Overnight oats are everywhere, blogs, Pintrest, Instagram.  And what a great idea they are, chuck everything together in a container before you go to bed and voila!  In the morning you’ve got your breakfast all soaked and melded and ready to go.  However if oats aren’t your thing where does that leave you?  Well I’ve recently started doing overnight buckwheat groats and it works for me 🙂



½ cup raw buckwheat groats, ¼ cup whole, ¼ cup whizzed up in the food processor (I do this in bulk batches once a week)

1 Tbs raw mixed seeds (I use pumpkin, sunflower and chia)

2 roughly chopped raw Brazil nuts (great source of selenium)

1 Tbs yoghurt

2 Tbs water

1 Tbs flax seed oil (optional, but a good way to incorporate into your diet)

½ apple, grated or if you’re lazy like me, chopped

½ banana, chopped (optional, I don’t usually use this, but little bear ate half a banana this morning and didn’t want the rest and I abhor waste so I used it)



Mix everything together.  You want quite a loose consistency as the seeds and buckwheat will absorb the water as it sits, so add more water or yoghurt if you feel you need it. Refrigerate overnight and in the morning, enjoy!

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