If you are looking for a cozy and scrumptious way to start your day, you’ve found the right recipe. These Nutella Oats are sustaining, creamy, and oh so delicious.
What You’ll Need To Make It
- Oats, rolled or steel cut
- Nutella (see below for my suggestion on name brand versus store brand)
- Flax meal
- Vanilla extract
How to Make
There are four options for how to make them. The recipe will detail cooking them on the stove top.
An alternative is to combine everything except for the Nutella together in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for two minutes, stir and cook another minute. Do not open the microwave door, allow it to sit for three minutes to allow the oats to fully absorb the water. Top with Nutella.
Overnight oats are another simple and effective way to make these ahead of time. Mix everything together and divide into two portions. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy one serving today and one tomorrow.
Lastly, the oats can be made in a slow cooker. Combine all ingredients, stir well, and slow cook on low for two to three hours.
Preparing Multiple Batches
The recipe makes two servings. Double the ingredients to make four servings total if you’d like to meal prep for almost an entire week. See below with storage suggestions
Store Brand versus Name Brand
Name brand Nutella is quite expensive. I found no difference between the store brand I bought at Aldi and the name brand bought elsewhere.
How Long Does It Last
Store oatmeal, overnight oats, or slow cooked oats in an air tight container in the fridge for up to five days. It reheats best with a splash of milk added into it.
Can You Freeze It
Yes! Pour the cooked oatmeal mixture into a muffin cup and fill each cup all the way. Freeze for about an hour and remove the oatmeal “cups” and put them in a freezer bag. Freeze up to three months.
Do Oats Have To Be Stored In Mason Jars
Not at all. I know all of the cute pictures of overnight oats show them being eaten out of mason jars but any container will do.
I recommend heating for 30 seconds in the microwave, stirring, adding a splash of milk/alternative, and reheating an additional 30 seconds.
Let’s boost the nutrition with any of the following:
- Chopped nuts (walnuts, peanuts, almonds, pecans, etc)
- Dried fruit
- Hemp hearts (1 tbsp)
- Chia seeds (1 tbsp)
- Flax meal (1 tbsp)
- Ground cinnamon or pinch of nutmeg
Variations and Substitutions
Not a fan of Nutella? Try any alternative nut or seed butter of your choosing. If you choose quick oats, just know the stove top cooking time will reduce drastically.
Other Oat Recipes You’ll Love
- Peach Overnight Oats
- Dirtcup Overnight Oats
- Slow Cooker Berry Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Oatmeal
- 1 cup oats
- 1¾ cup water can substitute milk
- 2 tbsp Nutella
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp flax meal
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Combine water and oats in a pot and bring it to a boil over medium high heat.
- Reduce to a simmer and allow oats to fully absorb the water, takes about three to five minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in all remaining ingredients.
- Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to five days.
- Read through the post for alternative cook/low cook options (overnight, slow cooker, and microwave)
- Consider topping with chopped nuts, hemp hearts, or fresh berries