Region: New Nordic Diet in Europe (Belarus)
Main components: rolled oats, nuts, seeds
Estimated cooking time: 30 minutes
Portions: 14 – 18 (700 g)
We all heard about ‘lazy mum oatmeal’ or ‘overnight oatmeal’. Mix milk/yogurt with rolled oats, leave in a fridge for 5-7 hours (or night) and in the morning – add some nuts/honey/fruit/etc. I do like lazy oatmeal, but I am too lazy to make it in the evening: need to ask all family members, if they would like oatmeal for breakfast, calculate the number of portions, amount of milk, yogurt, mix all…
What is the solution? 2 steps can make our life easier: 1) prepare a lot of base mix from rolled oats + nuts + seeds + dried fruits; 2) chop the mix with food processor – and no need for fridge: lazy oatmeal is ready in 5 minutes 🙂
The idea is taken from Jamie Oliver’s book ‘Everyday Super Food’.
Ingredients for base mix:
- Rolled oats – 500 g
- Mix of nuts – 100 g
- Mix of seeds – 100 g
- Dried fruits – 120 g
- Cacao – 1.5 tablespoons (optional)
- Ground coffee – 1 teaspoon (optional)
How to cook:
- Our ingredients: rolled oats, nuts, seeds and dried apricots.
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
- Mix rolled oats, nuts and seeds. Nuts and seeds can be selected based on the region where you live – the use of local ingredients is one of New Nordic Diet principles.
- Put the mix into the oven and cook for 20 – 25 minutes, mixing them every 10 minutes.
- Remove the mix from the oven and leave it to cool down.
- Add cacao, coffee and dried fruits. I have already tried two variants: a) with dried apricots; b) with raisins and lemon peel.
- Grind the mix with food processor.
- Base mix is ready. Add yogurt/milk to it, some berries – and your breakfast is ready 🙂