Are you rushing around in the morning and have no time to make a healthy breakfast? Those breakfast biscuits that you can buy in the shop on your way to work may be quick but they contain more calories, fat and sugar than some cereals do, so why not prepare your breakfast the night before ready for you to eat in the morning.
If you have never heard of overnight oats before then here is the lowdown; it’s rolled oats and a liquid (you can use milk, yoghurt or almond milk) left to soak overnight in your fridge ready for you to eat without any prep or fuss. You can even chuck whatever you like in to it such as nuts, dried fruit, etc to give it added taste and texture. It can be eaten cold or throw it into a pan and heat up to take the chill out of it. It’s really that easy!
I have found when I eat this it keeps me full all morning and I’m not looking to snack on
crisps, chocolate fruit at 9am. This is the one I’ve been eating lately – Apple and Cinnamon. Yum!
What you will need:
1/2 Cup Oats (I used Gluten Free ones from Tesco)
Almond Milk (yoghurt and normal milk work fine too)
2 Shots Chia Seeds
6 Dried Apple Rings (cut into pieces)
1/4 Cup Raisins
1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
How to make:
Add your oats, chia seeds, Apple, raisins and cinnamon into your Kilner jar. Top up the jar with your milk or yoghurt and give it a good stir to make sure the liquid has got to the bottom of the jar. Place the lid on the jar and give it a good shake for extra measure before putting it in the fridge overnight ready for you to eat when you get up in the morning.
I heat mine in a pan for a few minutes to take the chill off of it but you can eat it cold too, it tastes just as good! If you are looking for other healthy breakfast ideas then why not try my Sweet Potato Hash recipe 😉
Have you tried overnight oats before? What’s your favourite flavour?