Easy Overnight Oats
As we head into the final week of Veganuary, our Head of Marketing Emily has been looking through some of the recipes and creations that she has been testing and trying during this month.
One of her absolute favourites has definitely been the dish that kick starts every morning and proves to be such a versatile and creative concoction – the ever popular overnight oats.
Oats have so many benefits to offer from being high in fibre to a good source of protein. They are also what is known as a slow release carbohydrate meaning they help you feel full for longer and don’t cause a blood sugar level spike like other types of carb.
Overnight oats do exactly what they say on the tin in that they are prepared the night before meaning you have a quick go to brekkie in the morning. Pretty much anything goes ingredients wise, once you have the basics, which are :
- Oats, naturally, but make sure to get rolled oats.
- Milk, this can of course be a plant based milk
From here anything goes be it fresh fruit, seeds, natural sweeteners, nut butters, absolutely anything to give you the get up and go.
Read on for Emily’s favourite and an easy recipe guide.
PB & J Overnight Oats
- 100 grams rolled oats
- 2 large tablespoons of your favourite unsweetened peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon of our easy jam recipe found here
- 1/2 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 300ml of plant based milk
- 2 tsp of agave if needed
Grab yourself a mason jar or similar pyrex jar with a lid. Add all the above and give it a good mix till everything is thoroughly combined.
Place your jar in the fridge and chill for at least 2 hours but preferably overnight.
To serve top with a bit more peanut butter and or jam plus a couple of slices of banana. This can also be heated up in the microwave if it really is just a bit too cold out.
And that’s it! Lovey, easy, and filling. Let us know how you get on or share your own creations on our Facebook page Skinny Recipes.