Stewed Apple Overnight Oats

Photo credit: Monika Grabkowska via Unplash

Photo credit: Monika Grabkowska via Unplash

Summer is definitely on its way but, in the mean time, this recipe has a delicious wintery-ness that will have you wanting to curl up in front of the fire! I absolutely love overnight soaked oats and this is a great way to spice up your breakfast (literally).

what you’ll need

(makes 3)

1 cup of oats (gluten free or normal)

1/2 cup of ground flax

1/2 cup of chia seeds

11/2 cups of almond milk

1/2 cup of raisins or sultanas

3 small to medium apples

1 tbsp cinnamon

2 tsp ground nutmeg

what to do

Boil a pan of water (around 2 cups)

De-core and slice the apples. I choose to do this into relatively big pieces as I like the puree to be slightly chunky and I leave the peel on too

Place the apple, cinnamon and nutmeg into the boiling water. Allow it to boil again, then turn down the heat, cover with a lid and leave to simmer for around 15 minutes or until the apples are really soft

Drain the water out of the pan into another bowl

In order to make the apples into a sort of puree, you can use a hand processor and apply light pressure. If you are using a food processor, keep the setting really low so that you don't make it too smooth (unless thats your aim!). The apples are soft and will puree very quickly

Leave the puree to cool

Soak the oats in 1 cup of almond milk and stir in a little of the water from the drained apples. A few tablespoons will be enough, any more will make the oats runny

Add the flax and around 2/3 of the sultanas to the oats and stir them in

Soak the chia seeds in the remaining 1/2 cup of almond milk

Once the apple has cooled, you can begin to make the delicious layers. I went with oats, apple, chia, oats and then more apple to finish

Top with the remaining sultanas and then pop it in the fridge overnight, ready for breakfast!

A little hint: the remaining water can be drunk as a delicious spiced apple juice either hot or cold.