For the Blogging Marathon #84 under the “New Year Challenge” theme, I had chosen to share three overnight breakfast ideas and after the Chocolate Chia pudding, here is the second one. I have a lot of overnight oats recipes on the blog already on the blog, so it feels like I am adding one more, but of late, this has been my favorite way of having overnight oats.
I have no other than Fami to “blame” for bringing in me this love for laban. Laban is thick buttermilk that is available across the shelves here in the Gulf countries. It is used a lot in Arab cooking, and is awesome to have on its own. I won’t say I love laban but I have it on and off. With she sharing her smoothies made in laban on her IG handle, I decided to get a bottle to try on myself and boy, I loved the smoothies and this overnight oats as well!
The recipe is really straightforward – to soak the oats in just laban instead of a mix of milk and yogurt. In the morning, you can top it off with your favorite sweetner, fruits and/or dry fruits. In this bowl, you can see I had drizzled a little honey, and added some raisins and pistachios. But the combination of honey and raisins were too much sweet for me to handle. 😀 So the next time, I used half the honey and even lesser raisins than seen in the picture. Hehe…
Just like any overnight oats, you can add in your favorite fruits to deck up your bowl. You may add in flax or chia in a couple of tablespoonfuls at the time of soaking your oats. One positive thing with overnight oats is that you can adapt the bowl the way you want, and make sure you have a hearty breakfast every day! Off to the recipe…
- 1 cup laban (thick buttermilk)
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- 1 tbsp honey
- Pistachio kernels and raisins to top
- Whisk the laban and oats in a glass bottle. Keep closed in the refrigerator overnight.
- Next day morning, top with honey, pistachio and raisins and enjoy!
The sweetener and the accompaniments are totally your choice.
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