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Overnight Oats

Have you tried overnight oats already? I finally got around to preparing a jar last night and couldn’t wait to try it this morning. I was worried it was going to be too slimy for my taste, and even if there was a bit of sliminess (really selling this to you haha) it didn’t really bother me.

You’re supposed to use rolled oats (steel-cut oats won’t get mushy enough) that are less processed than regular finer oatmeal. There are many good things about this nutritious breakfast, such as it being super easy to prepare, it being low in calories but keeping you full, you can pretty much put anything in it and create your own recipes – not to mention it’ll save you time in the morning!

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I made up my own recipe from what was in my parents’ cupboards, and it turned out really nice. I used:

  • 1 dl of rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp of sunflower & pumpkin seeds
  • 1,5 dl of milk (or any non-dairy alternative)
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 apple (chopped)

Just add all the ingredients in the same order as above and put in the fridge. (You could just use a bowl as well if you don’t have a jar, and you don’t have to cover it.) Let it soak overnight, stir thoroughly and enjoy!

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I read somewhere that 4-5 hours of soaking is enough if you want to dig in sooner or maybe prepare it for lunch in the morning.

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This is such a versatile dish, you can chuck in seeds and nuts, fresh and dried fruits and berries, spices, peanut and almond butter, yoghurt and so on. Chia seeds work well as they expand in liquid. If it’s too dry just add more liquid in the morning.

I’ll definitely be trying other combos as well, but I’m too fond of my hot porridge in the mornings to make it a daily thing!

What do you think, does it just look unappealing to you or will you give it a go?

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!

  • Annika B

    Yummie!! Hadn’t heard of it. Have to try!!! At the moment I’m really fond of the mix soy yogurt, coconut milk and granola for breakfast and today I made apricot-rum-soup with coconut rice, which became heavenly, super easy and fast. Coconut rice is made of rice flakes, so it takes max 2 min to prepare it in the microwave.

    February 24, 2016 at 6:30 pm Reply
    • Nina Äikäs

      Interesting – you have to tell me more tomorrow ?

      February 24, 2016 at 7:49 pm Reply
  • smiling notes

    I absolutely love overnight oats. I usually make mine with peanut butter but this sounds too delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂 xoxo

    March 4, 2016 at 2:24 pm Reply
    • Nina Äikäs

      Peanut butter isn’t something I’d put in my hot porridge, but will definitely give it a go! Xxx

      March 4, 2016 at 6:07 pm Reply
  • Sara at Handy Herbs

    This looks like a great overnight oats recipe – love them. So healthy too 🙂 #FabFridayPost

    March 5, 2016 at 1:14 pm Reply
    • Nina Äikäs

      Thanks ? Need to try other recipes too when I get sick of this one.If you know any good ones let me know!

      March 5, 2016 at 2:52 pm Reply

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