I have seen those amazing overnight breakfast pots everywhere. When I say everywhere I mean online, because I don’t know anyone who has actually made one. They look tasty, and healthy and quick and that is what I am looking for. I’m in the alarming (and expensive) habit of buying my breakfast every day, and since I am an accounting dork I just worked out that is costing me £1,300 a year. THAT IS A HOLIDAY DAMN IT.
So overnight breakfast pots is the answer. First step was to find out what the hell chia seeds are…
“chia is a great source of healthy omega-3 fats and fibre”
But they are meant to be good for breakfast, so here goes. I have made the dubious decision to mix oats in here because I am a rebel like that. I essentially just made the chia/oat base and then added whatever the hell I wanted – which in this case was a PB&J.
Base Mix1x tablespoons of chia seeds 1x tablespoons of oats 1/2 cup of water 3x tablespoons of coconut milk
All you do is whack it all in a container and then leave it in the fridge overnight…literally that is all. I went for using mostly water because a) I don’t want to waste my money buying fancy cans of coconut milk all the time and b) you still get a nice coconut flavour from just a bit. And if you want it to be super creamy just add some coconut cream. Don’t feel bogged down by the above, if all you have is cows milk then use that. If you don’t like coconut use almond milk or whatever you damn well want to. As long as you are adding liquid to the chia you are all good (has anyone tried alcohol??? Boozy brunch???).
I wanted a PB&J-ish breakfast and I really couldn’t be bothered going to the supermarket, so I used a handful of raspberries that really had seen better days, a teaspoon of peanut butter and a slosh of maple syrup for sweetness. I also had some crushed almonds that I threw in for added fun. I added this all in the morning once the base mix had gathered its strength.
Combos that I want to try:
– Blueberry and banana
– Pear and walnut
This is really a breakfast I can get behind, throw it together leave it for a while and add some good bits. AMAZING.