You’ve probably already seen this recipe online.
It exists in many variations.
I chose to make the simple and good version,
Just in time for summer break.
It’s basically a type of oatmeal,
That has a super creamy texture that has not been cooked or heated at all,
And this has excellent nutritional significance!
Oats contain a lot of nutritional values,
Starting with an abundance of vitamins, including the majority of B vitamins,
A host of amazing minerals,
Wonderful amino acids,
And plenty of dietary fiber.
Once we don’t put the oats through any heating process,
It gives us back all its gifts.
Its overnight texture becomes addictive,
Its preparation is super quick and fun,
And its bite is wonderful.
Because there is no better way than going to sleep,
Knowing that tomorrow’s breakfast is already in our fridge.
I like to make it in two versions,
In the classic “kids” version,
And in the “adult” version, I add chia seeds.
Each one of my boxes contain two dishes,
According to the number of members of our home.
In the evening, even while preparing dinner,
I fill two boxes with this infinite joy,
put them in the fridge,
And let the magic happen until the next morning.
In the morning the magic is waiting for me in the happy box that was waiting in the fridge.
I divide the porridge into boxes and we decorate them with wonderful gifts from nature.
The kids are happy, and so are we 🙂
And as I already wrote,
The web is full of versions of this magical bite,
It was important for me to show its simple and authentic way,
And it’s equally important to tell what the nutritional idea behind it is.
Because sometimes it’s not easy to be simple 🙂
Magical and happy summer days to us all 🙂
Ingredients: suitable for a box of a double portion
- ½ cup instant oats (for quick preparation)
- ½ cup non-dairy milk (choose a milk that you like, its taste will be noticeable)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (For alternatives, have a look at “A little extra from me”)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds (For the adult version, not a must)
Optional toppings: (For optional topping for the savory version, have a look at “A little extra from me”)
- ¼ teaspoon cocoa powder
- Maple syrup
- Date honey
- Agave syrup
- Cubes of fruit you like
- cacao nibs
- Almond flour
- Any spread you like: Almond / hazelnut / cashew / tahini etc.
- In a box, put the oats and the chia seeds (If we chose to add them).
- Add the non-dairy milk and maple syrup and mix well.
- Cover with a lid and place the box on the counter for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, mix again, cover with a lid and put in the fridge. You can eat the porridge after 2 hours of cooling or after a whole night in the fridge, the longer it’s in the fridge it’ll be softer and more fun to eat.
Take out of the fridge, mix, pour into plates and decorate with fresh fruit and toppings you like.
You can sweeten it a little more according to your personal taste and enjoy it non-stop 🙂
A little extra from me:
- The porridge with no toppings can be saved in the fridge for about 2 days, but I don’t recommend saving it for longer than 24 hours.
- The recommended portion for a personal meal is a ¼ cup of dry oats.
- If you prefer a firmer texture, use less non-dairy milk. If you prefer a more liquid texture, add a little more non-dairy milk (You can add milk even after the porridge is ready and you don’t have to add a larger amount before making it).
- You can also use thick rolled oats. If you choose to use it, it must be cooled for at least 7 hours in the fridge.
- Maple syrup can be substituted for any sweetener you like.
- The chia seeds make the porridge more stable and thicker, they are full of wonderful dietary fiber and many good minerals.
- I do not recommend adding chia seeds to the kids version, the amount of fiber in the oats is completely sufficient for them.
- Topping options for the savory version: you can add pesto to the porridge / dried tomato spread / olive tapenade / salty cheese or cream cheese / hard-boiled egg / scrambled eggs / tomato or vegetable salad. Whatever you choose will work and be fun and great.