CHOCOLATE for breakfast!!!
This is a recipe that I make every week. I can’t ever see myself getting bored of it as there are endless variations that you can experiment with. If you have never heard of overnight oats, the recipe is basically a thicker, fluffier and more satisfying version of porridge. The base for this recipe is oats and milk but they are soaked overnight in the fridge. Because you prepare this the night before, it is the absolute perfect recipe if you’re running out the door in the morning and need something healthy and satisfying to grab on the go. A serving of this always keeps me going until lunchtime!
The very basic recipe is, as I said above, your average porridge oats (40g) soaked in your favourite milk (150-200ml) overnight. However, I’m not going to start with the basic recipe. I’m going to start with Chocolate Overnight Oats because it’s January, it’s cold, dark and miserable and this is exactly what I need to get me out of bed in the morning!
This recipe serves 2
150ml milk (I used Avonmore Slimline Milk but you can use soya, almond or whatever else is in your cupboard)
80g porridge oats
22g of cocoa powder (unsweetened cocoa powder is best but I used Options Belgian hot chocolate powder)
1 medium banana
2 tbsp of chia seeds (If you don’t have these in your press you can just leave them out of the recipe)
- Add all of your dry ingredients into a bowl or jar (this will go into the fridge overnight so it’s better to be able to cover it with a lid or cling film)
- Mash up your banana and add to dry ingredients along with the milk
- Give your oats a good mix and then pop into the fridge overnight, or for at least 4 hours. Remember that this recipe serves 2 so if you want you can split it before it goes into the fridge or split it in the next day, whatever suits!
- Serve in the morning, hot or cold!
Nutritional information per serving:
300kcal, 11g protein, 6g fat, 51g carbohydrate, 10g fibre,