Alright, hands up...Who else would appreciate a quick breakfast during the week? I’m sure we can’t be the only family hurrying their children along every morning, coaxing them through dressing, teeth brushing, hair brushing and maybe some last minute reading or spellings?
Today I’m revisiting some of my favorite morning recipes with an Autumnal twist, starting with a firm favourite in our house- Overnight Oats. I’ve blogged about overnight oats before - they are definitely the most requested breakfast by my 4-year-old, and the best bit is they are so easy and ready when you wake up.
With all the autumnal feels and the abundance of apples and blackberries, I’ve added these Autumn stalwarts to our overnight oats. This recipe starts with the overnight oats recipe then sees the basic blueberry replaced with apple puree, blackberries, cinnamon and vanilla to mix up the flavours and keep the Clean Little Tummies guessing. (Blueberry overnights are our main breakfast so it nice to mix it up a little, not least to expose different flavours to young palates.) Believe me, this combo is yum, and will make you want to go out blackberry picking this week! You will need to prepare the apples in advance because they need to cool, or you can just buy unsweetened apple puree which would work just as well and save you some time.
Serves 4 (adjust quantities to suit your family or make a big batch to last you a few days - it keeps well in the fridge)
200g oats (use gf if needed)
200g natural yoghurt
400 ml milk
2 apples, chopped, cooked and purees. (if that sounds like a pain, grated raw apple with also work)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
HOW TO MAKE APPLE AND BLACKBERRY OVERNIGHT OATS
Mix all the ingredients together
Cover and place in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours
In the morning divide into portions and serve with some more fresh blackberries if desired and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup if you want to add a little sweetness.
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For some more easy breakfast ideas you can prepare in advance, take a look at some other breakfast posts here:
All of these ingredients can also sub the fruit options with Autumn flavors. A little trick with pancakes - make them the night before and re-heat in the morning which makes them an easy breakfast with very little clearing up.
Thank you for reading, enjoy your breakfasts, and the extra time!
Caroline & The Clean Little Tummies xxxx