Overnight oats (or porridge as we say here in the UK).
Everyone raves about them.
But are they actually any good?
Turns out they are.
For me cutting down on prep time in the mornings to make breakfast is a massive plus.
Cooking and sleeping at the same time?
This is good news.
You simply leave the oats/porridge over night in the fridge to ‘cook’ while you take a trip to sleepville.
Quick tip: make your overnight oats in a sealable container/jar so that you can grab them on your way to work if you’re really stuck for time.
How To Make Overnight Oats
- 1 oz porridge oats (approx. 6 level tablespoons)
- Liquid of choice (water, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk)
Add the the porridge oats to a container with a lid.
Add your liquid of choice to taste: more liquid means a runnier porridge. I like mine thicker so I’ll add water just enough so that the porridge is just touched by the water.
Stir to allow the all porridge to absorb the liquid.
Here are my three favourite additions:
- Add some fruit of your choice; my favourite is a small handful of blueberries but you can add half a banana or strawberries.
- Stir in 2 teaspoons of nut butter with the liquid – I use good old fashioned 100% peanut butter
- Top with honey and cinnamon to garnish – lovely!