This is a very simple oatmeal recipe that follows the same principle as my Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats: soak some oats, leave them overnight, add yummy things to it the next morning. The inspiration for these flavors came from my time in New York recently. I was staying with a friend and since I wasn’t going to get all fussy and make smoothies every morning I popped over to Whole Foods to find a box of healthy cereal (not so easy let me tell you! I only found one without added sugar in any form) and some rice milk. While looking through her kitchen cupboards for something to spruce up my plain whole grain cereal I came upon an inviting pot of creamy tahini. Added some chopped banana, crushed walnuts and cinnamon along with a big dollop of sesame paste and voilà – I was in heaven.
Here is the flavor combination translated into overnight oats:
- 40g oats
- brown rice milk (or any other plant-based milk)
- 1 banana
- generous tbsp of tahini
- a few walnuts
- honey (or maple syrup) to taste
- 1 vanilla pod
Soak the oats in just enough rice milk to make everything wet, without drowning them in liquid. Cover and leave overnight. Mash in a banana the next morning, stir in the tahini and scraped out vanilla, crush some walnuts for on top, drizzle with honey and sprinkle over some cinnamon.
Variation: If you want this (or any other overnight oat recipe) warm – perfect for a cold gloomy morning – just pop it into the microwave for about two minutes or according to your preference after adding the banana, tahini and vanilla. You can also cook the oats the traditional way on the stove, of course, but I personally find this too much unnecessary work 😉
Feel Good Fact: Tahini is a good source of calcium, which supports bone health.
Hope you enjoy!