Lets all pretend to be Deliciously Ella for a day and make some overnight oats shall we? Now I know Ella didn’t invent overnight oats but I can picture her making them more than anyone else in the world. I can see her now, pouring oats, seeds and nuts out of individual Kilner jars and covering them with homemade almond milk, before gliding upstairs to bed in her silk pyjamas and White Company socks. She closes her bedroom door before quietly sobbing over the fact she can’t have a Domino’s. I mean she literally can’t, there isn’t a single thing on that menu that poor girl can eat. This in turn, has made me a lot more humble about eating pizza ‘I’m doing this for you Ella’ I think, as I stuff a large slice into my face. Delicious.
But we’re not having pizza today folks, although I did last week, thus the need for a healthy breakfast. So lets totes eat some oats (see what I did there) and save up all our delicious calories for pizza, cakes, pies and Percy Pigs (veggie ones of course).
This post is dedicated to all those who lost their lives last Saturday night in the London Bridge terror attack. My heart goes out to their friends and families.
Easy Overnight Oats
Serves 1 / Takes 5 minutes + soaking overnight / Vegan
1 tbs cashews
1 tbs pumpkin seeds
1 tbs flaxseed mill (optional)
175ml coconut milk
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbs maple syrup
1 passion fruit, seeds scraped out
Handful of fresh berries
1. Measure out 50g of oats and add the to an airtight Tupperware container with a lid. Add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed mill, cashews and pumpkin seeds and give a quick stir.
2. In a measuring jug, measure out the coconut milk and add a tablespoon of maple syrup and a quarter teaspoon of vanilla essence. Give it a quick stir and then pour over the oats. Give it a good stir with a spoon making sure all the oats are covered and then pop the lid on and refrigerate overnight.
3. Spoon into a bowl and top with the passion fruit, berries and a squeeze of lemon. Lovely jubbly.
If you’ve had a go at making my overnight oats or any of my recipes, I’d love to hear about it @corrieheale firstname.lastname@example.org