A week ago, as I was commuting, I had the displeasure of watching a woman (with upsettingly dry hands) spoon her way through a pickle jar of overnight oats. It was a very inappropriate place & time to be eating oats with a metal spoon in a glass jar (clink clink clink) but I couldn’t help admire her breakfast proactivity.
I’ve heard chatter about overnight oats before (when I say heard – I mean on the web 2.0 grapevine) so when I spotted a Buzzfeed article with lots of drool worth photos I thought I’d give it a go.
Please note: I only eat this at home; where it’s appropriate to eat breakfast.
So the basic principles of overnight oats are:
- Get a glass jar (hello Kilner style jar!)
- Mix together equal amounts of oats & milk
- Throw in whatever the hell you like!
- Pop it in the fridge overnight & come morning…
Round 1: Random Fridge Contents Overnight Oats
Lessons include (but are not limited to)-
- I have no ruddy idea what equal amounts look like, I winged it & ended up with oat slush
- Blueberries, fresh mint, cashew nuts, raisins & figs are an edible, but not entirely delicious combination
- Note to self: Follow recipes from now on
Round 2: Apple & Cinnamon Overnight Oats
- Utterly delicious, best OO recipe I’ve found to this day!
- I’m glad I had 2kg of apples in from Costco as I’ve basically eaten this everyday
- A sweetening ingredient like honey is a must!
- This is the recipe
Round 3: Choco-nutty Overnight Oats
- Very nice, but didn’t rock my world
- Chocolate, I expected more from you.
- I think swapping cocoa for Nutella would vastly improve things
- Roughly based on this recipe (Chia seeds & almond milk…too fancy for me)