I am a creature of habits for many things and I think it runs in the family… I like going to bed not too late and getting up around 7.30 every day (even at the weekends). But regarding my breakfast I sometimes like to vary it a bit. I am not sure if I’m a savoury or sweet breakfast type in the morning. I like coffee, I need it every single day…and when I don’t have it I feel I haven’t had breakfast at all, so you get me, right? (Creature of habits). Have I mentioned that I suffer from insomnia? Now I have. Yes, it is a problem that I’m struggling with and it is not because of the caffeine (I don’t have more than 2 cups of coffee a day: one in the morning and another one at 3pm). So, most of the nights I lay awake in bed and I think about breakfast, and by thinking either I get obsessed with recipes that I haven’t made yet and they seem good for the following morning or I fall asleep and I don’t remember anything of what I was thinking the night before. That’s me.
Not sure when I got obsessed with overnight oats, but I must tell you it is one of the favourites at home and we have it almost every day when I don’t do experiments. Overnight oats are filling and it is a very complete breakfast that one can alternate with fresh fruits, nuts, peanut butter, chocolate, pumpkin…
If you google overnight oats recipes you will find lots of recipes with very fancy pictures (nicer than mine) and it is definitely not a new trend. But as I haven’t posted any of my favourite breakfasts yet I thought it was about time. My recipe I’m sharing here today is a simple bowl of oats with love. So here we are with the recipe:
Note: this recipe makes 2 bowls
-1 large banana (smashed)
-1 tablespoon chia seeds
-1 ½ tablespoon flax seeds
-1 tablespoon peanut butter (optional)
-10 tablespoon rolled oats
-Vanilla soy milk (almond, coconut or dairy milk also works fine)
-mixed unsalted nuts (pecans, cashews, almonds, peanuts…)
-fresh fruits (diced apples, strawberries, blueberries…)
How to make it
- Smash the banana and toss the chia and flax seeds. Combine.
- Add some milk and stir. Then the rolled oats and combine.
- Pour more milk and stir. Add the peanut butter and mix well.
- Add some fresh fruits if desired or save them for topping the bowl the next morning.
- The consistency of the oatmeal must be not too dry, so be free to pour more milk. This will help the chia seeds make a creamy pudding with the rest of the ingredients.
- Prepare two recipients and seal them well and refrigerate them overnight. Hence overnight oats!
- The next morning add some more milk and top your bowl with fresh berries, dark chocolate chunks, more nuts…whatever you like.
Enjoy! You will be energized for the whole morning! There is so much you can do in overnight oats 🙂 I do love it!
xoxo Pink Maple