Sunday 21 January 2018

Indy Power: Wake up to overnight oats

 

Indy Power's overnight oats
Indy Power's overnight oats

Indy Power

Spice up chilly mornings with the irresistible mix of apple and cinnamon stirred into easy overnight oats.

Apple & Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Apple and cinnamon together is the cosiest winter flavour for me. I used to have them with my porridge when I was little and it's the most comforting combination. This way of prepping takes about half an hour, but it's all done ahead of time so it's a great one for a dark Sunday evening. The apple sauce recipe makes extra so you can keep it in the fridge to make more oats later in the week or to use in other recipes.

Serves 2. Gluten-free, dairy-free & vegan

Ingredients

For the apple sauce:

2 apples

125ml water

½ tsp cinnamon

1-2 tsp honey or maple syrup (optional)

For the oats:

Handful of walnuts

80g gluten-free oats

150ml unsweetened nut milk

1 tbsp chia seeds

Coconut or Greek yoghurt, to serve (optional)

Method

Preheat the oven to 180˚C/ 350˚F/gas mark 4. Peel the apples and chop them into small chunks. Add them to a small saucepan with the water and cinnamon and stir. Place on medium heat and pop the lid on. Let the apples stew for about 20 minutes, until tender.

Pop the walnuts in the oven for about 8 minutes until golden.

When the apples are ready, mash them gently with a fork and stir to mix in any excess liquid. If needed, stir in 1-2 tsp honey.

Add the oats, nut milk and chia seeds to a bowl and mix them well. Divide the mixture between your serving jars and add a dash more nut milk to each.

Spoon some of the apple sauce on top of each serving and crumble the walnuts on top. I serve mine with a dollop of coconut yoghurt too.

Put the jars in the fridge overnight (or at least for 2 hours) and serve next morning.

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