Fuelled-up Breakfast Oats

If you're anything like me, you'll appreciate a good, filling and delicious breakfast that you can make in a flash - but also one that lets you enjoy the morning-time. I am a morning person, believe it or not..but unfortunately I do have trouble getting enough sleep thanks to my wonderful procrastination skills at night. So when I only have half an hour to get ready in the morning (I'm a night-shower type of girl, okay?), my breakfasts usually last between 1-10 mins(including preparation). Coming from a childhood of eating cereal literally every day of my life (and I can count the amount of times I missed breakfast on one hand, I just always loved it that much!), I never really got the concept of COOKING breakfast. Cooking was for dinner, okay, and possibly lunch, but never, ever breakfast. Anyway, my point is that although now I eat more varied breakfasts, mostly I do resort (happily) to (mostly cold) porridge, which is perfect for five minutes on a college day.

I absolutely love porridge..and not just for breakfast. It makes a perfect hand and heart warming snack when you come home from work/school/college/being out for the day. It is filling, you can add pretty much anything you like to it, and it is just simple bliss. I can eat it cooked or uncooked, although I prefer mine not too gloopy, and therefore tend to cook it al dente!(Don't give out for inappropriate use of words here, you're going to have to get used to it if you keep reading my blog, along with a couple of made-up words which should absolutely exist.) 

Anyway, here is my perfect quick but fuel-filled breakfast for any day that you know is going to  require that bit more energy...we all have them.

Moreover, feel free to adapt this and any of  my recipes to your preferences, by swapping one nut/fruit/milk etc. for another. 

One more thing: I am by no means an accurate human being. On a scale of 1-10, I would probably be all too comfortably close to the zero..just to let you know. So while I will always make sure to include exact measurements when needed, if, like in the recipe below they aren't (really, you can just eye-ball it, it's a useful skill to have) I probably won't. However, if you are having ANY trouble at all with the recipes, give me a shout and I'll only be too happy to help!

You're probably mind-shouting at me to get to the bloody breakfast already, I've wasted minutes of your morning-time! But this is a long-term investment, okay, so you can't be too mad. It'll save you time and energy in the long-run.

Enjoy your activity filled  day!


Serving: 1

Prep Time: 3 minutes    Cooking Time: 1.5mins

Notes: Vegan

Ingredients...

  • Oats - to fill a bowl
  • Oat milk/any type of milk
  • Strawberries - a handful
  • Hazelnuts - a small handful
  • Walnuts - a handful 
  • Honey or Maple/Agave syrup - a sprinkling

Method
  1. Pour oats into your bowl.
  2. Cut up strawberries into halves, quarters, whichever you prefer.
  3. Add the strawberries to the oats.
  4. Throw in your hazelnuts and walnuts.
  5. Pour in your milk of choice.
  6. Drizzle a little honey/maple/agave syrup on top.
  7. Heat up in the microwave (alternatively, you can make the porridge in a saucepan and add the rest of the ingredients in afterwards, or even while cooking! Although I would be careful about the strawberries..I don't know how well they'd cook. Maybe that's an idea for a future recipe!)