FRUIT AND NUT OVERNIGHT OATS - Kick start your day with this power breakfast

We all know that breakfast( breaking the fast) is the most important meal in a day, but definitely a big challenge for many. For people who leave home early, skipping breakfast can end up making one gobble more calories in the later part of the day. So, if you are one of them who rushes out without having breakfast, consider making this Overnight oats. Its hassle free and requires no cooking. I am making it loud and clear- No cooking. I adapted this recipe from my blog buddy Rafs, who pens The Big Sweet Tooth. I was bowled over by this Tropical Overnight Oats which is literally a child's play. True... Its very easy to assemble. Efforts minimum and outcome maximum. 


I have used Organic Rolled Oats in this recipe. Rolled oats has a lower GI (glycemic index) than quick cooking oats. It has good soluble fiber that makes your stomach feel full and lowers the gastric emptying time. This ensures slow release of sugar in the blood and early hunger pangs can be curtailed. I added nuts,dry fruits and desiccated coconut to the Oats for a perfect kick-start and a complete meal. Nuts are great " good morning proteins" that make your blood sugar sustain. In fact, having nuts along with fruits prevents sudden spikes in blood sugar levels. And most importantly, I skipped adding any sugar to it. The sweetness is just from the dry fruits. Trust me. It was delicious. Are you convinced? I am sure you are.
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Preparation time: 1 min
Refrigeration time: Overnight
Cuisine: World
Cooking level: Very easy
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Single Serving

INGREDIENTS
 2 tbsp heaped Rolled Oats + 1/2 tbsp
1/2 cup Whole Milk/ Skim Milk
4 -5 Almonds 
4-5 Walnuts roughly chopped
1 tsp Pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp Golden raisins
1 tbsp dried Cranberries ( no added sugar)
1 tbsp Dried coconut flakes
2 -3 pinches of Cinnamon powder
Few drops of pure Vanilla extract

METHOD
  • Get hold of a Mason jar or any glass jar. Put the Oats into it and pour the milk, vanilla and coconut flakes into it. Mix well and refrigerate it overnight for the oats to soak.
  • Take it out the next morning and add in all other ingredients. Top up with cinnamon powder. 
  • Tada... your breakfast is ready in a jiffy. 


Enjoy a hearty breakfast with this super cereal and all the goodness from nuts and fruits. I have already become obsessed with this recipe that I am bent upon trying more combinations.  I had received some readers requests for breakfast recipes. So, stay tuned for more power packed breakfast recipes that I will be sharing soon.

Comments

  1. Thank you so much for the mention, Tuma... This is something that you can twist and tweak in any way you want, with any milk you want... amazing discovery! :) The fruit and nut oats looks like a stunner...

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  2. I am the no-time-to-have-breakfast kind. This is perfect for me. Can't wait to try it, looks yummy. Thank you for this!

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    1. Thanks for hopping by Skyla. How have you been? Do try and feedback me. I ll come back with more combinations.

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  3. no cooking recipe?? Looks perfect for busy mornings,yumm n tempting clicks dear :)

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  4. this is a healthy meal indeed...following your blog...visit my page too

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