Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Apple & chai overnight oats

Overnight oaaaats.. what can I say? Well,
1. I'm SUPER excited to be incorporating oats (gluten free!) back in to my belly after a very long break. SO far, it's going well - I'm not feeling lethargic or sleepy - awesome!
2. This recipe is great for those busy in the morning as you make it the night before - delicious oaty goodness ready, waiting for you in the fridge.
3. What an awesome way of using a jar & a productive few minutes before bed.
4. There are sooo many combinations it's unreeeal.
This recipe is vegan friendly, dairy free, refined sugar free, wheat free & gluten free.


1/2 cup gluten free oats (or regular oats)
3/4 cup Koko milk alternative (or milk or any other milk alternative)
1/4 cup boiling water
1 chai tea bag
2 tbsp apple sauce
1/2 a medium sized apple grated
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla essence

Optional toppings:
Coconut flakes
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds

A few notes about this recipe:
You'll need a jar (this just makes it more fun, but any container would do I'm sure). If you do not like chai tea, you could omit the tea bag & use 1 cup of milk alternative instead. To make these 'protein overnight oats', just add 1 scoop of whey - here's a recipe for Chocolate nut protein overnight oats. Another thing, if you don't have applesauce, make it yourself! I did! Just peel an apple & chop it up, steam it until soft, & mash to make a purée. One medium sized apple makes roughly 4 tablespoons of applesauce. & LASTLY, chia seeds are ESSENTIAL in this recipe, if you don't have any it won't work nearly half as well.. so go & buy some! Hehee. Hope that helps!


1. Pour the boiling water in to a cup over the chai tea bag & allow to brew for 3-5 minutes.
2. When the tea is brewed take the chai tea bag & put it in the cup of Koko milk.
3. Pour the oats, chia seeds, applesauce, grated apple & cinnamon in to the jar & stir to combine.
4. Take the chai tea bag out of the Koko milk & dispose of the tea bag.
5. Pour the Koko milk, chai tea & vanilla essence in to the jar & stir.
6. Transfer the jar to the fridge & leave overnight.
7. In the morning give it a stir & add any toppings you'd like!

Enjoy munkies! :)

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