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#1 emlis22

Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

Hi all.

I've been sucked in to the overnight oats craze, and so far I'm really liking it. However I think I need to make mine a little sweeter and was wondering what natural sweeteners you might recommend? Stevia/agave/vanilla or just plain honey?

Has anyone else got in to overnight oats?

#2 elizabethany

Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

I would use a sweet topping, like fruit or even cinnamon.  You can soak sultanas in with it, and it works really well.

Honey would be sweet, but I don't like it, if you do, go for it.  Or you can use a flavoured yoghurt, which would add some sweetness.

#3 Corella

Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:50 PM

My DH uses real maple syrup or rice malt syrup on his overnight soaked steel cut oats. Feels that it doesn't give him a huge sugar spike/crash and gets him 4-5 hours before he's hungry again.

#4 bikingbubs

Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

I soak sultanas in it overnight too and its delicious

#5 matt1972

Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:39 PM

This is my favourite overnight oats recipe
Blueberry Maple Refrigerator Oatmeal

#6 Propaganda

Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

Apple puree for me. I don't like it too sweet though.

#7 emlis22

Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

Oh yum, some great ideas here! Not a huge fan of sultanas, but I think I'd like them in there.

QUOTE (matt1972 @ 05/02/2013, 04:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is my favourite overnight oats recipe
Blueberry Maple Refrigerator Oatmeal


Matt, what maple syrup do you use? Do you use 'real' stuff - I actually looked today, it was about $20 from the wholefood shop. Worth it?

Keep the ideas coming guys!

#8 Donuts08

Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

I use chocolate protien powder natural peanut butter and a banana and it is so yummy i Love it!

#9 matt1972

Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:47 AM

QUOTE (emlis22 @ 05/02/2013, 05:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh yum, some great ideas here! Not a huge fan of sultanas, but I think I'd like them in there.



Matt, what maple syrup do you use? Do you use 'real' stuff - I actually looked today, it was about $20 from the wholefood shop. Worth it?

Keep the ideas coming guys!


We use this maple syrup It is available in Coles and Safeway for about $10

#10 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

There is also the "oats" classics - brown sugar (with cinamon) golden syrup or treacle. Mmmmmm.

#11 Molondy

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

overnight oats?? isn't that just bircher muesli?

#12 9ferals

Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE (Molondy @ 08/02/2013, 10:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
overnight oats?? isn't that just bircher muesli?


Yup, pretty much.
I think someone in the US gave it a different name, and everyone is acting as though it's a brand new idea.

OP, I've used grated apple which give nice sweetness and flavour and not too many empty cals.




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