Overnight oats in coconut milk topped with mango brulee` and cherry compote is a delicious make ahead breakfast bowl filled with the goodness of health. Bonus: Sharing two more delicious recipes in this one post! A fabulous mango brulee` and cherry compote that are used as toppings here along with Saffola dry fruit enriched muesli. Taking barely any time, this breakfast staple of oats will make you healthy and keep you full for a long time.
Its a new day! Its a new morning and I bring you another new dish. Delicious all the way. I will make this a quick one today, mostly coz I don’t have anything too important to say today and I would rather keep this short and sweet than ramble on about some trivial things. Talking about trivial, do you know what is absolutely not? Your and your family’s health!
I know you agree with me. As moms and wives, or even daughters and friends its our duty to make the people we love choose a healthier lifestyle. I know I don’t always go on and on about health and its benefits but that’s mostly cause I dont want to hit you on the head with it. Besides, I have full faith in you guys. I know you must be interspersing your foodie indulgent meals with more health lighter ones.
Like this Bowl of overnight oats. I am fairly new to oats. Mostly coz I prefer savory dosa or lentil crepe and any form of bread or smoothie bowls for breakfast. Remember this strawberry yogurt bowl? Its on the blog of course and one of my favorite ways to have breakfast. I also, posted a kiwi smoothie bowl and a mango smoothie bowl on my Instagram account. Have you followed me there yet? Please do!! I love it so much coz Instagram is just so happy and happening! Or try this wonderful mango gazpacho for a wonderful healthy alternative.
But lately, after a visit to the doctor I realized it simply wont do anymore to be this lackadaisical about health anymore. So i finally called in for that pack of good old Quaker Oats. So I decided to make my first bowl of overnight oats. And there has been no looking back since that day.
I knew since I had to make sure of P’s health I wanted him to eat this too..and so i went the sweet route, just to ease things in. Since then we have loved oats. Mostly cooked into porridge and cooled. I love mine soaked overnight and blended coz its so much better in this grueling heat. Given that we are surrounded everywhere with the King of fruits Mango and cherries, I decided to give the regular bowl of oats a fruity makeover. But instead of just topping it with fresh berries, I went ahead and brulee`d the mangoes and made a quick cherry compote the night before. What resulted in was absolute deliciousness, this bowl of overnight oats is topped with all things incredible making it perfect to start your day with.
Imagine a bowl of cool creamy oats that are subtly flavored from the coconut milk its soaked in. To that, we add some sweet cinnamon tasting bruleed mango slices, a few dashes of our cold cherry compote and to top it all, fried ginger julienne. I make things even better by further adding a handful of dry fruit muesli which adds a wonderful texture and crunch to the creaminess of the oats. Garnish with a few chopped cherries, pomegranate arils and fresh mint sprig for the perfect bowl of goodness!
Bonus: Takes 5 mins to make this overnight. In the morning, just switch on the blender and let it do the work while you quickly brulee some mango (takes 4 mins). Aren’t overnight oats the best thing ever!!??
Result ?? Right before your eyes! Even my 4 yr old enjoyed this and that certainly made my day. More of these oat bowls up soon. I am converted to being an oats lover for life.
Until next time, keep it healthy.
- Oats 1 cup
- Coconut milk- 1½ cup
- Sugar 2 tbsp
- Honey 2 tbsp
- Banana 1
- Mango 1
- Cinnamon powder 2 pinch
- Sugar for the brulee 1 tsp
- Ginger julienne ½ inch
- Cherry Compote 2 tsp or as desired (Recipe given below)
- Dry fruit Muesli handful
- Almonds 4-5
- Shaved chocolate - as desired (optional)
- Pomegranate arils- 2 tsp
- Sprig of mint leaf
- Soak the oats in coconut milk, sugar and honey the night before in a bowl. Mix well. Put in the fridge.
- Next morning, blend together the oats with banana, add a little more coconut milk if it's too thick.
- Pour into a serving bowl.
- Cut a mango from either side of the stone so that u get two even pieces.
- Sprinkle a little sugar and cinnamon powder in each
- Broil in the oven at 210C for 4 mins each.
- Remove and set aside. Cut into slices or dices as desired.
- Pit and dice 2 cups of cherry.
- In a saucepan, add the cherries, ½ cup water, 2 tbsp Bourbon(optional), 2 tbsp sugar and juice of two lime.
- Let it boil and cook down till its syrupy and thick about ten minutes or till it coats the back of a spoon.
- Adjust and add more lemon juice or sugar as per taste. Obviously I don't strain this coz I love cherries, but u can choose to strain and store. Do this beforehand so that the syrup is cold when using.
- Fry some ginger julienne in oil till crispy. make sure its not burnt.
- Over the oats, add a handful of your favorite cereal or muesli ( provides crunchy texture which I love with the creaminess of the oats), add slices of brulee mango, the cherry syrup, almonds and a little shaven chocolate. Top with fried ginger julienne, few fresh cherries,pomegranate aril and couple of mint leaf to cut through the richness.
- Serve and enjoy!