Oats are very versatile and if I can help it I use them in everything! Like most moms I know, I’m ALWAYS in a rush on mornings and preparing breakfast for myself doesn’t always happen.
Enter my Overnight Spiced Oats! They have the aroma and taste of warm spices but they can be made ahead of time and you don’t have to stand over the stove waiting for the oats to cook.
My kids usually enjoy their oats warm but the first time I made this my 2 year old ate the whole bowl! So much for my breakfast!
Plus, this breakfast is packed full of nutrients that are great for kids, grown ups and mommies-to-be!
The chia seeds provide a nice serving of fibre, protein, calcium and Omega 3s (something we are usually short on in our diets). The bananas are a great source of Vitamin C, potassium (necessary for the proper functioning of your heart and kidneys), magnesium for bone health and folate which is crucial for a baby’s early stage development.
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 very ripe banana, mashed
1/2 cup unsweetened milk of choice
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp maple syrup/ honey (optional)
1/4 cup granola
1/4 cup mixed berries
- In a bowl, mix oats, mashed banana, milk, chia seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Cover and place in refrigerator overnight.
- When ready to eat, add maple syrup/ honey if desired and stir well. If it’s too thick, you can add some more milk.
- Top with your favourite toppings. I enjoy using my granola.