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 / Hands on time 5 mins / Total time 5 mins + chilling / V Vn Gf Df
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 to an airtight Tupperware container with a lid. Add 1 Tbs of flaxseed mill, cashews and pumpkin seeds and give it a quick stir.
2. Add the coconut milk, a Tbs of maple syrup and a quarter tsp of vanilla essence. Give it a quick stir and then pour over the oats. Give it another good stir with a spoon, making sure all the oats are covered. Pop the lid on and refrigerate overnight.
3. Spoon into a bowl, top with 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