Overnight oats with dark chocolate, nuts and strawberries

January 10 2013
by emma

I received a cute little jar of muesli when I wrote a product review a while back so decided to use them to make up some overnight oats and became instantly addicted.

You can pretty much add anything you like to this; chia or flax seeds, nuts, dried fruit or even pieces of chocolate or plain cookie pieces.  I love using yoghurt for the oats to soak in because they turn out so lovely, thick and creamy.  It’s much nicer, as in it doesn’t have that super cold texture, if you let it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes or so before serving.

This is the perfect way to enjoy your oats in summer!  So easy and versatile (I also use different sorts of berries, depending on what’s around and good) and you don’t have to stand over a hot stove in the mornings making porridge.  This lasts a good couple of days and seems to taste even better on the 2nd day.

Recipe:

70g oats of your choice (natural or steel cut)
25g chopped unsweetened dark chocolate
1 x 20ml tblspn chia seeds, ground flax seeds or LSA (linseed, almonds and sunflower seeds)
15g walnuts and 15g hazelnuts, chopped roughly (or combination nuts of your choice)
1/4 tspn mixed spice
270g (1 1/4 cups) unsweetened full fat or low fat Greek style yoghurt (a nice thick yoghurt is best)
160mls milk of your choice
2 tspns agave nectar or honey (to taste)

To serve:

Strawberries or berries of your choice

Add dry ingredients to 600ml preserving jar (I use the ones with a rubber seal and a pull down latch).  Add yoghurt, milk and sweetener and stir to combine.  Close then store in the fridge overnight for the best results.

Before serving, stir and add more milk if you prefer it a bit thinner.

Serve with fruit and an extra drizzle of honey, maple syrup or agave nectar if you like.

Serves: 2 large, 3 small

Note: in the absence of a preserving jar, you could use any ceramic or glass vessel with an airtight lid or sealed with cling wrap

6 Responses leave one →
  1. I just made some for tomorrow morning! I love oats all the time, but as you know lately it’s been so HOT! I’m looking forward to eating this straight from the fridge with berries… mmm

  2. Oh my! Just catching up on blogs after a busy end of the year and a move without internet. Oh boy! This looks so delicious. I got into roaming cow after you put me onto it. I love this handy recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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