I think you're going to love this.
Maybe that's a big claim to make, but I've been working on this recipe for a while now and the flavours have come together perfectly! It is slightly sweet, tahiniy (is that a word?), cinnamony, and fresh as heck.
I know that I've spoken about my morning/breakfast routine here and here, but there are some days when a lazy steel-cut oat kind of morning just isn't an option. Even on those super rushed mornings, I still want something spectacular and delicious to start my day with. Enter: Halva Overnight Oats. They take five minutes to prepare the night before, and literally a second to pull out of the fridge the next day (okay, 2 seconds if you count slicing the banana). They are my go to easy breakfast, and the best part is they are super versatile. Don't like tahini (WHO ARE YOU)? You can easily sub peanut or almond butter. Not a fan of chia? Sub for flax, hemp, or simply leave it out. Not super stoked on raspberries? Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, or more banana will do perfectly. Of course this particular combination is stellar in my opinion, but overnight oats can come in so many different flavour combinations and when you find the one you love it makes the perfect morning treat.
I am going to keep it short today because I am sleep deprived, still have about three books to read and an essay to write, and am a major procrastinator. I have some exciting recipes coming up in the next few weeks, check out my Instagram feed if you're curious. Lots of love friends, have an excellent Wednesday!
ps. I can just hear the rain starting outside my window, pattering lightly on the sidewalk below. Hopefully, this is an indication of the beginning murmurs of springtime and long, bright rainy days ahead <3
Halva Style Overnight Oats w/ Chia Seeds and Fresh Raspberries
Makes 1 serving
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup coconut milk (or other plant milk)
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- To serve: fresh raspberries, sliced banana, and more coconut milk
Mix together oats, cinnamon, and chia seeds in a small mason jar. Add in the coconut milk, tahini, and maple syrup and stir until all ingredients are combined. Cover the jar with a lid or plastic wrap and store overnight in the fridge (at least 6 hours).
In the morning top the oats with fresh raspberries, sliced banana, and a splash of coconut milk, plus any other desired toppings. Oats are best when fresh, but will last in the fridge for up to 2 days. Enjoy!