With the current cold and dark winter mornings it sure is hard to pry myself out of bed on time, which then leads to a rushed morning and breakfast being eaten on the train to work, or not having a proper breakfast which I thought I would never say.
Last night I decided that my routine had to change, by preparing my breakfast the night before it would save time as well as guaranteeing a proper well-balanced breakfast.
Overnight oats are a popular recipe that was shared everywhere last year, however the trend seems to have fallen off coming into the cooler months. I don’t think this needs to be the case as this breakfast is like having a fruity and chocolatey dessert at breakfast time and it is just as tasty as porridge served with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Alternatively, overnight oats can be served warm by placing them in the microwave for a minute or two.
This recipe contains some of my all-time favourite foods – oats, almonds, raspberries, yoghurt and cacao nibs. I am not including quantities for this recipe as everyone tends to eat a different sized breakfast, so this can be adapted to suit. Additionally, overnight oats are best made in individual containers, so you can all make a serve that suits your usual breakfast intake.
- Cacao Nibs
- Yoghurt (natural unsweetened)
- Almond Milk (or any type of milk)
- Find a suitable container or jar that will provide the same volume as would your usual breakfast bowl
- Place frozen raspberries on the bottom in a layer, then layer almonds and oats on top, a small sprinkle of cacao nibs and then a layer of yoghurt
- Pour in some milk until the oats are just covered and the milk just comes up to about half-way
- Seal the container and leave in the fridge overnight
- Prior to serving the next morning stir the oats to combine all the ingredients and transfer into your usual breakfast bowl (heat in the microwave for a minute or two to serve warm if desired)
- Sprinkle with cacao nibs, cinnamon or coconut to serve
Shared on Instagram for Heidi’s #wednesdaybreakfastclub. Read more about this HERE.