- 35-40g Regular Porridge Oats
- 125g Yoghurt (Flavour of your choice)
- 1 Banana Chopped
- 1/2 Cup Mixed Berries (I use frozen)
Preparation Time – 5 Minutes
I have said before that breakfast is not my favourite meal of the day, most days in fact I usually skip breakfast (shhh don’t tell) but overnight oats is something that I keep coming back to whenever I do need something to eat in the mornings. Oats are a good carb and they fill you up for hours so they are great for if you have an early start to get you through to lunch time and you can change the fruit and yoghurt you add to completely change the flavour.
My fruit of choice when it comes to making these oats is usually banana and berries, this is also usually frozen berries. I buy frozen berries because they are so much cheaper than buying fresh and I only use them for breakfasts so it works out a lot better, also as I add them frozen to the oats, they add an extra moisture element to soften the porridge.
These are called overnight oats but really I have forgotten to make mine the night before and they are fine if you make them in the morning and just leave them to soften for an hour.
You can add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix them up and leave them but I like to layer mine in a jar or a round tub because it looks prettier.
This is how I layer my oats:
First I pour half of the oats into my tub
Then I add half of the berries and then half of the yoghurt.
Now add the chopped banana,then the rest of the yoghurt. Adding the yoghurt on top of the banana will prevent the banana from browning.
Now add the rest of the oats and then the rest of the fruit and cover. Refrigerate overnight or for an hour and mix and you will have a delicious, filling breakfast.