After having tried overnight oats for the first time this week, from a little kiosk called Kafe23 in Chiswick Park, I was inspired to make a homemade batch. Coming in at £3.60 a serving I can definitely say it was a treat and the main reason behind me becoming a domestic goddess (I use the term loosely) for one night only.
There are so many different recipes out there these days and I’m not really one for measuring things. I am more of a free spirit in the kitchen which is also why I am a terrible baker, so I’ve listed the ingredients below but not listed the exact measures because they weren’t really exact.
On a side note I should be a bit fair on myself and mention that on the odd day I have been known to knock together a spectacular cake but it’s usually a one hit wonder and I couldn’t replicate it even if I tried (and believe me I have tried). So here’s what I put in to my homemade batch along with a few photos of the final result:
- organic oats
- unsweetened milk
- chia seeds
- greek yoghurt
- chocolate chips (I like to live on the wild side)
- old jam jar
I’m sure the recipe will evolve (especially after I’ve actually tasted it) but for now this wonderful looking thing has gone straight in to the fridge ready for me to devour in the morning.
I spent £12 on the ingredients (if anyone is interested) which should make at least one weeks worth of breakfasts vs the £18 I would pay if I continued to buy overnight oats everyday from the kiosk. I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy the lovely product on offer from Kafe23 but I have managed to save myself around £6 this week on breakfasts alone. (I imagine if I’d shopped around I could have made an even bigger saving).
Besides from becoming an overnight domestic goddess I have clearly bought shares in becoming your frugal friend offering you savvy secrets on where you can save money. Fear not, this won’t last as I’ll be throwing my breakfast savings at shots of tequila soon.