If you’re planning on spending more time unwrapping presents than making breakfast on Christmas morning then this simple dessert inspired overnight oats recipe has got you covered. It actually wasn’t until last week that I tried my first Christmas pudding but I haven’t stopped thinking about it ever since and so it was only natural that I was going to have to recreate its festive flavour in breakfast form.
Incorporating this traditional dessert’s sweet and spicy flavour in to breakfast is the absolute dream – these easy overnight oats pack in that classic Christmas pudding flavour thanks to a mix of warming spices, along with crunchy almonds and pecans, chunks of sweet gooey dates, raisins, cranberries and a hint of vanilla. Each mouthful is bursting with flavour and the most incredible thick, creamy texture. I love mine served alongside vanilla chai nice cream, gingerbread granola, berries and a generous spoonful of chai nut butter, but they’re equally delicious alone or warmed up on the hob too. This is a healthy breakfast which feels so indulgent but couldn’t be any quicker or simpler to make – so if all of the Christmas festivities have got you rushing around, then these overnight oats make the perfect grab and go breakfast.
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- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp chia seeds
- tbsp almond butter
- tbsp vanilla protein powder
- 1 large medjool or deri date
- tbsp raisins
- tbsp dried cranberries
- tbsp and 1/2 pecans or almonds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp cardamom
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Add all of the ingredients excluding the almond milk to and airtight container and mix well.
- Once everything is fully combined, pour in the almond milk and mix again.
- Place the lid on top and pop in the fridge overnight.
- Remove from the fridge an hour or so before eating and transfer to your favourite bowl (or dig in straight from the tub). I love mine served with vanilla chai nice cream, nut butter, homemade granola and fresh berries.