Today I am giving you one of my favourite on the go weekday breakfasts – Turmeric Overnight Oats. I’m really not good a t mornings, so I love that you can make up a batch of overnight oats and keep them in the fridge, so that breakfast is sorted. If you’re really short on time, you could even make this ahead in individual pots, add the banana in the morning and take it to work for breakkie on the go. (I’m even envisaging in-car oats, here, but maybe that’s taking it a bit too far…..).
I’m also loving turmeric right now. It’s such an amazing spice (you can find some info on some of the benefits of turmeric here). For me at the moment, I’m suffering from some joint pain, and turmeric is really good for inflammation, so I’m trying to add it to everything. Hence the Turmeric Overnight Oats.
These oats are also really high in calcium. Chia seeds contain around 90mg of calcium per tablespoon. So, if you make these with a soy milk that contains around 300mg of calcium, breakfast gives you 400mg of calcium which is nearly half of the daily requirments for most kids and adults (1).
I use a turmeric tea mix from the supermarket in these oats. If you can’t find one, you could easily just use a mix of turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and pepper instead.
I also love to top these oats with mixed chopped nuts. I use my blender to roughly chop a mix of almonds, walnuts and pistachios, and then store them in the fridge. I like to use the combination of nuts because then I can get the health benefits from all of them. You could easily just use chopped almonds or walnuts if you prefer.
To Make Turmeric Overnight Oats
You can either make these oats directly in the container you’re going to use to refrigerate them. If you want individual pots, you can make them in a separate container and then refrigerate them in individual containers.
Combine oats, chia seeds and plant based milk in a container with a lid. Stir until fully combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
To make individual pots, mix oats, chia seeds and milk in a large container, then spoon into 4 small, seal-able containers. Refrigerate overnight.
To serve, place 1/4 cup of the overnight oats in a bowl. Stir through the tumeric spice mix. Top with maple syrup, chopped nuts and sliced banana.
These oats will keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
If you’re looking for more easy breakfast ideas, check out my On the Go Breakfast Ideas.
Turmeric Overnight Oats
- 2 cup Rolled Oats
- 4 Tbs Chia Seeds
- 2 cup Soy Milk or other plant based milk
- 1 tsp Turmeric Spice Mix Turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, pepper
- 4 Tbs Maple Syrup
- 2 unit Banana Sliced
- 4 Tbs Chopped Nuts
- Add oats, chia seeds and plant based milk to a container with a lid. Stir until fully combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- To serve, place 1/4 cup of the overnight oats in a bowl. Stir through the tumeric spice mix. Top with maple syrup, chopped nuts and sliced banana.
- These oats will keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.