Take 1 heaped cup steel cut oats in a bowl. Lightly toast in 1 tbsp. coconut oil or clarified butter (ghee). This makes them tastier. You can use oats without toasting too.
Heat 3 cups of water in a large pan. Add the oats to the water. Cook for 1 minute and turn off the heat. Now leave it covered overnight. Your steel cut oats would have absorbed the water and cooked in that water.
You may warm the oats in the morning or use them as is. Add honey to yoghurt and mix well. Ladle two large serves in a bowl. Then ladle an equal quantity of sweetened yoghurt and mix well.
Now add some fresh fruit like chopped mangoes or strawberries and garnish with slivered nuts like almonds, cashews, pine nuts etc. You may use chopped dates or raisins too. Serve chillied and enjoy your healthy overnight oats.
Add 1 tbsp. peanut butter along with some chocolate sauce. You can also add some choco chips if you so like. Serve chilled.
1. Overnight oats are an easy way to ‘cook’ the oats while doing practically nothing.2. You will see that your oats absorb less water when you have toasted them. If that is the case, you can skim off some of the water in the morning or cook the oats to evaporate that extra water.3. In case you are not toasting the oats, add 1 tbsp. coconut oil or clarified butter to the oats to further boost their nutrition.4. You can use as many different toppings as you like. Just play with fresh fruit and what you have at home. Fresh preserves or jams go well too.