Overnight oats take simply no time for breakfast in the morning. It does not take more than 5 minutes of your time the night before and tastes good too. This recipe provides wholesome, quick and easy breakfast in a budget. No unnecessary, empty calories.
A fresh start to your mornings filled with goodness of fruits, seeds and nuts. It perfectly balances complex carbohydrate in the morning with protein, fiber and healthy fat for kick-starting your day.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
- steel-cut/rolled oats 4 table-spoonful/60ml
- chia seeds 1 tea-spoonful/5ml
- cashews 10 pieces
- dark chocolate cube 2, medium-sized piece (20 gm)
- milk (of your choice) 125 ml
- brown sugar according to taste (optional)/5ml
- cashews, chia seeds, yogurt, chocolate cube for garnish
- Chop up some cashews roughly.
- Chop up some dark chocolate cubes.
- Take a bowl, big enough to hold all the material. The bowl should preferably be round for the ease of mixing everything.
- Heat milk of your choice (animal-sourced or plant-based) and add to the bowl. If you prefer, then you can swap the milk by yogurt of your choice. Both will add some healthy protein to your oats.
- Add the chopped dark chocolates to the milk and stir till everything dissolves in the milk.
- Add the brown sugar to the mixture and mix well. You can use white sugar or other sweeteners or honey, but we prefer brown sugar keeping the color palette of this chocolate flavored dish. You can also skip it if you want.
- Add the oats to the bowl.
- Add the chia seeds to the mixture. The mixture may look a bit runny, but once the chia seeds absorbs the moisture the consistency will thicken.
- Add the chopped cashews to the oats.
- You can use sugar or other sweeteners or honey, but we prefer maple syrup as the strong sweetness beats the sourness of the yogurt. You can also skip it if you want.
- Now, roll everything with soft hands,
- Pour the mixture in the serving bowl.
- Garnish with a couple of walnut halves and some more chia seeds. We have also used a tea-spoonful of yogurt for color contrast and a cube of chocolate to finish it off.
- If you like then you can swap the milk by yogurt of your choice. Both will add some healthy protein to your oats.
- Alternatively, you can use cocoa powder if dark chocolate is not available at the moment.
- Let it sit in your refrigerator overnight. You can keep it outside if it’s winter and the room temperature is cool enough for the oats to not go bad.
- Get them out of your refrigerator, and they are good to be consumed. You can simply heat it up for a couple of minutes if you want your oats to be hot and gooey.
- You can store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
- We prefer eating them as breakfast as oats is filling and low in Glycemic index to release energy slowly throughout the day without making you hungry.
- The chia seeds adds lots of fibers, cashews add the nutty goodness and extra crunch along with acting as a healthy fat source.
- Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and chia seeds are high in fibers. So in total it makes a totally balanced and healthy meal option for you.
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