Strawberry overnight oats
Serves 2 | 5 min + 8 hours | Easy
If you’re anything like us, you like to sleep late and thus have less time for breakfast. This recipe is a lifesaver, or more like timesaver, and will give an extra 10 minutes of sleep every morning.
This is a breakfast recipe I try to push on everyone I know, I remember countless conversations where my friends are looking at me with scepticism while I go at it like an encyclopaedia salesperson.
Well I can tell you - no, I don't get any funding from the overnight oats foundation and yes, overnight oats are really so good that I’m gonna make you try this breakfast, because you need to know what you’re missing. Then you can go ahead and ignore me.
I guess we’re all more or less traumatised by porridge from grandparents, school or random witches in the forrest - porridge is tasteless, boring and maybe even dangerous? I have a vivid memory from my childhood, of my mom making porridge on Christmas and repeating how difficult it is over and over again, and how close she was to ruining it. I never wanted to make porridge after that, never ever.
Well I was stupid, because it’s not difficult at all, and you can forget everything you think you know about porridge, because overnight oats is here and it’s like the old porridges cooler younger cousin! Who has a car!
So what's the catch?
Well, there is no catch. Overnight oats is just your choice of oats that you soak in milk (or juice if you prefer that) in the fridge overnight, about 8 hours (it'll be fine even if you're a crazy person and sleep only 4hrs), and in the morning when you take them out they’re ready, all soft and mushy like traditional porridge.
The key to making them good is to cover them with a lot of flavour because the oats will soak in the flavours and spices, and it will be both juicy and tasty!
2 dl rolled oats
1 dl strawberries
0,5 dl blueberries
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp coconut flakes
4 dl plant milk
- Start by choosing a glass container that has a lid, it's important to be able to close the jar so the oats will be able to soak all the flavours from the container and not the smells from your fridge
- Pour all of the ingredients except the milk into the jar and mix them around
- Then pour the milk on top of everything. The milk should completely cover all of the ingredients and the consistence should be runny.
- Stir everything with a spoon, close the lid and put it into your fridge until morning.
- In the morning it's all ready to be consumed, top it with fresh berries or perhaps some coconut flakes. Enjoy!