Hey All! Happy Tuesday! Hope your day is starting out great!
I just want to thank you all so much for your comments on yesterdays post! It means so much to me that you were all so supportive and provided great advice. I wish I could give you all a big hug!!! Seriously, it meant the world to hear everyone say such lovely things to me!
Finally, I am providing you with that tutorial for overnight oats.
I made a video blog on how I make them below, but if you prefer I also wrote out the step by step process I use! Watch below or Click here for video.
Haha, that still image is really nice, eh? What an attractive lady.
After trying about every method out there for oats, I know that there are many different versions out there. I’ve seen people use just almond milk and chia seeds, or yogurt and almond milk, or just yogurt, but my favourite way is to use egg whites. A little different, but I find it leaves me with the best texture. To me the texture is everything, I can’t enjoy a bowl of oats that are too watery or milky. No thank you.
I am quite possibly an oat addict. No shame.
Now, lets take a gander at how to make my favourite breakfast.
And because so many of you have asked nicely, here is my version of overnight oat bran.
Here’s what you will need:
- 1/3 cup oat bran
- 1.5 cups water or milk
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon stevia
- 14 drops vanilla nunaturals stevia drops
- 1/3 cup pumpkin
To begin, grab a BIG bowl. Take the oat bran and water and put it in the microwave for 5 minutes. If your bowl is not very big, make sure to check on the oats every 1-1.5 minutes to make sure they don’t overflow.
Once the oats have finished cooking for 5 minutes. Leave in the microwave for ~10 minutes to allow them to cool. Take the oat bran out and stir. Next, add the egg whites. Stir them in to the bowl making sure that they are well combined into the oat bran mixture. (optional: beat the egg whites with cream of tartar before you place them in the oats bran; this will make the oats more “fluffy” in appearance).
Place in the microwave for another 4-5 minutes. This time I recommend standing by the microwave and checking on the oat bran every 1 minute. Once they are cooked half way through, take them out and stir them once again. Place them back in the microwave for the remaining time.
Allow oat bran to cool for about 5-10 minutes in the microwave, this way the oatmeal “sets”. Take the bowl out of the microwave, the oats will have set and will be sort of “cake like” and thick. Proceed to stir in the chia seeds, cinnamon, stevia, and pumpkin (or your add-ins of choice).
Pour into a separate bowl. Place into fridge overnight, this makes it even thicker and delicious, I find. In the morning top it off with an extra mound of cinnamon, nut butter, protein frosting, peanut flour paste, berries, or any toppings your desire. Breakfast is not complete with no toppings! That is a true fact of life.
Now, Drool. Eat. Enjoy!
I think I go every single day eating oats or oat bran in some form. I prefer my oat bran with some creaminess and thickness added to the bowl. This produces a bowl of gooey, chewy, thick, and delicious bowl of oat bran. I find it the perfect way to start my morning off. It’s not the fastest way to cook your oats, but its my favourite. Nothing too fancy over here.
And there we have it, my version of a protein packed, tasty way to eat your oat bran.
Do you like overnight oats? What’s your favourite recipe?