The season for oats has most definitely arrived. I woke up this morning to gale force winds, rain battering against the window and a very angry cat that wanted to go out, but was not willing to brave the weather and wanted me to do something about it. All of that meant that I was really glad that I had prepared my oats last night and they were in the fridge soaking up all the goodness that I added to them.
Overnight oats are perfect if you want some fairly elaborate and flavourful oats in the morning, but you don't have time to prepare them when you wake up. Put everything into a bowl at night before you go to bed and by the time you wake up in the morning, they will be ready to eat.
You could just eat these overnight oats cold, straight from the fridge, or heat them up in the oven or microwave (Oh no, I mentioned a microwave). Another great thing about them is that they are so versatile. You can mix anything into them before you put them in the fridge and you can put anything on top of them before you eat them. The ingredients are rough measurements, as that is the other great things about these, you can just throw whatever you want in.
Ingredients - serves 1:
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1 handful of oats
- 2 tbsp spoons of Greek yoghurt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Enough milk to cover over the rest of the ingredients (depends how thick you like your oats)
1) Add all of the mixture to a bowl and put in the fridge overnight.
2) Take out in the morning (heat if you want them hot) and add toppings. I put on almond butter and a chopped peach.