Sunday, January 30, 2011

Breakfast / Overnight oats

I've never been one of those people who have a consistent breakfast routine. It seems pretty nice though, having found "your thing", may it be coffee and toast, sugary cereals, a smoothie or the classic; oatmeal. When I was 15, I wasn't eating breakfast in weekdays. Why? I don't know, I guess I was to tired before school and valued those extra minutes in bed more than eating. What I'm even more clueless about is why I one day decided to start eating breakfast, but it was a good choice. Ever since, I've been aimlessly wandering around among all those breakfast opportunities, liking most of them, but never found one to make my soul mate. 

Now would be the perfect time to say that I've finally found it, but that would be a lie. What I have found, is another breakfast item that will definitely have a steady place in my rotation from now on together with bread, smoothies, cereals, leftover dinner and all that jazz, and I must say I think they will get along just fine. While regular old oatmeal have definitely been on my breakfast table a lot of times, I'm not a big fan. 

I first heard about overnight oats this autumn, but didn't pay that much attention to it. I thought it sounded a bit weird, cold oatmeal? But earlier this week I decided to try, and I'm so happy I did! It's very different from regular oatmeal, and so much better. It's soft, yet crunchy somehow and doesn't feel as overwhelming as the warm oatmeal can do. I believe it to be a whole world out there with combinations that I will have to try, but right now, I'm very pleased with what I had this morning. 

Overnight oats with chocolate and banana

1/2 small ripe banana
1 tbs cocoa powder
50 ml rolled oats
100 ml soy milk

Mash the banana very well in a small bowl. Mix in the cocoa powder until no lumps remain and add the oats and half the soy milk and stir to combine. Add the rest of the soy milk and mix again. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator over night. Serve with some sliced banana.


  1. I would love to try this Im guessing you just use plain old quick rolled oats for this?

  2. The day I found out about overnight oats was a big day for me, as my normal tactic is just making normal oats then letting it cool in the fridge. Love the cocoa-rich colour of yours!

  3. Brittany: The package said "rolled oats", I don't think quick would be the same thing.

  4. the food looks scrumptious and every time you post landscape photography, I get the incredible urge to move. so gorgeous!

  5. I usually eat my oats raw, müsli style. But I am totally willing to try overnight oats!

  6. I really dislike warm rolled oats and the whole 'maple cinnamon' combo in them just turns my stomach. This, however, looks like something I could get into. Thanks for sharing! Will definitely try!