Austria, Breakfast, Recipes

2-minute Oats

April 13, 2012

Good morning!

With all the delicious lunches and dinners I have been having recently not a lot of my breakfasts have made it on the blog. I have been having breakfast though, lots of pancakes and my newest creation 2-minute oats. The idea for this breakfast originated purely from my lack of motivation to go downstairs in the middle of the night to prepare overnight oats. I love coming to the breakfast table in the morning with my breakfast waiting for me. However, when I’m too lazy to prepare breakfast the night before these 2-minute oats will just have to do the job!

The advantage: they aren’t freezing cold like overnight oats. Disadvantage: the texture is a bit runny. However, it’s the taste that counts!

They are very similar to overnight oats but I know that everyone prepares their oats in a different way so I thought I’d share my 2-minute oats “recipe” with you since I am sure there must be someone else out there who lacks motivation to prepare breakfast in the middle of the night, right?

As with most of my recipes this is one that you can adjust to your individual taste by changing the ratio of milk to yogurt or trying different yogurts. You can also get creative with the berries now that Summer is fast approaching. The texture of the oats will by more runny than the overnights oats, simply because the oats will not have the 8-10 hours to soak. But if you don’t like your oats to be that runny simply reduce the amount of milk and add more yogurt/ cottage cheese.

Combine the following ingredients in a bowl:

  • 1/3 cup porridge oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3-4 tbsp. yoghurt or Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. cottage cheese
  • lots of cinammon (about 2 shakes, I add more!)
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • berries (optional, but add natural sweetness and make everything better)
  • 2-3 drops of stevia (optional)

Stir all the ingredients together, wait for 2 minutes add your favorite granola or nut butter and enjoy with a big cup of tea or coffee.

Have a great day 🙂

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  • Reply Clair April 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Omigosh, I did something SO similar to this yesterday, because I also prefer that my oats aren’t freezing cold! How funny. I don’t mind the runniness. In fact, I like chewing my oatmeal a bit since it hasn’t absorbed everything.

    Photos are just gorgeous…

  • Reply Antonia April 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks Clair! I know, a big bonus is that the oats are freezing off your tongue and I also don’t mind a little chewiness.

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  • Reply Tash December 1, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Hey Antonia! I CANNOT BELIEVE i have only just come across your blog, i thought I knew all of the best foodies out there! You are amazing! Your passion for London, food, nature, fresh air…I would have a hard time differentiating your blog from the kinda thing I would want to write. Thanks so much for all the posts about Le pain!! I’ve been hesitating to go for a longgg time – because I HATE leaving the house for breakfast! (no motivation) all your recipes and photos are so inspirational. Keep it up! ~ Your new biggest fan. X

    • Reply Antonia December 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you so much for your beautiful comment 🙂 You should definitely go have breakfast at LPQ, it’s worth leaving the house for! If you go as a larger group have the baker’s basket to share and try all their delicious spreads. Otherwise, have the waffles or granola parfait! Now I’m off to check out your blog xx

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