This overnight porridge is a perfect breakfast recipe! We prepare it the night before with a little milk (vegetable or not) and the next morning we just have to taste it ...
Did I ever tell you that breakfast was my favorite meal of the day? It's a moment that I love above all! Especially on weekends, when we have more time to taste what makes us happy ... I got into the habit some time ago to prepare myself the night before a overnight porridge.
What is overnight porridge?
Porridge is a breakfast that our Anglo-Saxon friends love: milk and oatmeal mixture, embellished with multiple flavors. The result is rather generous, it stalls easily until noon without feeling the famous dip of 11am ...
Okay, this porridge recipe is a change from café-croissant ... But it's very good for your health and allows you to enjoy seasonal fruits on the side, which is always a good thing!
What you'll love with overnight porridge ...
It's a recipe that takes you 5 minutes to prepare ! We think about it the night before and then enjoy it the next morning without stress ...
You can make this recipe in a airtight jar and carry it the next day everywhere with you! For breakfasts outside, in the park, on the beach, it's super practical. You just need to put your garnish (fruit, oilseed) at the last moment.
There are only healthy things inside ... It is relatively little sweet, therefore perfect to avoid the famous spike in blood sugar. If you are on a gluten-free diet, you can opt for gluten free oatmeal. It will be just as delicious!
How to prepare an overnight porridge?
It will only take a few minutes and only requires one container. The night before, you have to mix the oatmeal, Milk (cow or vegetable), a natural sweetener according to your tastes (personally I love agave syrup). A little spatula and hop in the refrigerator!
The oats will swell by themselves thanks to the liquid, the next day you get your porridge! This porridge recipe to be eaten cold fresh out of the fridge. It differs from the usual porridge which is made in the pan and eaten hot.
In my recipe below, I give you the amounts I like to use for a 1 person porridge recipe. You can of course double or triple the quantities if necessary.
Possible variations for your porridge
To garnish the porridge the next morning, I love to change according to the seasons and my desires. In general, I opt for a garnish of delicious fruits : bananas, apples, pears, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries ...
I also love the gluttony of chocolate in nuggets of course! You can also grate or crush it more coarsely. I also like to add grated coconut.
The oleaginous also find their place in overnight porridge: walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts… The important thing is to vary every day, and not to consume the same things all the time.
Other breakfast recipes
If you want more ideas for breakfast or brunch, take a look at these other recipes from the blog:
- Crispy and fluffy Liège waffle
- Ultra-moist American pancakes
- Chocolate banana muffins
- Cinnamon rolls, cinnamon buns
- Cinnamon apple chia pudding
- Roasted hazelnut chocolate babka
- Butchy chocolate chip brioche
If you make this porridge, do not hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your lovely porridges :)
Overnight Porridge, The Easy No-Bake Recipe
- 120 ml of milk preference for coconut milk which will flavor the porridge
- 30 g oatmeal
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- Agave syrup or other sweetener
- For a chocolate version + 1tbsp bitter cocoa powder
- Toppings of your choice: fresh fruit dried fruits, chocolate chips
- In a container (jar type or other individual container), pour the oatmeal.
- Add the milk, the chia seeds (cocoa if the chocolate version), finish with the agave syrup according to your taste.
- Mix and put in the refrigerator overnight, to obtain the porridge the next day.
- Add the toppings of your choice and enjoy.