I love over night oats, if you follow me on Instagram you will have a seen so many posts of overnight oats in the past. This is a quick recipe for two servings of cocoa nibs, chia seeds, honey & vanilla extract overnight oats. I use a Kilner style jar as it is easy for resealing after eating some. I pop it straight in the fridge when I have added all the ingredients. The above picture is what it looks like when it is finished. Thick and creamy, very light and a lot of flavour. The cocoa nibs don’t have a strong chocolate flavour instead they inject a deep cocoa flavour without the sweetness. The honey provides the sweetness and the vanilla really brings the cocoa nibs to life. The chia seeds, although in my opinion flavuorless they add a unique texture and make a porridge slightly more substantial – making it a great addition to your healthy eating plan.
There is enough for two servings in the recipe so you can share or you can have two days worth of amazing porridge – I will leave that decision up to you!
1 cup Flahavan’s Irish Organic Oats
1 cup Greek style yoghurt
1/2 cup Skimmed milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 tsps Cocoa Nibs
1 tsp Chia seeds
1 tbspn of honey (or to taste really!)
Because you are leaving you oats to soak overnight they will need a little more liquid than normal so that is why the extra milk is added, although you can substitute for soya milk, more yoghurt or water.
Once you have added all the ingredients give it a good stir until the oats are coated in the yoghurt and milk.
Something great about this type of breakfast is that it is no fuss, you have already done the ‘hard’ bit the night before and in my experience it leads to a more relaxed morning and a much more enjoyable breakfast!