Winter Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are one of my favourite breakfasts – they’re so easy to make, all you need to do is throw all the ingredients into a bowl/Kilner jar, give it a stir and pop it in the fridge overnight! Come morning time, your breakfast is ready to go. I find that overnight oats are very popular in summer, but their popularity fades out during the winter months in favour of traditional hot porridge.

I, however still love making overnight oats in the winter, so I thought I’d create some autumn/winter friendly flavours that I’m hoping you’ll be excited to try!

APPLE, PECAN & CINNAMON OATS

Such a classic combo, but for good reason! The cinnamon adds a lovely warming spice, making this flavour combo perfect for the colder months.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup GF oats (50g)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (125ml)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 red apple
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped (25g)

Method

  1. Grate half of the apple into a bowl, then add in the oats, milk, cinnamon and maple syrup. Mix together, cover and pop in the fridge overnight (or for at least 3 hours)
  2. Top the oats with the remaining half apple, pecans and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

CHOCOLATE, BANANA & PEANUT BUTTER OATS

My all time favourite flavour combination – you really can’t go wrong! This recipe tastes like dessert but it’s perfectly acceptable for breakfast, honest.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup GF oats (50g)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (125ml)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter + extra for topping
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Method

  1. Mash half of the banana in a bowl, then add in the oats, milk, cocoa powder, peanut butter and maple syrup. Mix together, cover and pop in the fridge overnight (or for at least 3 hours)
  2. Top the oats with the remaining half banana and drizzle with more peanut butter.

WARM BLUEBERRY OATS

I thought I’d throw in a warmer recipe, as we all love comforting warm flavours in winter. The oat base has a slightly caramel taste from the maca powder, which works perfectly with the juicy blueberry compote.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup GF oats (50g)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (125ml)
  • 2 tbsp dairy free yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup blueberries

Method

  1. Place the oats, milk, yogurt, maca powder (if using) and maple syrup in a bowl. Mix together, cover and pop in the fridge overnight (or for at least 3 hours).
  2. In the morning place the blueberries in a plan with a dash of water and cook on a medium heat for 5 mins. Once the berries start to soften and release their juices you can pour over your pre-made oats.

Let me know your thoughts and if these recipes inspire you to make overnight oats in the winter months!

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