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Overnight oats

breakfast, snacks | August 19, 2015 | By

This is one of my favourite, prepare-ahead gluten free breakfasts , and it makes a great healthy snack too. Breakfast time is usually fairly busy in most homes and if you are time poor, then 3 minutes spent assembling the night before could be a great investment. My younger son likes these as a post-exercise snack too – easy to digest, quick to eat and yummy. The chia seeds help thicken the mixture and add some omega 3s into the bargain.

I tend to use vanilla yogurt – the ones sold in little glass jars in France work well. If you only have natural yogurt, then add a little vanilla extract and maple syrup to taste. In the morning I check the consistency, add a little milk if necessary, and return the oats to their cleaned glass jars. Am I the only one to enjoy seeing nice tidy rows of the same thing in the fridge? It could explain why I never run out of anchovies or capers….

Overnight Oats
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Ingredients
  1. 1 small vanilla yogurt (125g)
  2. 125 ml milk (approx) - semi-skimmed, full fat or non-dairy
  3. 2 tsp chia seeds
  4. 1/2 cup jumbo (old-fashioned) GF oats
  5. fresh fruit to serve
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Cover and stash in the fridge overnight.
  3. Stir again in the morning and add a little more milk if mixture is too thick.
  4. Serve with chopped fresh fruit.
Notes
  1. I use the yogurt jar to measure the milk.
  2. If using natural yogurt, then add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 2 tsp maple syrup (or to taste).
  3. Can be stored for 24 hours if needed.
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