Extra early morning start? Make overnight oats the night before. Breakfast will be ready and waiting for you when you wake up! Overnight oats is a great alternative to porridge, and requires no cooking. The oats and chia seeds will swell and thicken overnight making a delicious filling breakfast dish. There are a number of recipes around but this is my one.
Recipe: Berry Overnight Oats
They are ‘berry’ good!
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 heaped cup frozen berries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
1. Add everything to a bowl or mason jar and stir
2. Cover with cling film or the mason jar lid and chill overnight
3. Remove cling film, stir once more, and eat!
(Note: All of my photos are from overnight oats I only left for around 3/4 of an hour (long story…) rather than overnight. Chilling overnight is recommended for a thicker result – hence the name ‘Overnight oats’ obviously!)
This breakfast provides a great source of slow-release energy and iron from the oats, fibre and a number of other nutritional benefits from the chia seeds (a superfood tracing back to Aztec times), calcium in the milk, and vitamins from the berries.
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