This… this chocolate oatmeal heaven, is what I’ve been having for breakfast the last few days. Mmmmm!
Okay, I’ll admit I had no idea there was such a thing as gluten-free oats until two weeks ago when I started making granola bars. Talk about blonde. But just in case you’re like me and have found yourself aimlessly walking up and down the supermarket aisles looking for gluten-free oats, you won’t really find them there. Check the health food shops, like Dischem, etc.
I can’t believe it took me so long to make this. I promise you, it’s like having dessert in a bowl – for breakfast!
And I’m not talking about a boring bowl of oats made with boiling water over the stove or zapped in the microwave either. No… this is overnight oats and it’s MUCH easier to make. It’s actually perfect for hot weather.
It’s so versatile. I mean you can throw in whatever toppings or ingredients you’ve got at home or that your heart desires. Seriously, just go have a look on Pinterest and see what people are coming up with – it’s ridiculous.
This was the first bowl I made. I just added in a bit of cinnamon, some coconut shavings and topped it with honey and blueberries. Unfortunately, I was a little too generous with a pinch of salt the night before so I won’t tell you it was delicious because it honestly tasted like I was having oatmeal with my salt.
Lesson learnt: Be extra careful with the salt shaker when it comes to sweet things!
And this down here is what I’ve been having over the last few days…
I can’t believe how much I look forward eating this every morning. If I can never eat Coco Pops again, this makes a damn good substitute, it tastes just like it! 🙂
Okay, enough with the pictures, let me tell you how easy it is to make…
P.S. You can use regular oats and really put in whatever you like, but if you’re trying to cut sugar and still want something that tastes great, this is a good option to start with.
Overnight Chocolate Oatmeal
½ cup rolled oats – gluten-free or plain
¾ – 1 cup fat-free or low-fat milk
1 T cocoa powder
A pinch of cinnamon
A few sliced almonds
A dollop of low-fat plain yoghurt
- In a shaker (or a bowl if you don’t have one), shake or mix the oats, milk, cocoa powder and cinnamon together.
- Cover if in a bowl and put into the fridge overnight.
- In the morning simply pour into a serving bowl, add the sliced almonds and yoghurt – and enjoy!
It really is as easy as that. I was so impressed.
This is such a fun recipe to try and such a time saver! I can’t wait to see what other toppings and ingredients work well together.