There is something about overnight oats that makes me think – comfort food. Even more, when blueberries and pumpkin seeds are involved. Maybe it’s the creaminess of oats or the little bits of goodness that you find in the oats – banana, pumpkin seeds, blueberries. Each spoonful is a happy spoonful. I’m not sure what it is, but overnight oats can put you in a good mood, which let’s face it, is a very positive aspect of a breakfast.
I think this is an ultimate breakfast on the go. You invest 5 minutes in the evening to prepare the oats and have super quick breakfast to eat at home or take with you to work. These oats travel very well in a container. Take a spoon with you and you can tuck in anywhere you are.
What more would you want from your breakfast? Oh, I know. The taste. And without a doubt these oats are delicious. Creamy and sweet. Sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth without the sugar overload that usually goes with indulging in processed sugar. It’s much better than a pastry for breakfast, that’s for sure.
Whoever was first to invent overnight oats, I salute you. In all honesty, I don’t think I could choose between overnight oats and porridge. I think both are equally delicious and serve a different purpose in the morning. For example, there is not much that can beat apple cinnamon porridge on a cold winter morning when you don’t really want to get out of bed. But equally, not much can beat overnight oats with pumpkin seeds and blueberries to give you that much-needed boost for the day. Each spoonful with chia and pumpkin seeds crunching away. And bananas. And that toffee like dates somewhere in the middle. That’s like eating pudding for breakfast. But without the guilt part afterwards. This is pure joy of eating, knowing it’s actually good for you. Who knew clean healthy food is delicious. Definitely not me, before I changed my eating habits. But that’s another story.
Overnight oats can be made thousand different ways. My favorite combo would have to include blueberries. I always keep a bag of blueberries in my freezer. If they run out of blueberries in my store I start to panick. For real.
Today there is no shortage of blueberries in my freezer so I’m cool, calm and collected. Let’s make some overnight oats.
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- Add oats, water and milk (or just milk if using milk only) to a jar or plastic container, stir well.
- Add sliced banana and chopped dates. Stir well to cover banana and dates in the liquid to prevent banana from browning and soften the dates, so they are nice and gooey.
- Add chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and blueberries.
- Close the jar/ container store in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning take the jar/container from the fridge first thing so oats can come up to temperature before eating.
* Frozen blueberries work really well. They thaw in the fridge overnight and are perfect by the time you eat the oats.
* This is a great portable breakfast. Take a spoon with you and you can have breakfast on the go.