Posted on

A Full Week of Easy, Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Discover a week’s worth of seriously tasty, healthy breakfast recipes. That are also vegan and gluten free.

1. MONDAY – Lemon Drizzle Overnight Oats

Lemon Drizzle Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

Serves 1

Topping:

  • 3 tbsp yoghurt of your choosing
  • 1/2 tbsp milk of your choosing
  • 20g of melted white chocolate (dairy free can be used)
  • Optional: top with lemon zest

Method:

  1. Firstly, prepare your overnight oats with 40g of Oat Pantry Lemon Drizzle Porridge Oats, mixed with a 50/50 split of your choice of milk and yoghurt.
  2. Leave to soak overnight.
  3. In the morning add a topping of 3 tbsp of your yoghurt of choice, mixed with 1/2 tbsp milk of your choice and 20g of melted white chocolate (dairy free can be used). Optional: top with lemon zest.

2. TUESDAY – Apple, Cinnamon Bun Overnight Oats

grated apple overnight oats

Ingredients:

Serves 1

• 40g Oat Pantry Cinnamon Bun Porridge
• 50g plain yoghurt of your choice
• 50ml milk of your choice
• half a grated apple

Method:

1. Place all the ingredients in a jar and mix thoroughly.
2. Put the lid on the jar and leave to soak in the fridge overnight.
3. Optional – top with more apple and mixed nuts in the morning.


3. WEDNESDAY – Apple Pie & Custard Baked Oats

Ingredients:

Serves 1

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease an oven proof baked oats dish, we have some perfect single serve versions available here.
  2. Into a food blender, add porridge oats, baking powder, almond milk and banana.
  3. Blend until fully combined.
  4. Empty the mixture into the oven proof baked oats dish.
  5. Place in the oven for approx. 15 minutes or until browned.
  6. Top with custard and enjoy!

4. THURSDAY – Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

white choc carrot cake overnight oats

Ingredients:

Serves 1

Overnight Oats Mixture:

White Chocolate Yoghurt Topping:

  • 3 tbsp plain yoghurt of choice
  • 1/2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 20g dairy free white chocolate (melted)

Method:

  1. In to a jar (such as this overnight oats jar here) place 40g of Oat Pantry Carrot Cake Porridge Oats with 60g yoghurt of choice and 40ml of unsweetened almond milk.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the 3 tbsp plain yoghurt, milk and melted white chocolate, then layer on top of the Carrot Cake Overnight Oats mixture in the jar.
  3. Place lid on the jar and leave to soak in the fridge overnight or for a minimum of 3 hours.
  4. OPTIONAL – In the morning top your Oat Pantry Carrot Cake Overnight Oats with extra grated carrot, chopped nuts and raisins.
  5. Lastly, ENJOY!

5. FRIDAY – Blueberry & Lemon Baked Oats

Ingredients:

Serves 1

• 60g Oat Pantry Lemon Drizzle Porridge Oats
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 125ml unsweetened almond milk
• 1/2 banana (mashed)
• handful of fresh or frozen blueberries

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
2. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients, excluding the blueberries.
3. Grease an oven proof dish (we have the perfect single serve baked oats dish available in the accessories section of our online shop).
4. Empty half of the mixture into the dish, sprinkle half of the blueberries on top, then add the remaining mixture and sprinkle the last of the blueberries on top (lightly pressing them in).
5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Top with your favourite plain/vanilla yoghurt and enjoy!


6. SATURDAY – Apple Pie & Custard Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

Serves 1

Method:

  1. Place 40g of Oat Pantry Apple Pie Porridge Oats with 100ml of unsweetened almond milk into a jar, close the lid and leave to soak in the fridge overnight.
  2. Either the day before or in the morning prepare the stewed apples. Chop the apple into small pieces and combine with the maple syrup in a small bowl. Then microwave on high for 20 seconds at a time until you reach your desired softness.
  3. Top your Oat Pantry Apple Pie overnight oats with the Alpro Custard, then the stewed apples and a small sprinkling of chopped nuts.
  4. Lastly, ENJOY!

7. SUNDAY – Strawberry & Banana Baked Oats

Ingredients:

Serves 1

  • 60g Oat Pantry Maple & Pecan Pie Porridge Oats
  • 129ml milk of choice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 banana (half for baked oats mixture & half for topping)
  • drizzle of maple syrup
  • 1-2 strawberries
  • small handful of dark chocolate drops

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius & grease an oven proof dish.
  2. Into a food blender, add the Oat Pantry Maple & Pecan Pie Porridge Oats, baking powder, milk, maple syrup & half a banana.
  3. Blend until fully combined.
  4. Empty the mixture into the oven proof dish.
  5. Chop into slices the strawberries and other half of the banana. Then place into the top of the mixture, scattering around and lightly pressing into the mixture. Sprinkle the dark chocolate drops on top.
  6. Place in the oven for approximately 15 minutes or until browned.
  7. Enjoy!
Posted on

6 Healthy Winter Breakfasts

1. Sticky Toffee Apple Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

Serves 1

For the oats

For the toffee apple compote

  • 1 tablespoon butter or vegan butter substitute
  • 1 large apple peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons date syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water

Method:

For the oats

  1. Combine oats and almond milk in a jar, put the lid on and leave to soak in the fridge overnight. In the morning give your overnight oats a good stir, to ensure all ingredients are mixed well.

For the apple compote

  1. Add butter, apples, cinnamon, date syrup and water to a medium saucepan. Stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until apples are very tender. 
  2. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  3. To serve, in the morning top your oats with the toffee apple compote.

2. Banana Bread Baked Oats

Ingredients:

Serves 1

Baked Oats Mixture:
• 40g Oat Pantry Maple & Pecan Pie Porridge Oats (blended)
• 3/4 mashed banana
• 12g vanilla protein
• 1/2 tsp baking powder
• 80ml milk of choice

Cream cheese filling:
• 20g Nush Foods Almond Cheese Spread
• a dash of vanilla extract
• a dash of cinnamon
•1 tsp maple syrup

Toppings:
• Sliced banana
• Sprinkle of cinnamon

Method:


1. Preheat oven to 180°c.
2. In a bowl mix together all your baked oats mixture ingredients.
3. Then grease your Oat Pantry Baked Oats Dish and tip half of the baked oats mixture into the dish.
4. Then mix together in a separate bowl your cream cheese filling. And spoon on top of your half baked oats mixture in the middle.
5. Next, place the other half of your baked oats mixture on top.
6. Top with sliced banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
7. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden brown.
8. Enjoy!


3. Cinnamon Roll Baked Oats

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oats

Ingredients:

Serves 1

  • ½ ripe banana mashed
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¾ cup (68g) Oat Pantry Cinnamon Bun oat flour (made from blending our Oat Pantry Cinnamon Bun Porridge Oats)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond flour or more oat flour (made from blending our Oat Pantry Cinnamon Bun Porridge Oats)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Method:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed banana, coconut oil, maple syrup and mix. Then add the dry ingredients: oat flour, salt, baking powder, and almond flour or extra oat flour until a dough forms. You don’t want the dough to be too sticky so add more oat flour as required, so you can get it to a consistency where you can roll it.
  2. Next, in a separate small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and coconut sugar. Then roll out the dough you prepared previously and brush with more melted coconut oil, and then sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar to one side of the dough (this will be the inner side when you come to roll the dough). Cut the dough into four equal strips and start rolling. You can either make 4 separate rolls, or combine them all together, which is what we did to make this one large baked oats roll.
  3. Then, bake the roll in a ramekin dish or mug (ensuring what you choose to use is oven safe) at 180 degrees Celsius for about 10 minutes.
  4. If you’d like to add the vanilla ‘icing’ we have drizzled on top, simply mix one tablespoon of plain yoghurt of your choosing with one teaspoon of vanilla protein powder, and a dash of water and mix together. You could also just use vanilla flavoured yoghurt.
  5. Enjoy!

4. Apple Pie & Custard Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

Serves 1

Method:

  1. Place 40g of Oat Pantry Apple Pie Porridge Oats with 100ml of unsweetened almond milk into a jar, close the lid and leave to soak in the fridge overnight.
  2. Either the day before or in the morning prepare the stewed apples. Chop the apple into small pieces and combine with the maple syrup in a small bowl. Then microwave on high for 20 seconds at a time until you reach your desired softness.
  3. Top your Oat Pantry Apple Pie overnight oats with the Alpro Custard, then the stewed apples and a small sprinkling of chopped nuts.
  4. Lastly, ENJOY!

5. Cherry Bakewell Baked Oats

Cherry Bakewell Baked Oats

Ingredients:

Serves 1

• 40g Oat Pantry Cherry Bakewell Porridge Oats
• 1 level tsp of maple syrup or your sweetener of choice
• 1 small egg or chia/flaxseed egg for a vegan friendly version (replace an egg with 1 tablespoon of chia seeds or ground flaxseeds mixed with 3 tablespoons of water and let the mixture sit for 15 to 20 minutes or you can prepare it the night before)
• 100g plain yoghurt

• small handful of flaked almonds
• 1 tbsp of cherry jam

Method:

1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.
2. Place all the ingredients in a bowl (excluding the cherry jam and flaked almonds) and mix together well. Transfer the mixture to a small ovenproof dish. Add the tbsp of cherry jam to the centre of your mixture and sprinkle the flaked almonds around the jam (you can lightly press the almonds into the oat mixture or you can add half way through baking depending on how crispy you want them). Then bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until browned.


6. Cinnamon, Apple & Carrot Porridge Topping

Carrot Cake Porridge

Ingredients:

  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • dash of lemon juice

Method:

  1. To make the topping grate a small carrot and dice an apple.
  2. Then add these to a small saucepan over a medium heat.
  3. Add a tablespoon of maple syrup, a teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/3 cup of raisins and a dash of lemon juice.
  4. Continually stir, whilst heating it for approx. 5-10 mins until the apple & carrot was nicely softened.

You can make this ahead of time and reheat when serving with your favourite Oat Pantry Porridge bowl, we highly recommend serving it with our Oat Pantry Carrot Cake Porridge.

Posted on

Blueberry Lemon Baked Oats

Looking to add a little excitement to your morning breakfast routine? Then you should definitely give these delicious baked oats a try, made with our new Oat Pantry Lemon Drizzle Porridge.

Ingredients:

• 60g Oat Pantry Lemon Drizzle Porridge Oats
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 125ml unsweetened almond milk
• 1/2 banana (mashed)
• handful of fresh or frozen blueberries

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
2. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients, excluding the blueberries.
3. Grease an oven proof dish (we have the perfect single serve baked oats dish available in the accessories section of our online shop).
4. Empty half of the mixture into the dish, sprinkle half of the blueberries on top, then add the remaining mixture and sprinkle the last of the blueberries on top (lightly pressing them in).
5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Top with your favourite plain/vanilla yoghurt and enjoy!

Posted on

Lemon Drizzle Overnight Oats

This vegan, gluten free Lemon Drizzle Overnight Oats recipe is a creamy refreshing healthy breakfast recipe full of tangy lemon flavours.

Ingredients:

Topping:

  • 3 tbsp yoghurt of your choosing
  • 1/2 tbsp milk of your choosing
  • 20g of melted white chocolate (dairy free can be used)
  • Optional: top with lemon zest

Method:

  1. Firstly, prepare your overnight oats with 40g of Oat Pantry Lemon Drizzle Porridge Oats, mixed with a 50/50 split of your choice of milk and yoghurt.
  2. Leave to soak overnight.
  3. In the morning add a topping of 3 tbsp of your yoghurt of choice, mixed with 1/2 tbsp milk of your choice and 20g of melted white chocolate (dairy free can be used). Optional: top with lemon zest.
Posted on

Maple & Raspberry Baked Oats

This ‘Maple & Raspberry Baked Oats’ recipe is a twist on the classic PB & J flavour. A simple and delicious recipe that can also easily be baked the day before and reheated if you’ve got a busy morning.

Ingredients:

• 40g Oat Pantry Maple & Pecan Pie Porridge Oats
• 1 level tsp of maple syrup or your sweetener of choice
• 1 small egg or chia/flaxseed egg for a vegan friendly version (replace an egg with 1 tablespoon of chia seeds or ground flaxseeds mixed with 3 tablespoons of water and let the mixture sit for 15 to 20 minutes or you can prepare it the night before)
• 100g plain yoghurt of your choice

• 1 tbsp Hungry Squirrel Royal Raspberry Nut Butter
• 1 tbsp of raspberry jam or a homemade version (5 raspberries, 1 tsp chia seeds and a dash of water, microwaved for 30 secs at a time until the fruit can be mashed into a jam like consistency)

Method:

1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.

2. Place all the ingredients in a bowl (excluding the raspberry jam and raspberry nut butter) and mix together well.

3. Transfer the mixture to a small ovenproof dish. Add the tbsp of raspberry jam to the centre of your mixture and drizzle the Hungry Squirrel Royal Raspberry Nut Butter around the jam. Then bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until browned.

Posted on

Can You Freeze Overnight Oats?

Can you freeze overnight oats? The answer is yes! Freezing overnight oats is a great way to increase their shelf life and prep ahead of time.

A breakfast that is already waiting for you in the morning. Sounds good, right? That is also healthy and super tasty? Even better, isn’t it? 

It is always preferable to prepare the meals ahead of time and freeze them with busy morning schedules.

What Are Overnight Oats? 

Firstly, let’s discuss ‘what are overnight oats?’.

Overnight oats are oats that have been soaked in water or milk overnight. The oats absorb moisture, resulting in a delicious no-cook version of porridge. The main advantage is that you can prepare it in the evening, so that all you have to do in the morning is take it out of the fridge and have breakfast.

If you want to batch make overnight oats and prepare them even further in advance you also have the option to freeze them and then defrost, as and when you’d like to eat them.

Can You Freeze Overnight Oats?

In a word, yes. Oats can be frozen overnight in single servings for up to 3 months. This allows you to stock individual servings for a few weeks. A few precautions should be taken to retain the best quality of oats after defrosting.

How To Freeze Overnight Oats?

Tip # 1

When making overnight oats, keep in mind that the liquid, ingredients, and other toppings you use influence how your oats freeze and whether or not they taste fresh once thawed.

Tip # 2

Before freezing the overnight oats, prepare them as usual, but leave out the fresh toppings.

Any added fruit, such as chopped apples or sliced bananas, will become soft and mushy after freezing and thawing, and while some may disagree, it’s best to add the fruit after defrosting your main overnight oats mixture. Fruit compotes will be ok, as they have already been cooked and made into a jam like consistency.

Tip # 3

Choose the best container for freezing your overnight oats. There are several container options, but the primary concern is that the container seals tightly.

Glass Jar For Freezing Overnight Oats

Glass jars are a popular container for overnight oats, and they also work well for freezing oats. We have the perfect single serve glass clip top overnight oats jar available here, that has an air tight seal and is freezer safe.

All you need to do is make sure that:

  • The glass jars are freezer safe.
  • They seal well.
  • They provide odour protection in the freezer.

What’s The Best Way To Freeze Overnight Oats?

It’s always good to make a large batch at once and then freeze individual servings in freezer safe containers.

How Do You Defrost Frozen Overnight Oats?

There are several methods for thawing frozen overnight oats, and you can choose any of them based on your preferences.

1. Placed in the refrigerator

The recommended method for defrosting frozen overnight oats is to leave them in the fridge overnight to thaw. Oats thawed in this manner can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.

2. In a cold water bowl

Frozen oats can be defrosted overnight in a bowl of cold water, but they should be eaten right away. 

3. On the kitchen counter

If you are in a hurry, you can defrost your frozen overnight oats by leaving them on the kitchen counter, for no more than 2 hours and eating them once they have thawed.

What Mistakes Should Be Avoided When Freezing Overnight Oats?

  1. When storing oats in the freezer, do not add toppings until ready to eat. Freeze overnight oats separately from fresh toppings. They will become soggy and will most likely disrupt the texture of the oats.
  2. It is a good practice to store overnight oats on one of the freezer shelves and not in the door, as there is a significant temperature fluctuation in the door that can spoil the quality of the overnight oats.
  3. To avoid the smell of other types of food in the freezer, store the oats overnight in an airtight container. Oats should be stored overnight away from strong-smelling foods.

Conclusion

Finally, remember that refreezing thawed overnight oats is not recommended because it degrades the quality.

At Oat Pantry you can find the best quality porridge oat mixes to satisfy your taste buds that are perfect for making overnight oats!

Oat pantry offers a wide range of absolutely scrumptious flavours! So what are you waiting for?

Posted on

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Our Carrot Cake Overnight Oats layered with a white chocolate yoghurt topping tastes just like a dessert, but with all the goodness of wholegrain oats and packed with plant based protein, there’s a healthier twist.

Ingredients:

Overnight Oats Mixture:

White Chocolate Yoghurt Topping:

  • 3 tbsp plain yoghurt of choice
  • 1/2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 20g dairy free white chocolate (melted)

Method:

  1. In to a jar (such as this overnight oats jar here) place 40g of Oat Pantry Carrot Cake Porridge Oats with 60g yoghurt of choice and 40ml of unsweetened almond milk.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the 3 tbsp plain yoghurt, milk and melted white chocolate, then layer on top of the Carrot Cake Overnight Oats mixture in the jar.
  3. Place lid on the jar and leave to soak in the fridge overnight or for a minimum of 3 hours.
  4. OPTIONAL – In the morning top your Oat Pantry Carrot Cake Overnight Oats with extra grated carrot, chopped nuts and raisins.
  5. Lastly, ENJOY!
Posted on

Hot Cross Bun Baked Oats

This super simple baked oats recipe tastes just like a warm hot cross bun, you can’t beat cake for breakfast! It’s made with all healthy, whole food ingredients to start your day off right and nourish your body from the inside out.

Ingredients:

• 60g Oat Pantry Cinnamon Bun Porridge Oats
• 130ml milk of choice
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 banana
• 3 tsp of maple syrup
• 2 tbsp plain yoghurt of choice
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Method:

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius & grease an oven proof dish.
2. Into a food blender, add the Oat Pantry Cinnamon Bun Porridge Oats, baking powder, milk, 1 tsp maple syrup & half a banana.
3. Blend until fully combined. Empty 3/4 of the mixture into the oven proof dish.
4. In a small bowl, mix together the plain yoghurt, the remaining 2 tsp of maple syrup and cinnamon, until well combined.
5. Place 1/2 the creamy mixture in the centre of the oat mixture (other 1/2 will be used as a topper). Then layer the remaining oat mixture on top.
6. Place in the oven for approximately 15 minutes or until browned.
6. Create a cross design with the remaining creamy mixture on top.
6. Enjoy!

If you’re looking for the perfect single serve baked oats dish, look no further than the accessories section on our online shop here.

Posted on

Apple Crumble Overnight Oats

During the Winter months we find we crave cosy porridge and overnight oats flavours more and more – just like these delicious Apple Crumble Overnight Oats.

Ingredients:

For the overnight oats:
• 40g Oat Pantry Apple Pie Porridge Oats
• 100ml unsweetened almond milk

For the crispy crumble topping:
• 10g flaked almonds
• 25g Oat Pantry Apple Pie Porridge Oats
• ½ tbsp maple syrup
• 2 tsp pumpkin seeds

Method:

  1. To make the overnight oats, place the Apple Pie Porridge Oats into an  airtight jar or container, along with the almond milk. Give it a stir and close the lid, leave in the fridge to soak overnight.
  2. For the crisp oat crumble, combine the ingredients together in a bowl, mix until well combined. Get a frying pan and heat on a medium heat with a dash of oil. Place the oat crumble mixture into the pan for about 2 minutes until golden and crisp, watching carefully and stirring continuously (turn the heat down if you hear the pumpkin seeds popping).
  3. Add your oat crumble topping in the morning, along with a spoonful of Butter Belle Gingerbread Almond Butter found in the toppers section of our online shop and some fresh apple slices.

Tips: The overnight oats keep for 2-3 days; add toppings when ready to eat. The crisp oat crumble keeps for several weeks in an airtight container, if you want to make a larger batch.

Posted on

Nourishing Pear & Walnut Crumble

An incredible pear and walnut crumble made with simple ingredients and topped with a delicious oat walnut crumble.

Ingredients:

Serves 2

Filling:

  •  2 large pears (or 3 small) , peeled, cored, and sliced into small cubes
  •  1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  •  1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Crumble Topping:

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. To make the pear filling: In a small bowl, toss the pears with coconut sugar and cinnamon. Divide pear mixture into 2 individual ramekins, and press them slightly. Set aside.
  3. To make the topping: Mix the oat flour and coconut sugar, then add the melted butter of choice. Mix with a fork, until mixture clumps together into crumbly balls. Mix in oats and nuts. Sprinkle crumble evenly on top of the pear mixture.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes, until topping is golden brown and pears are tender. Serve warm and top with your choice of yoghurt or ice cream.