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Overnight oats make the most brilliant breakfast and I also like them as a dessert or light lunch.  They are also ideal for a light take-to-work packed lunch.

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The apples in these oats are lightly stewed.  Sweetener is optional depending on how sweet you like .  A bigger quantity of the apples can be prepared and kept in the fridge for a week and added to the oats when required.

OVERNIGHT OATS APPLE WALNUT

Today's quick Breakfast:  Cinnamon Apple, Walnut and Blackberry Overnight Oats is diabetic friendly, vegan, wheat free and gluten free

For 2 portions of overnight oats will need:

1 cup oats
1 cup almond milk or water [or half and half]
a few drops of vanilla
1 teaspoon agave or maple syrup or stevia [optional]
a pinch of salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the lightly stewed apples:
1 large apple [peeled, chopped and diced]
a cinnamon stick
juice of 1/4 lemon

1 teaspoon agave or maple syrup or stevia [optional]

Top with:
150g blackberries
70g walnuts
some mint leaves

Overnight oats with cinnamon apples, blackberries, walnuts and mint

Overnight oats with cinnamon apples, blackberries, walnuts and mint

My star ingredient - Walnuts - rich in antioxidants,  contain more Omega 3 fats than any other common nuts

3 walnuts = 75 calories
Rich source of Vitamin E
High in Magnesium

To make the overnight oats, place them in a bowl.  Add the almond milk or water [or combination of the 2], vanilla, cinnamon and  a pinch of salt.  Stir, cover and place the the fridge overnight.

Stew the apples by placing the diced fruit, cinnamon, lemon juice and enough water to immerse them in a saucepan.  Bring it to boil and allow to cook on medium to high heat for 7 minutes until they water reduces.  Do not overcook.  I left mine with a bit of a bite.

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To serve: Spoon the oat mixture into glasses or bowls of your choice.  top with the lightly stewed apples, blackberries and walnuts.  Garnish with some fresh mint.

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Mornflake Oats by Rimus Group
Walnuts, cinnamon, vanilla and salt  by Lamb Brand
Fresh Fruit and mint by Big Fresh

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