These oats are incredible! They taste so fresh and have a delightfully creamy texture. They are packed with superfoods including chia seeds, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, goji berries, coconut, a grated apple and soaked in coconut water and yoghurt. Sweetened to taste with maple syrup.
Soaked oats have become a staple in our house. One of the main reasons is that they are SO easy to make. You literally just mix oats with your liquid of choice and whatever healthy goodies you have in the cupboard can go in, too. The recipe is here only for just a guideline. I almost always use a grated apple though, because it makes it taste so fresh and clean. Why not play around and add your own ingredients?
I’m a big believer in letting kids try the foods that we eat. I know this is totally easier said than done! When you have 20 minutes to get out the door in the morning, the last thing you want to do is try something new. Its risky. But, if you can keep relaxed and make it fun, then the chances are your child might try it. If not this time, then the next time, or the time after that.
Oscar pretends he is on a plane and will eat this ‘in the luggage department’ of the plane, which is actually underneath our kitchen table. Completely bonkers, but it works for us. For now. Hopefully we have now been eating this regularly enough, that Oscar no longer sees this as something new. He has also experienced eating this in a fun way and he doesn’t feel that I’m pushing him to eat it. I love knowing that he has had a healthy breakfast. It doesn’t always happen like this, however. So don’t despair if you are battling with fussy eaters. Its a notorious problem and I think everyone goes through it at some point. Just keep relaxed yet keep offering them a variety of different foods: food that you eat.
Back to the soaked oats: Add the apple, oats and seeds to a large bowl or blender. I like using my Thermomix because I can chop the apple, oats and seeds all in one go together, which means less faff and mess. You could easily use a grater for the apple and just place everything in a large bowl, however. Goji berries are often hard and a little better when reconstituted slightly. Pour some warm water over them and let soak for a minute or two before adding them to the bowl.
Bring everything together and check for sweetness. Personally, I don’t add anything else. I love the taste just as it is. However we all have a different sweet tooth, so just add some maple syrup until the sweetness is to your liking. This is ready to eat straight away. Sometimes this recipe is referred to as ‘Overnight Oats’ so I originally thought you needed to let the oats soften. I actually don’t notice much of a difference in the creaminess if this sits longer. I think it is just easy to make it the night before and have it ready to go in the morning. You may need to add a little more liquid in the morning as the oats soak it up.
Here is your recipe for Superfood Soaked Oats:
- 1 cup oats
- 1 apple
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- ¼ cup goji berries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup coconut water
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- maple syrup, to taste
- Place the apple into a blender and chop until fine.
- Add the oats and pulse a few times until slightly broken up.
- Soak the goji berries in 2 T warm water.
- Add the coconut, seeds, coconut water, yogurt and stir.
- Taste for desired sweetness. Add maple syrup to taste.