Here is my recipe for ‘Overnight Oats’ which I often use when I know I have to dash out early in the morning. Also, by making it in a jam jar, it’s portable so you can eat it on the move! Eating Oats in the morning is a great way to start the day, they’re full of energy that will slowly release throughout the morning and it’s an excellent source of fibre. If you’ve been looking for a way to utilise those empty jam jars you’ve been saving, then this is a good use for them!
You will definitely feel pretty smug in the morning when your breakfast is ready and waiting for you with no effort, sometimes you will have forgotten you even made it and will be really happy with your past self! This recipe is very versatile, so you can change it to suit your tastes, as long as you have the oats and plant milk in there, you can be creative with the super-foods and fruits you use. My favourite frozen fruits are blueberries and raspberries, because I think the smaller pieces work better and are easily consumed out of a jar. You could also try switching up the cacao powder for Maca or Hemp or adding flaxseeds for an Omega-3 boost. Experiment! I reckon kids would be really up for helping you make this the night before, getting them involved with the making is surely a good way to get them excited to get up and eat the healthy breakfast they made?
A delicious, quick and nutritious breakfast to grab and go when you need it in a hurry. Pre made the night before, this makes for an easy morning and it's a great one to get the kids involved with.
- 40-50 grams porridge oats
- 140-150 ml plant based milk I use Almond, Oat or Coconut
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cacao powder or other superfood
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp peanut butter or other nut butter
- 2-3 Tbsp Frozen blueberries or raspberries
- 1 tsp agave nectar or maple syrup
Tip the oats into your jar, depending on the size this should fill the jar to about half to a third way full, leaving room for the topping.
Next, stir the chia seeds, cacao powder and cinnamon into the oats.
Pour the plant based milk into the oats and give it a good mix. (The milk should cover the oats by about half an inch or so, leaving room for the oats to expand over night.)
Spoon in the peanut butter, top with your frozen berries and then drizzle a small amount of agave nectar on top.
Cover and pop in the fridge to work it's magic overnight, then enjoy your efforts in the morning!