Batch berry morning oats

I’m afraid there’s been a bit of a dearth of recipes on The Flourishing Pantry of late. I’ve been focusing so much on my coaching business, building up my client base and creating content for my lovely community of wellness entrepreneurs that getting in the kitchen has fallen by the wayside. I hope you’ll forgive me!

That’s not to say I haven’t been experimenting and trying out new recipes. But it is to say I’ve fallen back a lot on trusty staples and regular meals that are tried and tested.

Find out more about the core meals I eat with my husband even though we have very different tastes in this blog post

I’ve also been trying to use the huge number of recipe books that we have sat collecting dust on the shelves. Of course I still play around with the ingredients and make them my own - but at least it’s a new inspiration!

Batch berry overnight oats | The Flourishing Pantry

Talking of inspiration this recipe was inspired not by a recipe book, or Instagram or Pinterest for a change. It was inspired by my step-mum!

When I was back in London most recently I noticed she’d made a big batch of overnight oats / bircher muesli which sat in the fridge. It was such an easy breakfast for her to have a portion of before rushing out the door I thought it was a great idea.

At the end of the weekend while she put my sister to bed I helped to make her a batch ready for the next week. Seeing how versatile it was and how many different ingredients you could throw in made me think this would be a great one to recreate at home.

Batch berry overnight oats | Health breakfast | The Flourishing Pantry

I’m going rogue with this recipe and not putting measurements on. Shock horror!

The truth is I don’t use measurements when I’m making and I’d love to encourage you to get to a place where you trust and are intuitive enough to just experiment with amounts and find what works for you. There’s also a lot of joy to be found in using things up and adjusting the flavours and ingredients to suit your own tastes. Not just mine.

Have a go and let me know what you think. If you make this recipe I’d love to know and hear what your variations are!

If you like this recipe you’d probably love my One-Stop Breakfast Boxes too, which is a version of this for on-the-go.

Batch berry overnight oats | Healthy breakfast recipe | The Flourishing Pantry

SERVES: As many as you want. I try and make a batch for 5 days
PREP TIME: 10-15 minutes
COOK TIME: Zero! Pop in the fridge overnight

INGREDIENTS

Base:

Optional extras:

  • Honey or maple syrup to sweeten

  • Chia seeds

  • Flax seeds

  • Pecans or other nuts, broken into small pieces

  • Raisins or sultanas

  • Desiccated coconut

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Take a large bowl and stir together the base ingredients, getting the right consistency for you. I make up enough for 5 days which is roughly based on 250g oats but I don’t weigh it!

    If you can it’s nice to defrost the frozen berries in the microwave or in a pan ahead of combining, because then you get all the lovely juice in the mix.

    Remember the oats will soak up a lot of liquid when they’re sat in the fridge, so don’t feel afraid to add another slug of milk/juice and dollop of yoghurt. You can always add more when you’re serving if it needs it.

  2. Stir through any of the optional extras you have or fancy. These add extra sweetness and texture so go with what you love. Taste as you go along to make sure you’ve got the balance right.

  3. Cover and place in the fridge. Serve up a portion each morning and top with more fresh fruit, nuts or seeds if you fancy. Enjoy!

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