I'm a long time fan of overnight oats. They were one of the first vegan meals that I started eating regularly and five years later, they're still on repeat in my kitchen. Overnight oats are great for so many reasons, but probably my favourite three things are that they're quick and easy, that they're packed full of energy so make a great breakfast and thirdly, that you can combine almost anything with them and get super creative with your flavours! While I've been known to get wild in terms of flavours, this time round I thought I'd recreate a well-established breakfast favourite - Bircher Oats!
I think the best part about these oats is the flavour that using half a cup of apple juice brings. Using half juice and half milk makes the oats super creamy, deliciously sweet and really brings out the classic flavours that bircher is known for. Complete with chopped walnut and pops of crunchy apple, I think I've possible found my new fav breakfast!
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup oat milk (or any other plant milk of your choosing)
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup roughly chopped walnuts
1/2 apple, finely diced
1. In a bowl, combine the oats, apple juice, oat milk, vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix them around well to combine and then place in the fridge overnight.
2. The following morning, take your oats out of the fridge and give them another good mix through. Add in the walnuts, blueberries and diced apple, again stirring everything through well. Serve immediately and enjoy!