Overnight oats are one of my all-time favourite meals to start the day off. They are called overnight oats because the rolled oats are soaked in liquid overnight.
There are many different ways you can make overnight oats I like using a milk substitute, for example, almond milk or dairy-free milk.
Rolled oats are a great source of protein and fibre, making this a delicious and healthy breakfast.
Step by step guide
- First, peel your apple and cut into cubes.
- Put your apple in lemon juice, water and a tiny pinch of cinnamon and simmer on a low heat until the apple is soft.
- Remove the apple and let it cool.
- Using a bowl or jar add your almond milk and oats together.
- Add a small amount of maple syrup.
- Stir the mixture to make sure all the oats are soaked in the almond milk.
- Then cover and store in the fridge overnight (you can make the oats 24 to 48 hours in advance).
- Remove from the fridge, add your apple.
- You can add a little more cinnamon for added flavour if needed.
Overnight oats are supposed to be eaten cold, however, if you can only stand to eat oats warm then you can warm it up for a minute in the microwave.
You can add vegan protein powder to overnight oats to give you a bigger protein boost.
You can also swap in ingredients such as strawberries, nuts, banana, blueberries, raspberries, coco powder, and even peanut butter (the kids love peanut butter overnight oats!).
This is a hearty breakfast that has stood the test of time, my grandma would eat overnight oats as a young girl and here we are two generations later still enjoying overnight oats. It gives you a slow release of energy, perfect for those long car journey’s taking the kids to school.Last updated on: