Overnight oats have recently become a very trendy breakfast dish, to the point of it being labelled “a bit hipster” and I must admit I viewed it with a bit of eye-rolling myself as most of the time I’ve seen it presented in jars which has become a bit of a hipster stereotype over the years.
But I am someone who doesn’t want to knock something till I’ve tried it and I have to admit… I was pleasantly surprised. I’ve never been a huge fan of porridge in the mornings as I find it can be a bit “claggy” or end up looking like something my Dad would fill the walls with. But these overnight oats were filling, creamy and full of flavour and the best part was they take minutes to prepare and they’re all ready to go in the morning.
This recipe is as simple as they come and you can adapt it as much as you want – swap the milk for almond or oat milk, change what fruit you have, substitute honey for maple syrup, or add peanut butter, yoghurt… whatever you fancy. Personally I’m looking forward to experimenting and I’m a definite convert when it comes to overnight oats!
I’ll probably still pass on serving them in a jar though…
Overnight OatsPrint Recipe
- 60g Rolled Oats
- 150ml Skimmed Milk
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
- ½ tsp Honey
- 1 tsp Salt
- Handful of Blueberries, crushed
Measure out the oats into a bowl and cover with the milk.
Add the salt, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and mix well into the oats.
Crush the blueberries slightly and add to the oats.
Cover the bowl with cling film and place into the fridge overnight.
The next morning, remove the oats from the fridge and stir - adding a little more milk if you require - and serve with your favourite fruits.