Breakfast Oats on the Move
Soaking your oats, packing it in a glass jar and stacking them in the fridge for the week gives you an energy packed breakfast with no hassle.
About this Recipe
By: Amanda Higgins
Do you eat breakfast and how good is your breakfast? Soaked oats recipes are everywhere, on all the different social and recipe platforms so I know this recipe is nothing new and unique. This recipe is a good reminder to get ahead and be prepared for the weeks of work and play, not having to hassle with what to eat in the morning or worry about how much protein and energy your breakfast will give you!
By adding flax seeds and chia seeds you will be adding a good dose of protein to your breakfast, and I promise you won’t taste them.
Flax seeds: When it comes to nutritional goodness, flax seeds are full of it. Though they are tiny, they are rich in the omega-3 fatty acid ALA, lignans (Lignans are plant compounds that have antioxidant and estrogen properties, both of which can help lower the risk of cancer and improve health) as well as have loads of fibre. They can be used to improve digestive health, lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of cancer and may benefit people with diabetes.
Chia seeds: Chia seeds contain large amounts of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, plenty of high quality protein, and several essential minerals and antioxidants. They may improve digestive health, blood levels of heart-healthy omega-3s, and risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.
This little pot will keep you going for the morning and keep you healthy and strong.
- 2 cups gluten free or normal oats
- ½ cup of ground flax seeds – simply take flax seeds and grind them in a coffee grinder
- Cinnamon – optional
- 2 teaspoon honey, xylitol or agave syrup – optional
- Fruit, nuts or flavouring of your choice
- 2 cups full cream milk, almond milk or coconut milk
- Glass jars or containers with lids which can stand in the fridge
- Optional extra – 2 teaspoons chia seeds
Step by Step Instructions
Place ½ cup of the oats into each jar and add two tablespoons of the ground flax into the jars. The chia seeds need to be stirred in at this point as well. Stir the whole mix really well. Top this with ½ cup of the milk of your choice. I have tried cows milk, almond and coconut milk and they are all delicious. If you are going to add a sweetener then add ½ teaspoon into each jar and give a good stir. Seal the lids and place the jars into the fridge to soak overnight. The oats need about 6 hours to soak.
The fruit and nuts are best added just before eating or before leaving for work in the morning.
Chopped pear and melted 70% dark chocolate – my daughters absolute best. I leave out the sweetener as the pear and chocolate make it sweet enough.
Berry blast – chopped strawberries, pomegranate seeds and blueberry coulis ( which is blueberries boiled until mushy and then blended and stored in a glass jar in the fridge)
Apple pie – stewed apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon, a good accompaniment to this would be toasted almonds. You can also just add grated apple in the morning with some nuts.
Short of time then grab a banana, a jar of nut butter and your oats from the fridge. Chop the banana and a spoonful of the nut butter into the oats and you have a great breakfast on the go!
The only thing you need here is time to prepare ahead.
These jars keep in the fridge for a week so no excuses for no breakfast as you can make them on a Sunday evening!