As you know by now breakfast is something I never skip and it often turns out to be a big bowl of hot oatmeal, packed with banana, flax seeds, chia seeds, goji berries and topped with an overload of granola and fruit. I can’t even express how much I love oatmeal, it’s simply the best thing out there. However, there’s been a lot of Overnight Oats talk in the blogosphere lately so I thought I’d make those for a change. I’ve had overnight oats before but really prefer a warming breakfast in the winter months.
When I got up this morning I just loved that breakfast was prepared and waiting for me in the fridge. I simply had to add my toppings, but it did spare me the 10 minutes or so that I usually spend on preparing my oatmeals in the morning. And because I had so much time I thought I would style my oats up a little.
I prepared my oats in a jar and left them in the fridge overnight, but this morning I transferred everything into a glass and topped it with sliced kiwi, nuts and granola. I’m certainly going to miss having all kinds of bowls and glassware available for my photography when I fly back to England next week.
Coconut Overnight Oats
In the jar:
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup milk
- 4 tbsp. low-fat yoghurt
- 1 tsp. flax seeds
- 1 tsp. goji berries
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- 1.5 tbsp. agave nectar
- 1.5 tbsp. desiccated coconut
After about 12 hours in the fridge I added:
- 1/2 kiwi, sliced
- 2 tbsp. granola
I loved the subtle sweetness that the overnight oats got from the agave nectar. In general the taste was quite similar to Bircher Muesli which I usually sweeten with honey but the prep time for the overnight oats is a lot less! Big bonus!
Sunny, who is currently recovering from an injury she got while chasing the neighbors cat wanted to be part of this post so I thought I’d share a cute picture.