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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!
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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.

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4 Amazing Health Benefits of Soaking Oats Overnight

Are you one of those people who often skip breakfast due to busy mornings and lack of time? If yes, you need to start soaking your oats overnight.

The first meal of the day is pivotal for boosting your metabolism and kicking off your day with energy. So, what do you need to digest so early in the morning?

The solution: Overnight Oats.

4 Health Benefits of Soaking Oats Overnight

  1. A bowl of soaked oats in the morning will support you in feeling full and satisfied. According to research, people who eat porridge for breakfast feel fuller for longer and consume fewer calories at lunch. 
  2. Soaked oats improve oat digestibility and allow nutrients in the grain to be more easily absorbed by your body. When you soak oats overnight, it’s almost like you’re cooking them without heat. Soaking helps the starches break down and reduces the natural phytic acid, which may help your body utilize the oats’ nutrients much more efficiently.
  3. Overnight oats are healthier for your gut. Rolled oats contain 8.5 grams of resistant starch, by soaking rather than cooking, the oats retain more of the resistant starch. Resistant starch is a type of prebiotic fibre that your body cannot digest. Instead, it passes through your digestive system till it reaches your gut, where it is fermented by your gut bacteria, promoting a healthy gut environment.
  4. Oatmeal is beneficial to one’s cardiovascular health. According to a study, a specific oat fibre known as beta-glucan has been shown to lower cholesterol levels by 5 to 10%.

Simple Way to Make Overnight Oats:

To prepare overnight oats, simply put porridge oats in a container, fill them with water, your choice of milk or yoghurt, and place them in the fridge. Remember to always soak the oats for at least 12 hours, but 24 hours is better. Adding toppings of your choice and there you have your overnight oats!

Looking for more overnight oat recipe inspiration:

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Black Forest Gateau Overnight Oats

What happens when Black Forest Gateau meets Cherry Bakewell…!? The result, is something truly magical!

Why wait to have dessert, when you could be enjoying it for breakfast as overnight oats? Creamy Cherry Bakewell oats, sweet cherries and a black cherry & cacao dark chocolate ganache make this a truly tasty breakfast treat.

Ingredients:

For the oats layer:
• 40g Oat Pantry Cherry Bakewell Porridge Oats
• 100ml unsweetened almond milk

For the Chocolate Ganache layer:
• 1.5 tsp Butter Belle Black Cherry & Cacao Almond Butter
• 2 tbsp dark cocoa powder
• 2.5 tbsp water
• 1 tsp maple syrup

For the Raspberry & Cherry Jam layer
• Small handful of frozen cherries & raspberries
• 1 tbsp chia seeds
• 1/2 tsp maple syrup

Method:

1. In our overnight oats jar, glass or bowl mix together the oats and almond milk, then microwave for 1 & 1/2 minutes and mix again. Leave to sit and firm up whilst you prepare the other layers.
2. To make the jam, place into a small bowl the frozen raspberries, cherries, chia seeds and maple syrup. Microwave for 1 minute, then take out of the microwave and mash together with a fork.
3. Top your oats with the jam, place in freezer whilst you prepare the ganache, this allows the warm jam layer time to set.
4. Mix together in a separate small bowl the Butter Belle Black Cherry & Cacao Almond Butter, cocoa powder, water and maple syrup, until you get a thick paste. Then spoon over the top of your mixture.
4. We topped ours with optional flaked almonds and more frozen raspberries and cherry pieces.
5. Leave in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.
6. Enjoy!

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Apple Pie & Custard Overnight Oats

Our Apple & Custard Overnight Oats taste just like a dessert, but are a delicious, nutritious breakfast idea.

Ingredients:

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!
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Apple Cinnamon Bun Overnight Oats

Seriously thick and creamy overnight oats bursting with cinnamon and juicy apple.

Perfect for prepping the evening before and keeping you fuelled throughout the day.

Ingredients:

• 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.

grated apple overnight oats
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Natural Salted Caramel Overnight Oats

This 4-ingredient salted caramel sauce is a quick and simple recipe made from medjool dates. It’s vegan friendly, refined sugar free and gluten free. It makes the perfect topping to your oats, we’d definitely recommend pairing it with our Maple & Pecan Porridge Oats.

Ingredients:

  • 16 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 –1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients (starting with 3/4 cup almond milk) into a blender and blend until mixture is smooth and there are no date chunks easily visible.
  2. Add more almond milk, 1-2 Tablespoons at a time, if needed to help the blending process or to thin the caramel to your desired texture. Use immediately or store in the fridge for later.
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Recipe: Simple Cherry Compote

It’s slightly tangy, not too sweet and just perfect to enhance breakfast oats.

The great thing about this recipe is you can use frozen cherries when fresh cherries are out of season, so you can enjoy this topper all year round.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cherries, pitted
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • A pinch each of salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a sauce pan, add the cherries, coconut sugar, lemon, and spices. When the cherries have defrosted (if using frozen) over high heat, bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and bring to a simmer.
  2. Simmer the cherries until they become thick, with a texture more like syrup; this can take about 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and serve over your prepared Oat Pantry overnight oats, we’d highly recommend using our Cherry Bakewell Porridge Oats for this. You can also tub up any excess compote and store in the fridge for a couple of days for future use.