I apologise for not blogging for a week. I have been writing but not for here. I promise I will tell you what I have been doing when I can but for now my mouth is firmly zipped. Though the time away has given me time to work on this recipe.
Last week I had started to make my usual breakfast of Overnight Oats when I realised I couldn’t find the cinnamon. I looked through the cupboard where I keep my herbs and spices and came up with zilch. I was tired and I was going to bed in five minutes, but I knew I needed a nutritious breakfast and the oats were already in the bowl. The packet of Cacao powder from Aldi caught my eye and then the desiccated coconut did…..childhood memories of Bounty Bars invaded my brain and I went into experimental mode. Over the next few days I experimented a bit more with the amounts and this yummy chocolate but healthy breakfast was born!
Bounty-Inspired Overnight Oats (Serves One)
Half a cup of rolled oats
1 quarter of a cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
1 sixth of a cup ground almonds
1 teaspoon cacao powder
Three quarter cup milk (I use semi-skimmed as I eat dairy but you could use a nut milk if you prefer) 1
1 teaspoon runny honey
The night before you want to eat this put the oats, coconut, almonds and cacao into your cereal bowl or a Kilner jar. Stir all the dry ingredients together. Add the milk and the honey and stir well. Cover the bowl with aluminium foil or seal the lid on the jar. Leave it in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning the oats will be soft and breakfast will be ready for you to eat as soon as you awaken. If you make it in a jar you can take it with you to eat on the run.
Image by Sebastien Gabriel via Unsplash.
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