I make overnight oats, or Bircher muesli, most days. It's so simple to make - all you need to do is soak oats in milk overnight in the fridge and you have a delicious breakfast. I often put dried fruit in to soak with the oats, grate an apple to put in, and top with fresh fruit, nuts and seeds in the morning. It's also amazing with granola on top - try it! I even make it with carrots in sometimes. My two eldest children aren't all that keen, but baby S is as much of a bircher addict as me and if I don't get breakfast on the table quickly enough he screams "BIRCH" at the top of his voice until it's in front of him.
Quaker Oats has teamed up with Deliciously Ella to encourage people to try overnight oats and Ella has created some delicious recipes for the oat company. I tried out her recipe for hazelnut and chocolate overnight oats. What a taste sensation - honestly it was like eating Nutella out of the jar, just healthier. So good. If you're a fan of Nutella you have to try this for breakfast.
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Here's how to make Ella's hazelnut and chocolate overnight oats:
Ingredients (serves 1)
2 tsp raw cacao powder
100ml almond milk
1 tbsp almond butter (I used cashew butter as I didn't have almond and it was delicious)
20g roasted, chopped hazelnuts
1 tsp maple syrup
Mix the oats, cacao powder, almond milk, maple syrup and half of the hazelnuts. Spoon the almond butter into the bottom of a jar and pour the cacao and oat mixture on top. Store the jar in the fridge overnight with an airtight lid on it. In the morning sprinkle over the remaining hazelnuts and enjoy!
How about you? What's your favourite way to eat oats?
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Disclaimer: this is a collaborative post with Quaker Oats