When the temperature begins to drop, everybody begins talking about ‘winter warmers’ for breakfast, such as hot oatmeal, poached eggs and pancakes. They can all be great options, but sometimes you just need something cool and refreshing to wake you up in the morning. Overnight oats are the perfect option because they are eaten straight out of a cold fridge, yet they are still filling and comforting. I’m also a fan of eating overnight oats in the winter because you can eat them ‘on the go’ without having to cook anything in the morning, so if you’re in a hurry after oversleeping (which often happens to me because I find it so hard to wake up when its dark outside!), you can still have a satisfying and nutritious meal without spending ages in the kitchen before work.
- 30g of oats
- 2 tbsp of coconut yogurt (soy yogurt can be used instead)
- 150ml of non-dairy milk (I used Alpro coconut milk, but any will do)
- 1 fig
- 5 cooked chestnuts
- 1 tbsp of maple syrup
- Place the oats into a serving bowl, then add the yogurt and non-dairy milk. Then, combine the mixture before putting the bowl in the fridge, so that the oats can absorb the milk and soften up overnight.
- In the morning, prior to serving, slice the fig into quarters and roughly chop the chestnuts.
- To finish off, add the fig and chestnuts to the oatmeal, then drizzle with maple syrup for sweetness.