We’ve got time in the evenings, so why not revamp your oats and prep a delicious breakfast the night before! You will sleep well safe in the knowledge that breakfast is taking care of itself with these very best overnight oats recipes.
A bit about bircher
Overnight oats are also known as bircher. That’s because the chap that invented them was called – you guessed it – Bircher. Maximilian Bircher-Benner to be precise. A Swiss doctor and nutritionist, he served it to patients at his Zurich sanatorium. Bircher didn’t know that, hey?
Overnight oats explained
It’s simple: mix rolled oats with milk or water and maybe a few other ingredients, then store in the fridge for a few hours, preferably overnight. In the morning, add a few toppings of your choice (fruit, nuts, seeds, yogurt – that kind of thing) and – ta da! – breakfast is served.
Chop up toppings the night before and you’ve got even less to do before tucking in on Sunday morning. In fact, they’ll keep for 3-5 days so make a big batch to see you through the beginning of the week too.
Wonder what Herr Bircher would have made of these peanut butter cookie overnight oats. Surely too delicious to be good for you? Take a look at the ingredients and decide for yourself.
How can a recipe called almond joy fail to brighten your morning? The fact that it’s full of chocolate chips, maple syrup and coconut too ought to help.
Sadly overnight oats don’t come in the full English variety. (Actually, that’s probably not a bad thing). For that kind of start to your Sunday, head here instead.