Overnight oats is the common name for this meal, but truth be told, I make these in the morning and take them to work, ready to eat around 10am, so ‘overnight’ is not always necessary.
Oats are full of good stuff and are one of the healthiest grains on earth. They’re a great source of vitamins, minerals and full of fibre meaning they’ll keep you fuller for longer. A great way to start your day!
Here’s how I like my oats, but you can add or remove just about anything you want! Leave me a comment below with you favourite toppings and I’ll give them a try!
Storm’s ‘overnight’ oats
For the oats you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1/2 cup of milk (almond, coconut, oat or soy milk work too)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of raisins or sultanas
- 1 tablespoon of sliced almonds
- 1 teaspoon honey
Mix all ingredients in a bowl or tupperware container. Let sit for a minute, then mix again. Leave to rest in the fridge for at least 10 minutes.
Ideas for the topping:
- 1 heaped tablespoon of unsweetened greek yogurt (or coconut yogurt, or normal yogurt)
- handful of frozen berries
- 1/2 sliced banana
- teaspoon of peanut butter (I usually use a Pics slug)
- sprinkle of bee pollen
- 1 tablespoon sunflower or pumpkin seeds
- sprinkle of Cacao nibs
Top oat mixture with the above, or add anything you want! Bee pollen is considered one of the earth’s best natural multivitamins so get it in ya! Once the berries have defrosted a bit, stir it all up and enjoy.
DISCLAIMER – Mine pretty much never look ‘pretty’ like the picture. My thinking is that the more perfect they look, the less tasty they are. Don’t be afraid to mix it all up to get the most out of the flavours!