Manchester Tart (custard tart) Style Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats Recipe No 13

Manchester tart is a traditional English baked tart consisting of a shortcrust pastry shell, spread with raspberry jam, covered with a custard filling and topped with flakes of coconutand a Maraschino cherry. One variation of the original recipe includes slices of bananaunderneath the custard with the jam. (taken from wiki)

The above description is taken from wikipedia. So I wanted another dessert style breakfast overnight oats and this was my inspiration. The pastry is represented with a crunchy pecan and date mix, next follows the oats with banana slices and then a custard style layer. I have never actually had a Manchester tart, so I do apologise in advance if you don't think I've represented the theme in this breakfast very well!

The night before soak the oats and cashews, everything else can be added the following morning.

Bottom layer

1/4 cup dates
1/4 cup pecans

Whizz up in a food processor to a biscuit crumb consistency and layer at the bottom. This is very sweet, so if you wish you could just use pecans. Place at bottom of dish

Then add a layer of raspberries or raspberry fruit spread

Oats layer

1/2 cup oats
2/3 cup non dairy milk 
1 tbsp ground flax seed

Mix the oats, milk and flax in a bowl.

Custard top layer

1/2 cup cashews soaked overnight, and then drained
2 tsp vanilla essence or use the seeds from a vanilla pod
1 tbsp vanilla rice dream milk or almond milk (probably don't need this at all)
1 banana

1 small banana sliced

Blend first four ingredients until you get a custard like consistency. Top the nut layer adding in slices of banana

Top with unsweetened desiccated (shredded) coconut and top with a cherry. I missed this layer, because I wasn't following my notes. Next time I will add this in.

Makes one large portion. If you want a smaller portion, reduce the nut layer and use 2/3 of a banana in the custard and use the other 1/3 banana for the slices instead of using two bananas.

I plan to do one (occasionally two) new overnight oats post every week, sometimes quite traditional and sometimes a pudding style one. Probably on Thursday or Friday mornings, so please follow my blog if you want to get new overnight oats breakfast ideas. My other overnight oats recipes.

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