Overnight oats are one of my favourite breakfasts to make, they’re so easy to mix together the night before and grab a jar of them before heading out of the door in the morning. I usually exercise at 6am and after I’ve got showered and ready for work, I simply top the oats with fresh berries and seeds and munch away while I’m sat at my desk.
There’s so many different flavour combinations that it’s no wonder overnight oats have become my staple breakfast! I like adding grated apple and cinnamon, or if I’m in a chocolate mood (more often than than not…) I’ll add a heaped teaspoon of raw cacao powder and a spoonful of peanut butter – so good!
This recipe is made with conference pears (any type will work fine though) and ground ginger for a lovely spiced ‘gingerbread’ hint. I’ve also added chia seeds for an extra protein boost and it also creates a slightly different texture compared to just using oats alone.
You will need:
- 45g of oats
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 pear (peeled and grated)
- 1/4 tsp of ground ginger (or 1/2 tsp if you prefer a more intense spice)
- 1/2 tsp of maple syrup
- 160ml of milk (I used coconut milk from a carton)
- 1 tsp of flaxseed (optional)
Peel and grate the pear into a bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and stir until completely combined. Leave in the fridge overnight and enjoy chilled for breakfast. Top with more pear, fresh fruit and a sprinkle of flaxseed.