I’ve jumped aboard the overnight oats bandwagon

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Strawberry & banana

Good evening everyone, I thought I would take a break from the baking recipes, and do something a little different. Recently, as you may have seen from my meal plans, we have tended to enjoy overnight oats for breakfast. If you don’t know what these are, it’s basically the most amazing, soft and delicious oaty breakfast ever. Think of it is as a ‘summer porridge’ but without the horrible (for me) porridge texture. Each to their own…

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Key lime pie

Whatever flavour you go for, or combination you choose, it’s completely versatile and easy to do. While you may be thinking ‘argh, I can’t be bothered to do it at night!’ then let me say, it’s worth it and will save you time in the morning. While a lot of websites online show you them in jars, we use the Sistema breakfast pots (in case we drop it and smash them). I must also mention, that I am using cup measurements as it’s just easier for this, rather than the conventional UK grams/ml.

Peanut butter, nutella and banana

Peanut butter, nutella and banana

So here’s the basic recipe that we use:

  • 1/2 cup jumbo oats (not porridge oats)
  • 1/2 cup greek low-fat yoghurt (or Alpro soya for me!)
  • 1/2 cup milk (or soy/almond milk)
  • 1/3 cup water (makes it less stodgy)

Put all of this in your chosen tupperware or jar plus your chosen toppings/flavours and shake it up! Place in the fridge overnight and enjoy cold or hot in the morning.  Photo 16-10-2013 19 02 30 (1)

Now here’s a few of my personal favourites:

Apple and Cinnamon

  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1-2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Low cal spray

Place a small frying pan on a medium heat and allow to get hot; spray the apples with the low-cal spray and add to the pan. Add the sugar and cinnamon then cook for roughly 5 mins until the apples are no longer crisp and the sugar has turned to syrup. Allow to cool before adding to your oats.

Nutella, peanut butter & banana

  • 1 tsp nutella, melted
  • 1 tsp peanut butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup banana chips, broken up
  • (In the morning) 1/2 a banana, sliced

Blackcurrant

  • 2 tsp blackcurrant jam
  • 1/2 cup banana chips, broken up
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, toasted coconut
  • (in the morning) 1/2 a banana, sliced

Strawberry and banana

  • 2 tsp strawberry jam
  • 1/2 cup banana chips, broken up
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, toasted coconut
  • 4-5 strawberries, diced
  • (in the morning) 1/2 a banana, sliced

Key lime pie

  • 1-2 tsp lime zest
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Few squirts of maple syrup
  • (In the morning, 1 digestive crumbed up)
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