Oats means breakfast, and for most of us it reminisces to our deepest and dearest childhood memories. I’m not one of those people who grew up on oats, but I have to confess that my love for them has only grown in the past few years.
I’ve experimented with granola and learnt how to make oat milk (coming soon). Oats are a truly wonderful grain. Super healthy and full of benefits, oats are great to use as a healthier option as it provides more fibre and nutrition than regular flours for example.
If you compare 100 grams of oats, it contains almost 4 times more fibre than regular corn flakes, with 11 grams of pure fibre. Oats are also great cholesterol regulators, helping reducing the bad type (LDL).
In addition, several studies have proved that people that make use of oat-based products have lower chances of having a coronary disease, colorectal cancer, obesity and more. All in all, we can definitely agree that oats are great! Plus, did I mention that oats are a great source of protein? It’s a vegetarian’s paradise!
That’s why this recipe is great to help you introduce oats in your diet in case they are not in already.
I never ate oatmeal (or any other type of porridge for that matter) when I was little. So oats was more of a foreign type of food. I thought I’d hate to eat porridge to be honest. The consistency of it really puts me off or I thought it would. But then again, I have never tried it. Oh the things we miss…
It was only after a friend of mine offered me to try her overnight oats that I actually fell in love with it. She added crunchy green apple bites and the flavours complemented each other so well! I couldn’t even believe I liked it to be fairly honest. But I did and I had to make it myself to make sure I indeed liked it.
I then went home and tested one recipe. Only one and it was enough. I was really hooked on it. And the real reason why I’m sharing this recipe with you is because it just stupidly simple. No need to cook it. Make in advance and you can make breakfast a breeze. Also, they are perfect for summer as you can eat them cold or just warm it up in the microwave. Plus, with this basic recipe, you can make plenty of other variations and change it up anytime, so you’ll never get bored of the same, old recipe ever.
Ok, so here is my basic recipe and as I try new ones I love, I’ll keep adding them here to create an awesome collection of Overnight Oats. Sounds like a deal to me!
- 1 cup of unstabilised oats
- 1 cup of oat/coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon of rice malt syrup (sub for stevia if you want a sugar-free version)
- 1 pinch of cinnamon powder
- Peanut Butter
- Coconut Yoghurt
- In a jar, add the oats, then the milk and the remaining ingredients.
- Mix well e place in fridge overnight (or for at least 4 hours).
- When ready, remove from fridge and add the toppings.
- First peanut butter, then coconut yoghurt, berries and lastly the granola.
Peace and love,