Probably one of my favourite times of year is when the autumnal weather has really set in with the crisp leaves creating a colourful amber carpet for us to walk on. We feel that great sense of comfort from wrapping ourselves up in lots of layers, as we take to the outdoors to watch the wonderful bonfire displays that light the night sky.
One of the things I look forward to the most after being in the cold weather is retreating back indoors to tuck into the delights of the season’s flavours. Quite possibly the most iconic pairing is apple & cinnamon.
So I have taken inspiration and created a quick and easy breakfast idea to make life simpler on those busy mornings whilst still keeping the taste-buds alive. Overnight apple & cinnamon oats are the perfect accompaniment to the start of your day, as they can be enjoyed warm or cold depending on how you are feeling. Plus what makes them even better is knowing that they are made using natural wholesome ingredients to fuel your body right.
- 40g oats
- 120g greek yoghurt
- Half a red apple (chopped into tiny pieces)
- 50ml milk of your choice
- 1 tbsp sukrin gold or sweetener
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Using a small frying pan added in the coconut oil all allow it to melt down before placing the apple in.
- Sprinkle with the sweetener and 1/2 tsp cinnamon over the apple pieces.
- Continue to stir around to ensure all the apples are coated evenly
- Leave to cook until soft and golden in colour
- Once cooked, put the apple to one side to cool
- In a jar (or any container), add in the greek yoghurt, oats and milk in that order, then stir together.
- Now add in the remainder of the cinnamon and maple syrup, and mix in.
- When apples are cool, add into the jar and once again stir gently.
- Seal your container of choice and leave in the fridge for at least 6 hours so it goes super thick and creamy.
Hope that you enjoy this delicious recipe or any other one of my creations! If you try this out for yourself, please share what you think of it in the comments below. You could even share a photograph of it on social media using the hashtag #thegrowingbutterfly so I get to see!