Overnight Oats is my new favourite breakfast!
It’s filling, tasty and thanks to the fact that you make it the night before, it’s also super quick on a morning when I’m rushing about. I can even pop it into my bag and eat it at work if I’m running late (which I often am). You can even make it Slimming World friendly.
Overnight oats are something that I’ve heard about so many times both from fellow mums who want an easy breakfast option and from friends on Slimming World who swear by them for an easy but filling breakfast.
Until a couple of week’s ago, I’d never tried them because the name ‘overnight oats’ conjured up an old-fashioned stodgy breakfast that I didn’t think I’d enjoy. Then I heard someone say they made theirs in a mason jar and changed my mind instantly – anything you can eat out of a cute mason jar has got to taste nice, right?
I thought I’d share the basic recipe that I’ve been using so you can try and make your own if you fancy trying them for yourself. I’ve not really varied this recipe too much since we started as I’ve been using up what we have in but a quick look on Pinterest shows a whole world of overnight oats recipes that I can experiment with over the coming months.
Overnight Oats – the traditional version
There isn’t a set recipe for this as such as it depends how much you can eat for breakfast, how big your container is and what ingredients you have in – this is just how I make mine…
Approx 75 g porridge oats
100g Yoghurt (greek yoghurt is usually recommended but I find it a little bitter in overnight oats so you might want to consider a sweeter yoghurt as I do. Onken Vanilla yoghurt is a nice alternative)
1 tbsp Honey (I’m not a honey fan so I leave this out more often than not – Miss Frugal *may* make hers with Nutella occasionally)
Between 75 and 150g fruit, depending on what you have in and how hungry you are. (I make sure to choose quite sweet fruit as the juices as it melts add to the overall flavour of the overnight oats and when I’ve used fruit like blackcurrants and raspberries they have made the whole thing taste a little bitter)
Chia seeds (optional but great health benefits)
You just need to put everything in a mason jar (or something similar) and give it a good mix together. Pop in the fridge overnight and voila, when you get up in the morning you’ll have a delicious breakfast of overnight oats waiting in the fridge for you.
Overnight Oats – the Slimming World version
The Slimming World version of overnight oats is actually much quicker to make so if you want to start out with that then here’s what you’ll need:
35g porridge oats
1 Muller Light yoghurt – any flavour but I usually go with vanilla or strawberry
Strawberries, blueberries or any other fruit that takes your fancy.
You just literally add your porridge oats, top with a pot of Muller Light Yoghurts and stir it all together with your fruit. Again leave it overnight and you’ve got a great breakfast which is free on Slimming World if you use the oats as your Healthy Extra B for the day.
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And if you’re looking for another Slimming World friendly breakfast recipe, you should check out my mini omelettes which again, taste amazing and can be made in advance.
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