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 them the next morning. The inspiration for these flavors came from my most recent trip to New York. I was staying with a friend and wasn’t going to get all fussy making smoothies every morning, so 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 wholegrain cereal, I came upon an inviting pot of creamy tahini. Along with a generous dollop of this I added some chopped banana, crushed walnuts and cinnamon to my cereal and was in heaven.
Here is the flavor combination translated into overnight oats:
Tahini Honey Walnut Overnight Oats
Makes: 1 serving
- 40g oats
- brown rice milk (or any other plant-based milk)
- 1 banana
- 1 generous tbsp of tahini
- a few walnuts
- honey (or maple syrup) to taste
- ground cinnamon
- 1 vanilla pod or ground vanilla bean
- 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 vanilla, crush some walnuts for on top, drizzle with honey (or sweetener of choice) 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… (you may have to add more liquid as you’re cooking it).
Feel Good Fact: Tahini contains healthy fats, vitamins and minerals and may notably support bone health (thanks to the phosphorus and manganese).
Hope you enjoy!