Overnight Oats with Blueberry and Banana

I’m so glad I decided to make overnight oats last night before bed.  The boys didn’t sleep that well, which meant I didn’t sleep that well, and I don’t feel like doing anything much today!  We usually have porridge for breakfast but since it’s getting more summery I thought we’d switch to overnight oats.  It wasn’t the best morning really, but the sun is starting to appear now.  And the overnight oats were delicious anyway!

There are lots of recipes for overnight oats online, but it’s just so quick and simple to prepare that I had to include it on my blog.  It’s the perfect recipe for anyone who doesn’t have much time in the mornings but still wants a filling breakfast, so any parents really.  It’s basically oats soaked in plant milk overnight.  I keep it really simple and do equal parts oats and plant milk, measured in cups.  I usually do one cup of each per person, which is quite big portions, but I’m always really hungry in the mornings!  And you can keep any leftovers for a snack later.  The oats soak up all the plant milk and make a creamy and delicious breakfast.

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I like it best with blueberries, bananas and a drizzle of agave syrup.  But you can use any fruit you want, and any sweetener you want, or no sweetener if you like.  I don’t add any sweetener to the kids’ portions and they don’t mind at all.  You can also add natural soya yoghurt, coconut yoghurt, fruity yoghurt, seeds, nuts, raisins, nut butter, anything you like. If you have kids you can let them pick out their own toppings, which is fun.  It’s really versatile.  Some people add the fruit and stuff the night before, but I like to add it in the morning.  It’s entirely up to you.

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Holly came over to see what I was doing while I was taking photos.

Ingredients:

Serves 1 hungry person

1 cup of oats

1 cup of unsweetened soy milk (or other plant milk)

Handful of blueberries

1 sliced banana

Drizzle of agave syrup (or other sweetener)

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How it’s made:

The night before, put the oats and plant milk in a jar or other container.  Mix them together a bit and store in the fridge overnight.

In the morning put the oats into a bowl and top with the banana, blueberries and agave syrup and eat!

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I have loads of ideas for recipes for the next few weeks so will be posting a lot.  Also it’s 10 days until Oran’s first birthday (today is a year since his “due date”) so I’ll be doing a healthier vegan baby smash cake soon, which I’m really excited about!  I don’t think we’ll be having a party cos loads of our family are away, so we might just have a little picnic at home or go out for the day or something.  But I’ll be sure to post about what kinda food we eat and the cake recipe!  And lots of photos of Oran on his big day.

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