Breakfast Food

Chilled banana jam oatmeal

5 August 2012

I used to have the same boring breakfasts every day. Don’t get me wrong, I love Weet-Bix, Vegemite toast, peanut butter toast… but I needed a change. Plus, we don’t have a toaster. Starting my health-kick this year has really inspired me in the kitchen. I love that breakfast can be savoury or sweet. I love that breakfast can taste like dessert.

Almond milk is my new favourite thing. It tastes just like milk but doesn’t give me any problems associated with eating dairy products. I was also very fussy with cow’s milk growing up so this is a great substitute. I love cold cereal for the first time in my life.

I began experimenting with oatmeal this year after being inspired by those flavoured microwave oats which never really filled me up. I thought to myself, hang on, I can make these myself! And with any flavour I like!

I started researching. Yes, it was true. There were endless possibilities for oatmeal. Why did I not know this?

Generally I eat breakfast at 7.30am, and by the time I get to work at 9am I am already hungry. I decided I wanted to start eating breakfast at work. But making oatmeal at work seemed like a messy option.

I stumbled across an article about overnight/refrigerator oats. What a great idea! I have started experimenting with flavours I like and this breakfast is a new favourite for both Alex and I. I think they would be even better during Melbourne’s toasty summer.

I like to add ground flaxseed as it is a great source of Omega-3 for my vegetarian husband and non-fish-eating me. It can be easily added to cereals and smoothies. I have seen recipes for overnight oats which use chia seeds (an even better source of Omega-3) but currently in Australia they are just so expensive.

Chilled banana jam oatmeal
Serves 1
  1. ¼ cup rolled oats
  2. ¼ cup milk of choice
  3. ¼ cup vanilla yoghurt
  4. 1 tsp ground flaxseed, optional (or chia seed)
  5. ½ small banana, sliced thinly
  6. 1 tbsp jam of choice
  7. 1 tsp sugar or sweetener (optional)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small, lidded container. Mix well.
  2. Put on the lid tightly and leave overnight in the refrigerator.
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  • Reply pazcooks 7 August 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Good and nutritious! Not boring at all. 🙂

    • Reply Nicole 7 August 2012 at 9:57 pm

      Yes! This one is my favourite flavour.

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