It’s world porridge day! Technically overnight oats are not warm like porridge, buttt I still wanted to show some appreciation for oats!
I’ve been having overnight oats for brekie for months now and my love for them is still going strong. There are sooo many different combinations you can experiment with, it’s surprisingly difficult to get bored of this hearty breakfast.
The rolled oats can be soaked in any liquid such as milk or yoghurt overnight in a jar/bowl. It’s a filling meal and great if you’re on the go or rushing out the door in the mornings (like me). I usually eat these at my desk at work after a morning gym class. Today I’m sharing a few of my overnight oat combos.
I use around 300g of rolled oats and just enough milk to cover the oats and toppings in a jar. You can always add more milk in the morning if you think it needs it but too much milk will make your overnight oats more soup than porridge like!
Strawberries, blueberries, nut milk, chia seeds
This is my number 1 go-to combo which I have most days. Mix rolled oats, chia seeds, chopped strawberries and blueberries with nut or coconut milk in a jar. I usually use hazelnut, almond, coconut or cashew milk. A pinch of cinnamon or cacao also tastes delicious with this. Leave in the fridge overnight.
Apple, cinnamon, chia seeds
Cook half a chopped apple in a small amount of water with brown sugar and cinnamon until the apples are soft. Mix apples with rolled oats, chia seeds and unsweetened almond or soya milk in a jar. The apples and cinnamon will be quite sweet already so a sweet milk such as coconut or hazelnut may be a bit heavy for the morning!
Strawberries, pistachio and cardamom
Mix oats, chopped strawberries, a pinch of cardamom and crushed pistachios together with any nut milk. This is more like a dessert and a treat breakfast for me now and again. Since I became vegan, I don’t eat most Indian sweets which I absolutely loved growing up (they are usually made with butter and milk) so this combo reminds me of the mouth watering flavours!
Other toppings you can add to mix things up:
- Pumpkin or sunflower seeds
- Chia seeds
- Protein powder
- Peanut butter
Experiment and enjoy!