Overnight oats are one of the most versatile breakfasts that you can have. There really is no set ingredient list, just use what you’ve got, whether that’s a little or a lot. Oats, nuts, seeds, berries – mix and match to find a different flavour each time.
Overnight oats are my go to breakfast whenever I have an early morning running event or I’m planning a long run. I don’t want to be fussing with something in the morning. I just want to grab something and go. I wake up early enough to get to events, so any extra time making breakfast cuts into my sleep time.
On holidays I’ve been making a cooked breakfast most mornings, but I wanted to have something different and decided to have overnight oats and use some of the other ingredients that we had bought to make the trail mix.
I was really surprised to find buckinis here in Gozo and quickly added it to my supermarket basket, along with nuts, petitas, frozen berries and desiccated coconut.
I didn’t really take much notice of the quantities which is the bonus of this recipe. If you don’t have almonds use hazelnuts or any other nuts, if you don’t have any nuts use sultanas, if you don’t have pepitas then skip them or use any other seed you can find.Print
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 2 cups
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: Australian
- 1 cup oats
- ½ cup nuts
- ½ cup seeds
- ½ cup buckinis
- ½ cup dried fruits
- 1 cup frozen berries eg raspberries (blueberries)
- ½ cup coconut (desiccated, shredded or chips)
- 1 – 2 cups water (or plant-based milk: coconut, rice, soy – see notes)
- cinnamon (to serve)
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Stir to combine.
- Place in fridge overnight.
- In the morning, stir again to combine.
- Serve topped with cinnamon.
Use enough water or milk to almost cover the oats and fruit and nuts etc.
Use less milk or water for a thicker oat mixture.
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