I know I’m late to the table, to jump on the ‘Overnight Oats’ bandwagon, never really appealed to me. I can’t do cereal with cold milk, I have to eat it dry I even have butter on my Weetabix when I’m being childlike and need nursery food memories for comfort. Shock horror, I know but I’m sure we all have some weird and wonderful food faux pas.
The more I read about the phenomena, I thought I must try this, I have all the ingredients in my store-cupboard. Another fact, I’m not proud to admit, but hey it’s true, my youngest now 14, gets up and leaves the house in the dark (school starts too early here) before I’ve had chance to be bright eyed and bushy tailed, *Mum fail* and I know was grabbing anything to eat that didn’t take up pressure minutes to prepare.
So I, we, she, could prepare breakfast the night before, leave in the fridge and hey presto a healthy, vitamin, energy packed pot of goodness would be ready to go.
Still, at this stage, I’m thinking cold, gloopy, mushy …….
I investigated all the recipes, ideas online, adapted them to what we had and set about creating our oaty concoction. Kilner jar clean and ready, loaded with ingredients that would supercharge us to Wonder Woman status ( always wanted that costume 😉 ). In the fridge it stood, to work its magic.
By soaking the oats all night in your chosen liquid, preserves the tastes and nutritional value from not cooking, a great source of iron and dietary fibre and slow realese energy, keeping you full up till lunch.
So this is what I created.
La Rosilla – Superhero Oats 😉
Serves 2 generously.
What you need: Large Kilner Jay or covered jar, mug to measure ingredients.
- 1 mug of oats
- 1 pot 125ml of greek yoghurt – I use full fat, fat-free often tend to be full of sugar
- 1 tbsp of Chia Seeds (Omega3)
- 1 mug Unsweetened Almond milk – Skimmed milk would work fine too.
- 1 tsp local organic honey
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- Pinch of salt – I used Himalayan pink, I had it for Christmas 😉
- Handful of frozen berries
Mix all together and place in fridge until morning.
I then served in a bowl with a scatter of almond nibs and a sprinkle of Bloom Supercharge Matcha.
Well, well, well I was so pleasantly surprised it was delicious, thick and creamy almost luxurious. So my thinking cap is on as there are so many adaptations and additions for your basic recipe, you can literally add any fruits, spices, liquids & nuts. What’s your favourite medley ? Please share your ideas.
Grated apple and cinnamon.
Peanut Butter and strawberries.
Pineapple and coconut.
Sultana and walnut.
So I hope it won’t be an overnight (excuse the pun) fad, and we start to feel our Wonder Woman powers.