A Beautiful Breakfast Booster – Raspberry Layered Overnight Oats
Our list of recipes to enjoy in the morning with a cup of All Day Breakfast Tea is growing… This Raspberry Layered Overnight Oats recipe is a perfect make-in-advance breakfast as the oats need time to absorb the liquid overnight. Which is obviously great news because it gives you more time in the morning (or more time in bed – winner!). I decided to raid Grainger Market to collect lots of ingredients to jazz up these oats. I’ve tailored this recipe to use raspberries, nuts and seeds but there’s lots of room to be creative! Change up the fruit you use, sprinkle with cacao nibs or mix in some peanut butter, the world of breakfast is your oyster!
Oats are a complex carbohydrate so they will fill you up and give you lots of slow release energy to keep you going throughout the day. Sunflower seeds are a fabulous source of vitamin E but they also contain lots of B vitamins. Vitamins B1, B3 and B6 contribute to the health of the nervous system and are also brilliant for boosting your energy levels due to their role in metabolism. If you use unsweetened almond milk you can more easily control the sugar content and raspberries provide a natural sweetness which is helpful if you want to watch you sugar intake.
90g porridge oats
250ml unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp ground almonds
1 tbsp honey or agave nectar
3 tbsp natural yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 punnet of raspberries
1. For the first time making this, start with a ratio of 1:1 oats and almond milk. You can experiment with ratios to change the texture or add in the natural yogurt if you want your overnight oats to be creamier.
2. Mix the oats, chia seeds and ground almonds in a mason jar or container along with the milk, honey, vanilla extract and yogurt. Give them a little mix to make sure all the oats have been moistened. Layer the oat mixture with fresh raspberries.
3. Either put a lid on the container or cover it with clingfilm then leave it in the fridge overnight so the oats can soak up the liquid and become plump.
4. In the morning top the oats with toppings of your choice. I used more fresh raspberries, chopped walnuts, chopped almonds, and sunflower seeds.
If you lead a busy lifestyle or rarely have much time in the morning then this recipe is a lifesaver. It takes tops 5 minutes to prepare so you can get it ready in the evening, leave it overnight then just add a topping and eat in the morning. Super speedy! If you want to up the protein content of this breakfast so can swap the vanilla essence for 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder. Mix it into the milk first so you don’t get any lumps! This will keep you fuller for longer.
This recipe makes enough for two servings and these overnight oats will keep for up to 2 days. Although, it is best to eat them within the first 12-24 hours especially if you have incorporated fresh fruit.
Emily, TEAm TeaShed x