With all this time in isolation, I thought there is no better time than to try out my own recipes while at home. When I was still commuting into work, my go to breakfast was overnight oats of varying flavours, however now that I have all the time in the world in the mornings now I thought I would try and have hot oats. Something pretty foreign to me!
Today I made Raspberry oats. They consisted of:
- 2/3 of a cup of oats
- half a cup of frozen raspberries
- tablespoon of chia seeds
- maple syrup (or other sweet syrup) to taste
I added the oats to some water and brought it to a boil. I added about a cup and a half of water to cook it, and then added about half a cup more to make it a bit more runny. You can add as much or as little water as needed to get the desired consistency. Do not though that it does tend to thicken up quite a bit when left to stand so do think of that. If it does get too stiff for you, adding some soya milk (or other milk alternative) will help it become a bit more creamy without making it taste too watery.
My breakfast took about 3 minutes to cook, so it was really no time at all! I also found that these kept me going for the majority of the day and I wasn’t really hungry again until dinner time. Baring in mind that this was a day full of chores, housework and even a little 30 minute run!
In hindsight, I probably made way too many oats so maybe next time I’ll probably only use about 1/3 cup of oats instead. I also have a super sweet tooth so the amount of syrup I used will probably cause sugar shock in most other people.