I find myself being a very much of a morning person. Going to bed early every night just to make that breakfast time come a bit earlier too. And I think there’s nothing better than waking up with (before) the sun, slowly simmering your one-portion-pot of oatmeal and then enjoying it with a big fat cup of organic coffee.
No matter how much effort I put in to get to make the most of my slow mornings every day, sometimes you just have to face the out-of-door kinda hectic morning. Picking up the largest take-away coffee on the go, I still prefer to have my own oats in the other hand. That’s when I prepare a jar of overnight oats the day before, and make sure the most important meal of the day won’t be any less nourishing even though eaten on the go.
This delicious one bowl (or jar) recipe will help brighten up even the busiest mornings, but also makes a proper breakfast when enjoyed at the kitchen table too. The fiber-packed oats will slowly rise your blood sugar levels, helping to stabilize them during the day and offering energy to carry you through the hectic morning. At the same time you get a healthy morning dose of vitamins from the carrot and orange, plus all the antioxidants from cinnamon and the sweet dates give this vegan one-jar-miracle breakfast the perfect final touch.
Here’s how to do it:
(makes 1-2 servings)
1 medium-sized carrot
1 cup almond milk
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup oat bran
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
½-1 tsp ground cinnamon
4-5 fresh pitted and chopped dates
juice of half an orange
pinch of salt
+ if your prefer some crunch-factor in your oats, add for example some nuts or seeds (sunflower, chia, pumpkin…) or some gluten free granola
Start by finely grating the carrot. Then mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, stirring well to combine. Transfer into a glass container/jar and place in the fridge for overnight or at least for 4-5 hours. I served mine with some gingered raspberry chia jam and roasted orange slices, but feel free to use any other additional toppings and enjoy! 🙂
Thank you for reading, happy weekend! 🙂