These delicious poppy seed overnight oats with raisins are low in sugar and super nutritious. They contain a bit of Greek yogurt for a richer, creamier consistency and only 1 tablespoon of honey. Top with nuts, seeds or fresh fruit and enjoy!
With these quick and easy poppy seed overnight oats you can enjoy a delicious, healthy breakfast no matter how busy you are.
Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for most people. There is the wrapping of presents, festive cooking and endless trips to the shops and eating healthily is likely to be the least of our worries. Who has time to think about preparing a nutritious breakfast?
Overnight oats are nutritious and easy to make
Overnight oats take about 2 minutes to put together, which is not much longer than it takes to prepare a bowl of cereal in the morning. The difference is that a bowl of cereal is likely to contain more sugar and doesn’t really leave much room for creativity the way that overnight oats do. They can be enjoyed with as little or as much sugar as you like and the flavour combinations are practically endless.
This is my first overnight oats recipe on the blog and since Christmas is only a few days away I thought I’d give these oats a festive twist.
Poppy seed overnight oats
Poppy seeds are a very popular ingredient used around Christmas time in Poland (mainly in baking). I adore poppy seed cakes of all types! Poppy seeds pair well with nuts, raisins, honey and typical Christmas spices such as cinnamon and cloves – which is essentially what goes into this recipe.
I also did a little digging and found out that poppy seeds are very nutritious! They contain calcium, phosphorus, iron and zinc so it makes sense to sprinkle them on cereal or salad. And it certainly makes sense to use them in a healthy overnight oats recipe!
What substitutions can I make in this overnight oats recipe
I used raisins but you could swap that for sultanas, which will add a nice citrusy touch to this overnight oats recipe. You could also use dried cranberries, as well as chopped apricots. If you aren’t keen on poppy seeds or can’t get them use chia seeds instead.
As for the dairy, you could use any non-dairy milk and/or swap the yogurt for Skyr or quark or even a bit of ricotta cheese. These are all healthy, delicious substitutes.
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Poppy Seed Overnight Oats with Raisins
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 1/2 cup semi-skimmed milk
- 2 heaped tablespoons Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 heaped tablespoons raisins or sultanas
- 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves optional
- Serve with quick toasted crushed hazelnuts
- Combine all the ingredients, stir thoroughly and place in a jar with a lid. Keep in the fridge overnight. Stir the mixture in the morning, add toasted hazelnuts, seeds and/or more fruit and serve.
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I am bringing this healthy oats breakfast recipe to Fiesta Friday.