A quick and simple breakfast that you can make the night before. These Apple, Maple and Pecan Overnight Oats have all the flavours of autumn, in a breakfast suitable for any time of the year.
Apple and cinnamon just scream autumn, but it’s June. Have I gone crazy? No, I haven’t gone crazy, but looking out my window it looks like the weather has. Here in the north of England it’s cold and windy and it looks more like autumn than the beginning of summer.
I can’t complain too much though, as we are flying out to Bulgaria tomorrow for the week. Want to follow our trip? Make sure you are following us on Instagram. <—- click there.
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Okay, back to these oats. It’s not so cold that I wanted a big bowl of warming oats, so I made overnight oats as a compromise. Overnight oats are one of my favourite breakfasts at the moment, because I can make them the night before, whilst Avery is in bed, and not have to worry about making breakfast in the morning. Avery is definitely a morning person and trying to get anything done before her morning nap is impossible as she is far too hyperactive. So, new mamas/dadas or parents to be? Overnight oats are about to become your new best friend.
The apples really are the star of this breakfast, because they add lots of natural sweetness and some crunch too. Plus, we all know how well Apple and cinnamon go together. Because apples are the star of this dish, you really need to be using the best apples that you can get your hands on, and that means delicious organic apples for us.
Wake Up To Organic challenged us to share our favourite organic breakfast, and we just knew that it had to be something simple, but still bursting with flavour, like this. They want you to also wake up and celebrate organic food and on the 14th June, independent stores across the country are going to be serving up free organic mini breakfasts to show just how vast the range of organic food and drink is – which will make making the switch to organic so much easier. Head over to the Wake Up To Organic website to see where you can get your free breakfast from.
So, why Organic? The popularity of organic product in the UK has drastically grown in the past few years, and you only have to look at the amount of products available to see that the demand is there. People are becoming more aware of the benefits to the environment and also knowing what is in their food.
Why should you try organic food?
- It’s good for you – natural, tasty and delicious, fewer pesticides, full of nutrients.
- Good for animals – happy animals with high standards of animal welfare and no routine use of antibiotics.
- Good for the planet – working with nature, high environmental standards, promoting and supporting up to 50% more wildlife.
So, good for you, good for animals and good for the environment. I don’t know about you, but that is pretty much everything I could want from my food. Make sure you get involved on June 14th and head to your local participating venue to try some new organic products and see just how easy it is to switch to eating more organic. Your body, the animals and the environment will thank you!
- 30 g oats
- 80 ml almond milk
- 2 tbsp Total Greek yoghurt
- 1 apple, cut in to chunks
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- A handful of pecans
Put all of the ingredients in to a jar, except the pecans, and stir well. Put in the fridge overnight and add the pecans in the morning.
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**This Apple, Maple and Pecan Overnight Oats recipe was commissioned by Organic Trade Board All opinions are my own**