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Perfect Overnight Oats Methods

I've been trying to cut down on spending money in work (sorry lovely Squeezebox) so in an effort to break up the monotony of making cup'a'porridge every day - and also the fact that only Tesco's sell it - I've started down the pinterst-tastic overnight oats train - in mason jars because they turn out to be super cheap from home bargains

Which also means I can now prep 5 day of breakfasts in one short Sunday night meal prep blitz (I'm making layerd salads in bulk too - not together, that would be weird)

Anyway - I've got it down I think after a few weeks of experiments

  • 1/4 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of skimmed milk
  • A tablespoon of chia seeds (I assume these have magic properties as every overnight oats have them - I get mine cheaply from home bargains)
  • 1/4 cup of 0% fat greek yogurt (I also get this form Home bargains - but one large tub does 5 jars for me and measuring it out is really hard - although I have a yogurt maker so I use that now)
  • Some fruit - dried or fresh, or a mix (e.g apple & sultanas)
  • Some spices if you think they will work (e,g, cinnamon or Aldi do a combo Apple Pie spice)
  • a squeeze of honey / maple syrup / agave suryp or something to counteract the very sharp greek yogurt
Once all that's in screw the lid on you give it a good shake and put it in the fridge until you need it - obvs overnight at least. The shake does appear to do wonders to it - it's a little less pretty then the first ones I made where there were visible layers - but what I do't get any more is the weird clumping of chia seeds that gown a little bit like frog spawn

This is also an attempt to make sure I use up all of the dried fruit etc that in the cupboard - I'm thinking squeezy fruit puree things might work too.. I'll report back.

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