I never really got into overnight oats until recently and now I am completely addicted. It is the perfect breakfast if you are always on the go and want to maintain a healthy diet. It can’t get much easier, all you do is mix all the delicious ingredients together and leave it in the fridge overnight. The finished product is so creamy and is the perfect grab and go breakfast. You can mix it up and go crazy with your toppings too!
- 50 grams porridge oats (Flahavans works best for this)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 scoop of Vanilla protein powder (I used Vega protein)
- 1 cup Alpro unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup filtered water
- A few drops of stevia or honey/maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of Himalayan salt
- Berries and toppings of your choice
- Sterilise your jar by pouring boiling water into it and allowing it to sit for at least 5 minutes.
- Mix all of the ingredients except for your toppings in the jar and stir thoroughly. Let it sit for a couple of minutes, then stir again. Place the lid on it and refrigerate overnight.
- When you are ready to enjoy your overnight oats, place your toppings on-top and enjoy!
You can either scoop them out into a bowl or enjoy on the go!
Oat milk is rapidly becoming one of my favourite milk alternatives, it is rich in fibre and has such a creamy consistency to it. This recipe is very low in calories too, containing only 175 calories for the whole jug!!
- ½ cups organic oats – I like to use Flahavans oats
- 5 cups filtered water
- A few drops of liquid stevia, or sweetener of your choice
- 2 teaspoons orgamic vanilla essence
- Pinch of Himalayan salt
- Sterilised glass bottle
- Pour all the ingredients into the blender and blend on high speed for around 3-5 minutes.
- Strain the oat milk by pouring it through a nut milk bag, cheese cloth or very fine sieve and discard the oat pulp that remains. Do this process 2-3 times so you end up with a nice light milk.
- Pour the oat milk into a sterilised glass bottle and keep refrigerated.
- Make sure you shake thoroughly before using it.
This recipe is delicious, crunchy and tastes like a real treat! It is super easy to make and is a great addition to the pantry. You can tailor this recipe to your own liking – you could add any sorts of seeds, nuts, and dried fruits like goji berries, cranberries etc!
I like to serve mine with some unsweetened almond milk topped with fresh berries and cinnamon. You could add it to some plain Greek yoghurt or even use it as the topping to your crumble! Stay far away from the store bought cr@p which is packed full of fat, sugars and ingredients which I can’t even pronounce!!
It’s great on the go too, pack it up for a road trip, commute to work or a holiday overseas.. So why not make a large batch of this healthy, nutritious granola which will help nourish your body and start your day off on the right track!
Homemade crunchy granola
- 2 cups jumbo oats
- 100 grams slivered almonds
- 2 tablespoon flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- 100 grams desiccated coconut
- 3 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1.5 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or powder
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup or raw honey
To serve –
- 2 tablespoon Bee Pollen
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 goji berries (optional)
- fresh berries
- Preheat oven to 140C
- Line a baking tray with baking paper
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl except the bee pollen, chia & dried fruit.
- Bake the granola for 15 minutes or until golden and crunchy
- Remove from oven and mix in the bee pollen, chia seeds and dried fruit
- Once cool, place in a jar and serve
Don’t forget to tag me in your creations of my crunchy granola! Xx