Overnight oats are my favourite thing to eat in the morning when I am not in a mood to spend time in the kitchen. Although this does not happen often, it might be also practical when having a busy morning or on-the-go breakfast for a trip, to work etc. Anyway, this is always great to have ready waiting for you in the fridge. You can also prepare more servings and easily secure breakfast for two or three days in advance. Simply prepare the oat mixture, store in jars in the fridge and top with toppings of your choice in the morning you want to eat it.
I do not use sugar in my overnight oats because when using raisins and fresh fruit, I find it redundant and too sweet. I do not even top my oats with honey or maple syrup, but if you feel like they are not sweet enough for you, drizzle a little of liquid, preferably natural, sweetener over the top.
(for two 250 ml jars)
- 150 g rolled oats
- 60 g (4 tbsp) raisins
- 15 g (2 tbsp) cacao powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds or linseed
- 400 ml water or milk of your choice
- 2 handfuls of blueberries, fresh or frozen (when not in season, I rather use frozen blueberries)
- Start an evening before you want to have these overnight oats for breakfast. In a bowl, mix rolled oats with chia seeds, cacao powder, and raisins.
- Add water or milk and stir well.
- Scoop about half of the mixture to your jars. Then add a handful of blueberries to each jar and cover with the remaining oat mixture. Add more blueberries or other fruit on the top.
- Store in the fridge until morning. This will keep for up to 3 days, so you can make several servings to have in the fridge.
- Serve with more fresh fruit, toasted or raw nuts, seeds… Also, if this is not sweet enough for you, add a little maple syrup or honey before serving.