This super easy overnight oats recipe is a healthy, and simple breakfast that you can make ahead of time for busy mornings. Overnight oats are made by soaking oats in liquid for a couple of hours (or overnight). They are much easier to prepare (no cooking needed!) and perfect for when you need a ready-to-go breakfast or snack.
1 tsp Chia Seeds
1 tsp Sultanas
1 tsp Shelled Pistachios
1 tsp Hemp Seeds
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
180 ml Milk of choice
2 tsp Honey / Maple Syrup
I mix all the dry ingredients together first - I like to use mason jars as it makes it easy to give everything a good old fashioned shake to mix it together.
Once the dry ingredients are well mixed pour your milk on top. Make sure everything is very well mixed, place the lid on your jar and pop it in the fridge. When you’re ready to serve, add a drizzle of maple syrup or honey, some fresh fruit and enjoy!
There are endless ways to change up overnight oats. Some people also like to add 50-75 grams of Greek yoghurt per portion. This is delicious but I find it doesn't keep as long.
Here are a few ideas for other flavours:
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats: Add 1-2 tbsp peanut per portion. Some chocolate chips also work well with this combination!
Cinnamon Apple: Use diced apple as your fruit of choice, and some crushed walnuts. You can even step this up a notch by adding a little apple sauce.
Chocolate Overnight Oats: Add 1.5 tsp of cocoa powder per portion and some chocolate chips. This also works well with nut butter.
Blueberry Pistachio: Prepare a blueberry compote by placing 250g frozen blueberries, 2 1tbs water, 1 tbs maple syrup and 1tbs lemon juice in a pan, bring to a simmer, uncovered and cook for about 10-12 minutes or until it has thickened. You can either mix this into your overnight oats, or enjoy it on top.
Raspberry & Coconut: Add frozen/fresh raspberries and dessicated coconut.