We love overnight oats for a grab-and-go breakfast to start your day the healthy way. Simply leave a jar or bowl of oats and fruit to soak overnight in the fridge and wake up to super creamy, softened oats that you can pack and take to work or enjoy as a quick and easy option ahead of your busy morning routine. Learn the ropes with our guide on how best to prepare overnight oats, also known as bircher muesli, then try our different flavour suggestions.
Carrot cake overnight oats
All the deliciousness of a slice of carrot cake but with all the goodness of oats, sultanas, honey and grated carrot. These oat pots replace the indulgent icing on a slice of carrot cake with creamy yet good-for-you yoghurt, while mixed spice provides the same cinnamon and nutmeg hit as carrot cake batter. Takes 10 mins to prep, then tuck in the next morning.
Peanut butter overnight oats
Easily thrown together with standby berries from the freezer and peanut butter from your cupboard, this fruity and filling pot of oats is a more nutritious take on the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich. A dash of maple syrup cuts through the tartness of the raspberries while a pinch of salt and creamy peanut butter together add a contrasting savoury hit. Vegan and prepped in just 5 minutes.
Tropical overnight oats
Packing in all the sunshine flavours of passionfruit and kiwi plus coconut yoghurt, this filling, low-fat pot will brighten up any midweek morning while providing a nutritious start to the day. A sprinkling of mixed seeds provides crunch and is an easy way to add extra goodness to this vegan pot.
Orange & blueberry bircher
Loaded with vitamin C from the orange and blueberries, this fruity pot provides a colourful and zesty start to your morning. Soaking the oats and linseeds overnight makes them easier to digest, while adding coconut yogurt makes this a balanced bircher with all the right kinds of fat, fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Bircher muesli with apple & banana
A classic bircher pot with grated apple, sultanas, seeds, oats and nuts together providing a nutritious boost to your breakfast. Topped with extra chopped nuts and sliced banana, it takes just 5 minutes to prep and offers a filling mix of fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals.
Apple & blueberry bircher
High in fibre and low in fat, this simple version of overnight oats packs a delicious and nutritious punch. The softened soaked oats and berries are easy to digest and the apple juice and grated apple together add more layers of fruity flavour and texture.
This article was published on 16th March 2018.
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