It might be lunchtime in Mumbai right now, but can we please rewind back to breakfast a.k.a. the best meal of the day. Sure it might rev up my metabolism, provide me with brain fuel, energise me & all that jazz but let’s be honest:
Breakfast just tastes so freakin’ delicious
Up until I did the Whole30, breakfast usually rotated around yogurt bowls for me:
After realizing how shitty (literally) dairy made me feel, I decided to nix it from my day-to-day diet. Fortunately I’ve found non-dairy breakfasts to more than fill the void:
AB & Fruit Preserves Toast
And my current favorite: The perfect bowl of overnight oats
Describing the above as “perfect” is quite a bold move, but trust me: this combination of oats tastes bowl-lickin’ delicious. As I prefer to work out first thing in the morning, it’s ideal to have breakfast ready as soon as I walk through the door- Lord knows I’m starving by then!
I blogged about Overnights Oats way back when I was a Blackberry user (and hence the quality of my photos in that post is just downright embarrassing), but that version included yogurt. While this bowl is yogurt-free, fortunately it’s just as creamy & voluminous thanks to the addition of chia seeds & applesauce.
Perfect Overnight Oats
- 2/3 cup raw rolled or quick-cooking oats
- 1 ½ cups almond milk (I use my homemade version)
- 4 tablespoons chunky applesauce
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½ -1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
In the morning
- 1 ripe banana, sliced
- 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened toasted coconut flakes
- 2-3 tablespoons unsalted roasted almonds
- Combine the oats, milk, applesauce, chia seeds, cinnamon, vanilla extract & salt. Mix well, cover & store in the refrigerator overnight (or at least for 2 hours).
- In the morning, top with banana slices, coconut flakes, & almonds.
- Add more milk if you prefer runny oats- I like ‘em thick
- The applesauce & banana add enough sweetness for me, but go ahead & add your choice of sweetener if you need to
In case you’re an Overnight Oats newbie:
- Yes, you eat ‘em cold
- No, you don’t cook the oats
- Yes, it actually tastes good…even better than stove-top cooked oatmeal in my ever so humble opinion
Dare I even describe this bowl as tasting legen-dairy ;)!
What did you eat for breakfast this morning?