Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Amazingly easy and delicious Overnight Oats

So, my latest obsession is Overnight Oats. They have been around but I chanced upon it while visiting some gorgeous food blogs. A powerhouse that is rich in fiber, protein and the well known benefits of cholesterol lowering, it seems like the perfect meal for on-the-go people, like me. It looks so simple and the pictures are so inviting that the moment I was home, I instantly whipped out my old baby food jars and made them.

Yes... I have been surfing food blogs at work... It relaxes me. And yes, I am a mini hoarder and I am still keeping the mason jars of Jeremy when had his purée like 2.5 years ago. I call myself a mini hoarder because I know 2 big-time hoarders... Both whom I love deeply. :) But ok, that's a completely different post.

Back to the Oats... The few main ingredients that you need are Old-fashioned oats, chia seeds and milk (or any liquid of your preference works too, e.g. soy milk, almond milk, water, even tea or coffee!). I had some unsweetened applesauce and raisins in the fridge, so in that go as well.

Overnight Oats
So, I just threw everything into the glass jar with no measuring cups/spoons. Just plainly estimating... In Malaysia, we call this method: Agak-agak. ;) I poured in the rolled oats, chia seeds, then milk to cover all those to about 3/4 of the jar. Then, I spooned in some applesauce and raisins on top. That's it and close the jar securely and into the fridge. It was THAT easy. 

The next evening I took out and it was Love at first bite! Oh My God! It was so yummy and soft and fluffy!  

Overnight Oats

OK, I know this is supposed to be for breakfast... But who could resist! It's soft and so yumssss...  My 15 month old absolutely loves it too. She gave it a double-index-fingers-up! (that's thumbs up for babies).

I have expected this and indeed been asked a few times... How much of what to put in?? Hehe!! No worries, I have been making these a few days in a row. Once I optimise the amounts, I will update you guys. But in the mean time, just "agak-agak" and put whatever you love more and less on what you don't. The great thing about Overnight Oats is that you can still add brown sugar/honey/syrup/jam/fresh fruits/pinch of salt/peanut butter/anything-that-you-fancy into it when you open the jar to flavor them. 

Wait no more... :) 

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