Overnight oats, sometimes known as Bircher porridge, are a love letter to your tomorrow self. They take a moment to prepare, but in that moment, you’re investing in your own health and wellbeing for the day that will follow. You’re taking care of yourself, setting yourself up for a good day. I cobble together Bircher with whatever fruit is on the turn in the fridge of an evening, and the next morning I’m always super grateful that it’s ended up in there and not in the bin. A perfectly portable snack for commuting to work, or eating al desko, or just enjoying in a quiet moment, or grabbing spoonfuls of it between school runs, or however you have it. It’s a healthy start to the day, with oats, protein, slow-release carbohydrates and plenty of fruit to get you going.
Measure your oats into a large mixing bowl, add the cinnamon, and grate in the apples. Mix well, and quickly, to protect the apples from browning.
Pour over the honey nut milk, and stir until well combined.
Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and rest in the fridge for 8 hours, or overnight.
Serve with honey, to taste, and a splash more milk or a dollop of natural yoghurt.
Will keep for 2 days in the fridge in an airtight container. Stir well before serving, and loosen with additional milk as required. Not recommended for freezing.
© Jack Monroe, 2020