Superfood “instant” oats – easy and healthy breakfast prep
Last week I saw these super easy and delicious looking recipes for instant oats on the blog Half Baked Harvest (if you don’t already know it then make sure to check it out, it is pure perfection!) and I just had to give it a try right away. I love recipes that are simple, healthy and that can save you a lot of time because you can make a big batch to eat throughout the week. I of course had to make my own version with my favorite ingredients and it turned out SO good that I had to share it – I know how much you lovelies appreciate easy, healthy and timesaving recipes. I have been eating these every morning this week and it was during my breakfast yesterday that I decided to have a little impromptu foodie shoot, so please excuse the poor quality photos and styling (the lighting was awful so I kinda just gave up beforehand) – you have to check out the photos over on Half Baked Harvest to see just how good this is, seriously Tieghan takes some of the most stunning food photos I have ever seen, I would eat anything she makes!
4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1/2 cup dried mulberries
4 tablespoons chia seeds
4 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
2-4 tablespoons shredded coconut
2 teaspoons pure vanilla powder
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
I topped mine with banana and fresh blueberries.
- Start by toasting the oats in the oven (place them on two trays lined with baking paper) for about 10 minutes on 180 c // 350 f. Set them aside to cool while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- Add the toasted oats to a food processor and give them a quick blend. I prefer for them to still have a lot of texture, but they are more like store bought instant oats and will be smoother if you give them a good long blend.
- Add the oats to a bowl and mix in the rest of the ingredients, make sure everything is well combined. And you are pretty much done already, easy right?! You can either pour your instant oats into one big jar or you can divide them into cute little 1 serving sized jars.
- Now, when it comes to how you should actually serve the oats there are many different ways to do so, but my favorite is actually to just eat them as they are topped with some cold oat milk, banana and blueberries – haha yeah not very instant oat to eat them cold, but you have to try it, it is so good! You can also pour boiling water or milk into the jar (if you have divided them into 1 serving sized jars), make sure to use jars made for canning as they can handle the high heat, and let it sit for 10-20 minutes while you get ready for the day ahead. OR (haha so many options) you can add water or your milk of choice and give the oats 30 seconds – 1 minute in the microwave. Enjoy!