the milk. If you are limited for time, soaking the oats for as little as 3-4 hours is suitable but the longer you soak them the creamier and more delicious the texture will be.  

What are some common mistakes to avoid when preparing overnight oats? 

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Can you prepare overnight oats with hot liquid or does it have to be cold? 

As overnight oats are served cold in the morning, overnight oats are typically prepared with cold liquid, such as milk or water. The oats are soaked in a liquid overnight in the fridge so that the oats can absorb the liquid, therefore no heating up is necessary.  

How can you adjust the thickness or consistency of overnight oats if they’re too runny or too thick? 

For traditional overnight oats it can be tricky to achieve the desired consistency and flavour. Thankfully, Linwoods Overnight Oats make the preparation process easy so you can make the perfect creamy overnight oats every time.  

What are some popular flavour variations when preparing overnight oats? 

If you prefer to eat a simple breakfast and find the natural sweetness of the oats light and satisfying, you will enjoy Linwoods Original Energy Overnight Oats. Linwoods Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats is perfect for chocolate lovers as they are made with cocoa powder and cocoa chocolate drops and have a rich and chocolaty flavour. If a light and refreshing sweetness is more your taste, strawberry overnight oats will be your fruity flavour of choice.   

You can find delicious suggestions on our blog post 6 Must-Try Overnight Oats Recipes for Every Taste. 

Is there a difference in taste or texture when using dairy milk versus plant-based milk for overnight oats? 

It’s all down to your personal preference. Depending on your choice if you follow the simple instructions on pack you will enjoy the tasty burst of natural nutritious goodness of Linwoods Overnight Oats, shop the range now. Great days start here!  

How do you incorporate superfoods like chia seeds or flaxseeds into your overnight oats recipe? 

Linwoods Overnight Range does this for you! The NEW plant-based blend incorporates oats and chia seeds with functional benefits. 

What are the basic ingredients in Linwoods Overnight Oats? 

Ingredients in overnight oats

Strawberry Energy Overnight Oats is a tasty blend of deliciously flavoured gluten free oats with chia seed, coconut palm sugar, beetroot powder and quinoa sprouts rich in B Vitamins. One serving of Strawberry Energy Overnights Oats (50g) delivers 31% of your daily recommended intake of B6, and 29% of your RI of B12. Further B Vitamins include Pantothenic acid (Vit B5), Thiamine (Vit B1) and Biotin (Vit B7).   

Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats is a cocoa enriched gluten free blend of oats and chia seed with soy protein powder, coconut palm sugar and cocoa chocolate drops, is delicious way to start the day. One 50g serving of this blend delivered 11g of plant-based protein which supports growth and maintenance of muscles.  

Original Energy Overnight Oats A blend of gluten free oats with chia seed and sprouted quinoa which is rich in B vitamins. One serving of Original Overnights oats is 50g offers 29% of your daily recommended intake of magnesium which contributes to normal muscle function. Energy Overnight Oats delivers a host of B vitamins including 21% of your daily recommended intake of B12, and 19% of Vit B6. Further B Vitamins include Pantothenic acid (Vit B5), Thiamine (Vit B1) and Biotin (Vit B7).  

How long do you need to soak oats for them to be ‘overnight’? 

We recommend refrigerating your overnight oats for 8-12 hours to give the oats enough time to soften and absorb the milk. If you are limited for time, soaking the oats for as little as 3-4 hours is suitable but the longer you soak them the creamier and more delicious the texture will be.  

Overnight oats in fridge

How can you make vegan overnight oats? 

Here at Linwoods our Overnight Oats range is suitable for vegan diet, just add a plant based milk or yoghurt alternative. See our full list of vegan overnight oats recipes

What are the best fruits to add to overnight oat recipes? 

There are many fruits to choose from for pairing with Overnight Oats: 

  • Berries: Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and cranberries have a natural sweetness that pairs well with the oats. 
  • Bananas: a creamy texture that makes them ideal for overnight oats. 
  • Apples: Apples are a versatile fruit that can be added to overnight oats in many different ways. You can chop them into small pieces, grate them, or puree them.  
  • Mangos: Mangos are a tropical fruit that can add a touch of sweetness and exotic flavor to your overnight oats. 
  • Kiwis: a unique flavor that can add a refreshing twist to your overnight oats. 

How long can you store prepared overnight oats in the fridge? 

We recommend storing in a refrigerator for no longer than 24 hours once prepared. 

Can you use almond milk or other non-dairy alternatives in overnight oat recipes? 

Yes! When it comes to the liquid used for overnight oats, there are a few good options to choose from:  

  • Non-dairy milk alternative eg almond, pea, soya or oat. 
  • Dairy free Yoghurt 
  • Juice  
  • Water  

Types of Milk for overnight oats

How can you make overnight oats more flavourful without adding sugar? 

You can add many different ingredients to your oats recipe to enjoy your favourite flavours.You could add peanut butter, nuts, dried or fresh fruit, coconut shavings, ground cinnamon, or ground ginger. 

What are some quick and easy overnight oat recipes for busy mornings? 

Combine any of our Linwoods Overnight Oats with milk and yoghurt in a jar. Let it sit in the fridge overnight, and you’ll wake up to a delicious, ready-to-eat breakfast.  Consider add some Linwoods Milled Flaxseed for extra fibre, protein and Omega 3 (ALA). 

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