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Interesting Overnight Oats §

Put a bit of welly into your morning routine with these sumptuously creamy overnight oats. Recipe from Jessica Elliott Dennison's Tin Can Magic (this blog is essentially a fan site this book, get used to it).

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: Overnight soaking

Makes: 4 servings (with toppings)


1 tin of coconut milk

100g rolled oats

Thumb-sized piece of ginger

1 eating apple e.g. Granny Smith

3 tbsp sunflower seeds (toasted)

1 lemon

1. Amuse(li) yourself with how simple this recipe is

Make this recipe the night before you want it - have some intuitive foresight of what you want for breakfast the next day, and if you wake wanting pancakes give yourself a slap on the wrist.

Stir together your 400ml tin of coconut milk, 200ml cold water, 100g rolled oats, grated thumb of ginger, roughly grated apple, 3 tbsp sunflower and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Spoon what now looks like unappetizing gruel into some tupperware or a bowl you can cover for a Miss Conbircherality style over night transformation.

Put in the fridge overnight, whisper sleep peacefully sweet Prince.

The next morning revisit your gruel, let's hope you're feeling like a WAP- a well appetized peasant.

Serve it cold with some berries, dried fruit, nuts, seeds or yoghurt. Basically anything you want! It's the froyo of breakfasts.

We called in Westwood to Pimp our Bircher muesli and here's what it looked like:

Dink and sink!

Food for Thought

Lizzy says: "I am a full time fan of pret's overnight oats - with pomegranate seeds, apple and pistachios - and I really expected this to be just as good as that. But, alas, they were not; and I weep because I want to love every one of Jessica's recipes. My issue with this recipe is that the coconut milk was not absorbed by the oats and it just tasted like wet ginger, which is not a good thing (obvs). I also think it made my tummy funny - maybe just too much fibre during vent - but needless to say I was scares. I would not make this again 0/10"

Kate says: "Lizzy and I described these as "interesting" about a hundred times after we tried them. I think that is polite British speak for "wow these really aren't great". Once you add various toppings to embellish the oats it gets markedly better, but just on their own they're really not my cup of tea. The coconut milk is insanely creamy and is almost too much for the oats. Normally I would have porridge for breakfast and I think the coldness of this also threw me off. I don't think I'll make this one again, and instead I'll stick to my routine porridge 3/10 gasps "

1.5/10 Gasps


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