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Last year, I started making overnight oats and it's become part of my daily routine. If you do not know what overnight oats are, it is basically like preparing oatmeal without cooking it. Instead, you let the oats soak overnight and they will be soft and ready to eat by morning. Now, this was really the only working knowledge I had on overnight oats, and I developed my own little recipe over time.
The best thing about overnight oats is that it is SO easy to prepare, and come morning, your breakfast is basically ready. And it's healthy!
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- Milk (of your choice)
For the oats, I recommend rolled oats, but quick oats will do the trick if you have nothing else (I only had quick oats for the photos). If you use quick oats, the oats may turn out to be a bit mushy. For the milk, that is really up to you - I am not a fan of milk, so I like to use coconut milk or almond milk.
Mix the oats and chia seeds in a bowl, and pour the milk so that it just covers the ingredients. Put it in the fridge, and thats it for the night prep!
- 1 tsp Hemp Hearts
- Fruit - banana, raspberries, etc
- 1 tbsp Sliced Almonds
In the morning, the oats should be ready. You'll notice the ingredients have sort of come together, so I like to add a dash of milk, and mix it around to loosen it up. And then I put it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to cut the cold. Follow with toppings of your choice. I really like to add Hemp Heart Toppers in the Maple & Cinnamon flavour as this adds a nice flavour and nutty texture to the oats. If I'm going all out, I also add sliced almonds and some fruit!
And that is my overnight oats recipe! It is bound to keep you full all morning. I used to be a notorious breakfast-skipper, but ever since I started making this, I have a lot more energy during the day. And it's really so simple to prepare.
Have you tried overnight oats?