Overnight Oats are a delicious, healthy and above all fast breakfast. The roasted apples provide a fruity note and an extra portion of vitamins.
I love to get a bowl out of the cupboard in the evening and know that there will be overnight oats for breakfast waiting for me. I am also a big porridge lover, but sometimes I prefer the “cold version”.
Besides the taste there are sooo many other reasons to make this simple breakfast:
- Oats keep you full for a long time and prevents ravenous appetite attacks.
- Oats are packed with vitamins and healthy nutrients. They are also easily digestible.
- Overnight Oats with grilled apples are prepared in minutes, giving you more time to sleep in the morning.
- Overnight Oats are an ideal breakfast to take away. Simply pour into a container with a lid and feast on the way.
- You can change the recipe to suit your taste, so you’ll always have a new flavor in the jar. 🙂 Let your creativity run free or get inspiration from my tips below.
Overnight Oats are wonderfully creamy and can be modified to your taste.
The basic recipe is 1 part oatmeal mixed with 2 parts liquid.
Yup, this delicious breakfast is that easy!
Here is a small list of ingredients you can use for your Overnight Oats:
- OATMEAL – Okay, oatmeal is not an option, it’s a must. Not negotiable. Without them you won’t be able to make Overnight Oats. I prefer to use finely flaked oats, because they get nice and creamy.
- MILK – Whether oat milk, almond milk, soy, rice, hazelnut or cow’s milk. Allowed is what tastes good. However, remember that many types of vegetable milk are naturally sweet, so you need less extra sweetener.
- SEEDS & NUTS – I almost always mix chia or/and flax seeds into my oats, as they make them creamier and give it a nice texture. They also bring another dose of nutrients into the jar. Furthermore I also like: sunflower seeds, sesame, almonds, cashews, walnuts. It’s up to you whether you mix them with the oatmeal the day before so that they become soft or you add them as a crunchy topping the next morning.
- SWEETERS – maple syrup, honey, dates, coconut flower sugars, rice or agave syrup. Use your favorite. 🙂
- FRUITS – my favourite winter version is overnight oats with roasted apples. The warm fruits are an especially tasty balance to the cool oats. But of course there are no limits here either: bananas, grapes, berries, melons, even carrots taste delicious in the oats. Take a look at the recipe for my CARROT CAKE OVERNIGHT OATS!
- SPICES – cinnamon. I looohove cinnamon! It goes in just about every breakfast I make. But of course there are also many other delicious spices: cocoa, cardamom, turmeric, ginger (in small quantities, because it’s very intense).
- ADDITIONAL “CREMA” – many swear by yoghurt. With this variation you mix 2-3 tablespoons full with the oat flakes the evening before. I like to add nut butter. Cause NUT BUTTER. I mean. Creamy, delicious, healthy. SO GOOD!
- OTHER IDEAS – raisins, goji berries, jam, coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, chocolate, quinoapops,…
Overnight oats with roasted apples are not the classic á la fridge door open, oats out and you can start spooning kinda overnight oats. However, the preparation time does not exceed a few minutes even with this soulfood version:
- Cut apples in half, core them and cut them into slices
- Heat up a pan with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- Fry the apple slices for a few minutes on each side until they are lightly golden