Have you ever had oatmeal? I wasn't ever a fan of warm oatmeal, somehow I found it so bland and boring when I was young. I never thought of it as a healthy meal. Enter Overnight Oats, the game changer of my breakfast scene. Where have you been hiding all my life is the question I wanted to ask my chilled jar of oats :)
Overnight Oats is something simple and healthy with absolutely no cooking involved. I'm now a reformed Oats lover. I use Oats flour for cookies and whole oats to make other delicious bowls of happiness for my family. Now back to overnight oats, again, like Chia pudding, this requires a simple soak in milk or water and all you do is top it off with our choice of fruits in the morning. I've tried all kinds of combinations with overnight Oats, but first let me share the basic recipe.
1/2 cup Oats
1/2 cup Almond Milk/Coconut Milk/ Camel Milk
1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder (optional)
1 tbsp Date Syrup/ Honey or Agave Nectar/ sweetener of your choice (optional)
Dark chocolate shards
A handful dried Cranberries
Place the oats, milk, cinnamon and sweetener in a glass jar and give it a good stir. Close the lid securely and leave it in your refrigerator overnight to work its magic. At the time of serving, top off with fruit of your choice. I have used fresh raspberries here with walnuts and dried cranberries, this is a combination that I love, and gives me loads of energy to last the entire day.
Tip- Other toppings you can try are chopped Almonds, Strawberries, Kiwi fruit, Banana's, blueberries, raisins and dates. If you have a very sweet combo like dates with bananas, you can easily skip the sweetener.
Here's something my kids love, a generous swirl of chocolate syrup with their overnight oats.
Who wouldn't want to wake up to this delicious bowl of Overnight Oats with fresh Figs, Walnuts and Golden Raisins!