I’ve been experimenting with overnight oats for a while but I think it’s important to get the flavours right and add some texture too or all you end up with is a mushy goo. If that’s been your experience too, give these three delicious flavours a try – they have become staples in our household.

 

 

The brilliant things about Overnight Oats is that they’re so easy to make, all you need to do is throw all the ingredients into a bowl or screw top jar – I love an old fashioned Kilner jar, give it a stir and put it in the fridge until morning (or 3 hours if you’re in a super hurry!) We love them in summer when a chilled breakfast is just what you crave, but we often overlook them in winter in favour of traditional hot porridge. This is my antidote to that – these three heart warming flavours will put them right back on your winter breakfast menu.

Apple, Cinnamon, Ginger Oats

This is such a classic combination – apple and cinnamon or apple and ginger. Here I’ve combined the two for added warmth and flavour.

Ingredients

  • 50 g Gluten free oats
  • 125ml almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon chopped crystallised ginger – reserve half for topping in the morning
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 red apple – grate half of it and leave the other half in the fridge until morning.
  • 5 – 6 pecan nuts roughly chopped

Directions

  1. Grate half of the apple into a bowl, then add in the oats, milk, cinnamon, half the ginger and maple syrup. Mix together, cover and put in the fridge overnight (or for at least 3 hours)
  2. In the morning – chop the remaining apple into small pieces.
  3. Top the oats with the remaining apple, ginger, pecans and a sprinkle of cinnamon as you serve it.

Chocolate Peanut Butter oats

Wow this is such a chocolatey infusion and a real match made in heaven. As indulgent as dessert but served for breakfast – what’s not tolike!

Ingredients

  • 50 g Gluten free oats
  • 145ml almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter + extra for topping
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Directions

  1. Mash half the banana in a bowl, then add in the oats, milk, cocoa powder, peanut butter and maple syrup. Mix together, cover and put in the fridge overnight (or for at least 3 hours)
  2. Top the oats with the remaining half banana and drizzle with more peanut butter. To get the peanut butter to drizzle warm it in a small pan over a low heat for a few seconds and add a drizzle of maple syrup if needed.

Caramel Blueberry Oats

This is a delicious warming bowl of goodness. Topped with warmed blueberries which pack an antioxidant rich boost and tasting oh so caramely!

Ingredients

  • 50 g Gluten free oats
  • 125ml almond milk
  • 2 tbsp dairy free yogurt (I used coconut yogurt)
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup blueberries

Directions

  1. Place the oats, milk, yogurt, maca powder (this is what gives the oats the lovely caramel flavour) and maple syrup in a bowl. Mix together, cover and put in the fridge overnight (or for at least 3 hours).
  2. In the morning place the blueberries in a plan with a dash of water and cook on a medium heat for 5 mins. Once the berries start to split and release their juices you can pour them over your pre-made oats and serve with a sprinkling of maca powder on top.

Let me know what your favourte flavour is or share your own flavour combinations with me. I'm always on the lookout for new ideas.

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