Lazy breakfast alarm: overnight oats

A recipe for “The night before breakfast”

Overnight oats are flat oats soaked overnight (who would have guessed) in milk, yoghurt or any other  fluid that goes well with oats and mixed/topped with for instance fruit or seeds.

Overnight oats equals “Healthy lazy people food”. It’s really easy to make and saves you time in making breakfast in the morning.  Handy for on the go or if you wake up slowly like I do!
Like I wrote in “Setting new goals, motivation and focus” I’m looking for a weekly recipe that’s healthy or a healthy alternative, and ofcourse most importantly… It has to be tasty! Otherwise why bother :’)

Why try it?

I’ve always liked oats and mainly eat it warm, with berries of any kind or make binge balls, but I’ve been following fitness and foody people for a while now and I’ve finally crossed that overnight oats bridge! Most of them swear by the benefits of overnight oats as breakfast.

  1. It tastes sweet and good (you can vary and top it off with so many different things)
  2. It saves time and easy to make
  3. The fibres make sure you’re full longer
  4. It’s healthy and nutricious

Oh, and it’s breakfast. What more do you want?

Overnight oats 3 ways

So here are my first three varieties!

Just honey and oats

Mason Jar
40 grams oats
200 ml milk
Bit of honey

For this one I wanted to stay close to the classic way to eat oatmeal porridge. It’s easy to top it off with anything I find or would like in the morning. Maybe apple and cinnamon!

Sweet like cinnamon and plums

Mason Jar
40 grams oats
200 ml milk
Bit of honey
Spoon of flax seed
Couple of Dried plums
Granola
Cinnamon

This one turned out pretty good! The plums turned a bit soft and the extra seeds and granola made it a bit like a sweet filled pudding.

Peanuts!

Mason Jar
40 grams oats
200 ml milk
Bit of honey
Spoon of flax seed
Peanut butter

I haven’t been a fan of peanuts and peanut butter in a long, long while. Whole peanuts I still don’t eat, but like tomatoes I’ve somehow learned to eat it again and it always tastes better mixed with other foods than just plain. So when I saw some recipes with peanutbutter I gave it a go.

Making overnight oats is peanuts! I’m convinced. What are your favourite ways?

 

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