As I promised two weeks ago, I’m sharing my favourite overnight oats recipes with you. Overnight oats are so easy to make and since you’re preparing them the night before it’s a fail-safe way of forcing yourself to eating breakfast.
Although overnight oats are the biggest trend of 2015/16 Pinterest, they have been around for a while. For 116 years to be precise. A doctor somewhere in the 1900s Switzerland discovered that by soaking oats and adding fruits & nuts, he managed to serve his patients loads of nutrients in a simple, effective but also delicious form. And that’s exactly what oats are – a convenient nutrient bomb served in a beautiful eye-pleasing heart-skipping form.
Especially delicious with fresh fruit!
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup yoghurt (I like the Lancashire Farm bio ones because they contain live probiotic cultures, the one I’m using here has a coconut flavour)
- strawberries and raspberries
- Brazilian nuts (whole & ground)
- sliced banana
- maple syrup
- ground cinnamon
Take your kilner jar (I recommend one with a wide top), add a cup of oats, add a cup of yoghurt and fancify with all the good stuff!
Of course you can use whatever yoghurt and fruits/nuts (or both) that you like, you can even go wild and add some superfoods such as chia seeds or hemp seeds.
You can make the overnight oats a touch healthier by adding some almond milk and maybe a soya yoghurt, or you can make them naughtier by adding cocoa powder, chocolate chips and vanilla sugar.