Overnight Oats. Matcha. ALL THE TOPPINGS. This has quickly become one of my favorite breakfasts and I can’t wait to share it with you today!
First off- what is matcha? If you haven’t tried this trendy (and delicious!) tea, it’s a Japanese ceremonial grade green tea that is ground rather than strained, meaning you consume all of the tea when drinking. This makes matcha green tea a lot more potent that normal tea- you get a mild caffeine buzz and a much stronger flavor. Matcha does taste grassy, which is why you have to prepare it properly to really enjoy the flavor (here is my favorite matcha drink if you want to try!). And like anything, it takes some getting used to. Matcha can be a bit pricey thanks to the high quality, but luckily Trader Joe’s (bless that place) carries 7 matcha green tea packets for $7. Still not cheap, but it’s a low risk way to try this delicious drink! And once you find a combination you love- you’ll begin craving it.
I began by making this oatmeal bowl a bit like a muesli. Last summer in Sweden, we enjoy muesli all the time- a combination of rolled oats, seeds, dried fruit, and other grains- soaked in milk or yogurt. It’s like their take on “overnight oats”. Eer- our overnight oats are a take on their muesli. Regardless, its an oatmeal bowl with a lot of texture.
To my gluten-free oats, I added sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, golden raisins, flax-seed meal, and matcha tea powder. Plus vanilla and cardamom (or cinnamon if you prefer) for flavor, and almond milk with a touch of maple syrup to soak in. Place it in the refrigerator overnight and in the morning mix it up and add toppings. Voila!
This combination is creamy, delicious, and filling. Chock full of antioxidants and flavor, thanks to the matcha green tea, it’s a healthy breakfast bowl that’s almost as beautiful as it is tasty. If you like this- let me know at @karlcooks!
- ⅓-1/2 cup gluten-free oats
- 2 Tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
- 2 Tbsp raw sunflower seeds
- 2 Tbsp golden raisins
- 2 Tbsp coconut flakes
- ½ tbsp flax seed meal
- 1 tsp matcha tea powder (my absolute favorite brand so far)
- ½ tsp ground cardamom (or sub cinnamon)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- Topping suggestions
- Avocado slices
- Slices Almonds
- Cacao Nibs
- Bee pollen
- Combine all ingredients (except toppings) in a large bowl and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, divide between bowls, add toppings, and enjoy!
If you want to adjust the sweetness, add more or less maple syrup to taste!
Sub any nuts or seeds in with little change in flavor.