Overnight oats appear to be all the rage at the moment, appearing in magazines and Pinterest boards all over the world. I can certainly see why, after my first attempt at making them this week. We all know the great benefits of porridge oats, in terms of cholesterol reduction and an easy way to consume good fibre, but they can get a little boring. As we hit summer, we don't want to be waking up to a steaming bowl of porridge but that doesn't mean we have to miss out. It is the perfect time to jazz up oats and get our summer berry fix, with simple and very quick recipes. I made a banana and blueberry mix but you can be as creative as you like when it comes to what fruit, seeds, nuts or yoghurt you add to your oats. The idea of overnight oats is to allow the yoghurt to soak up the oats overnight, giving a soft but nutty texture, without it being too stodgy. If you mix in a Kilner jar, you can grab out of the fridge in the morning and eat on the go, meaning there is no excuse for skipping breakfast.
30g Porridge Oats1 Banana100g Blueberries100ml Natural Yoghurt1 teaspoon desiccated coconut
Poor a layer of yoghurt at the bottom of a Kilner jar ( or a glass/bowl will do) followed by a layer of oats, then a layer of fruit. Simply repeat until all ingredients are used up. Chill in fridge overnight and rather eat straight our of jar or serve in a bowl. If the oats seem too dry, you may like to add an extra spoon of yoghurt.