Oats have many health benefits and since I like to start my day well, I almost always have warm oatmeal for breakfast. I usually boil my oats with some soy milk, almond milk or water and eat them with fresh fruits and mixed nuts. However, especially in summer, I sometimes prefer not to eat warm food for breakfast. That’s when I often make cold oats.
Oats with yoghurt and your favourite topping
This cold oatmeal is one of my favourite oats breakfast recipes, especially in the warm season. It is even easier to prepare because you don’t have to heat or boil anything and can literally eat breakfast within 30 seconds from waking up.
You might wonder if you can eat oats raw, but the truth is that oat flakes are normally already pressed and steamed. It is therefore no problem to eat or digest them. Of course you have the choice between different sizes of oats. In this recipe I’ve used large flakes which have a nutty taste and provide great texture for your breakfast.
How to prepare your oats with yoghurt with fruits and nuts
It is very easy to prepare these cold oats. Just put some yogurt on a large deep plate and add the fruits and nuts of your choice. For this recipe I have used bananas and peaches as well as almonds and Brazil nuts, cause I love those and happened to have them at home.
It is a good idea to top your oatmeal off with some healthy seeds, like flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds. I also usually put lots of cinnamon on top.
Overnight oats in a jar
It is also very easy to make an overnight version of this oatmeal in a jar or bowl. Just put all the ingredients in your jar and leave them in the fridge overnight. Your oats will be softer in the morning and the flavour of the bananas and peaches will spread throughout your yogurt to create a wonderful aromatic breakfast.
Children will love this as well. It can be a fun game to place all the ingredients in a jar in the fridge in the evening before going to sleep and see (and taste) the result in the morning. The flavour of overnight oats is just amazing and kids will absolutely love it, and so will their body.
I added these oats to my gluten free recipes as well. If you have gluten sensitivity and are wondering if you can eat oats, you might want to check out this page.