Oats and chickpeas are two of the most versatile foods i know…. they can be used in so many different dishes and work both as sweet or savoury. Can be eaten whole or mashed or turned into flour… and well the list goes on!
But in this post, the focus is not on chickpeas… but on oats. By now you may have realised i am a huge fan of oats and even oatmeal. But after a while of eating oatmeal daily, it does get tiring…. so then being able to still eat oats but in a slightly different format is great!
Not to mention that these jars filled with overnight oats are perfect to prepare the day before so you have them ready to go/eat the next day!
In the past i have made some other overnight oats: HERE
And plan to try different combos in the future. However i am also loving baked oats, HERE, so mixing between these two at the moment!
There are plenty of different overnight oat combos to make and all you really need is the base recipe, and then you can combine whatever flavours and ingredients you want 🙂
Also oats make for a great healthy and tasty snack. Filled with fiber and beta glucans which are beneficial for heart health! Not to mention omega 3 in chia seeds and healthy fats from peanut butter! And to make it more protein rich (even though oats, chia seeds and peanut butter all have protein) you can add some soy protein or top with some soy milk!
Recipe for 2 portions (so if you want to make a big batch i.e maybe 4 portions, double this recipe).
Around 80-90g rolled oats
1 tbsp chia seeds
1-2 tbsp peanut butter – or other nut butter
300-400ml liquid, example oatmilk/coconutmilk/water or use 50/50
Pinch of cinnamon and vanilla
1,5 green apple, chopped
Some sweetener if necessary, example vanilla stevia drops/dates/stevia/syrup
Chop the apple into small pieces. ( Optional, to fry the apple pieces in some vegan spread, cinnamon and stevia before adding with the rest of the ingredients.)
In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together, stir so it is well combined.
And then leave to sit in the fridge for a few hours, or overnight. Portion out into jars/pots, or just take a portion from the large bowl each time you want some 🙂
If you make these jars, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or comment down below and let me know!