Halloween Overnight Oats

I thought i'd better do a overnight oats for Halloween! Halloween to me is all about orange and green due to the pumpkins and goolish foods. So I thought i'd go with a green and orange theme and have a extra touch of a couple of floating eyes!!

The night before soak the oats. 

Oats

1/2 cup oats
2/3 cup non dairy milk 
1 tbsp ground flax seed (or chia seeds if you prefer)

Mix the oats, milk and flax in a bowl. Leave in fridge overnight and they are then ready to be assembled in the morning.

Extra ingredient
Peaches or another orange ingredient such as pumpkin, oranges, tangerines etc
avocado or another green ingredient such as green grapes, gooseberries or mint added to something
lychees peeled and deseeded or used canned
raisins or another dried fruit for the eyes

Add some oats to the bowl, then a layer of peaches or whatever orange fruit you are using, then oats again and then top with mashed avocado or mashed grapes/gooseberries. The take two lychees (or more if you want!) and add raisins in the holes for the eyes and sink them in the avocado topping. Enjoy!!

Makes one portion

I post one or two new overnight oats post every week, sometimes quite traditional and sometimes a pudding style one. Usually on a 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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Mini Turkish Cakes


The other day I decided to make something special and a little different for National Chocolate Week. So inspired by jaffa cakes I made Turkish style mini cakes with a turkish delight filling and chocolate and pistachio nut topping.

I used the recipe for the mini sponges from the book Ms Cupcake: The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town from the recipe for jaffa cakes. I have just done a search and its available on the net here


Make sure to sift the flour!


 I actually used water instead of soya or rice milk. It makes it soya free, saves money and less calories. I think they was better when I made them with soya milk last time. I think I will make the bases again soon, so I can decide if its worth doing this again or not as they were a bit dense, but still tasty!

 I use ordinary cupcake pans, no need to go out and buy whoopie pans!

 Just out of the oven, having there 2 minute rest!
 Cooling!
 Chocolate and margarine melting together. 
 This is the turkish delight i used available for less then a pound from home bargains.
A slice of turkish delight on top of the buns. I will make these smaller next time as they were too thick to bite into!
Top with broken pistachio nuts, I just bashed them in the bag!
Eat and enjoy, yummy! I like to eat the turkish delight off the top first, with the coating of chocolate it just reminds me of the chocolate coated ones I used to eat before becoming vegan. Next time I will add a drop of rose water.
I love the idea of using the mini cakes and topping them with different fillings and chocolate and sprinkles. There is so many possibilities.
UPDATE: These freeze well!

Neapolitan Style Overnight Oats

This week the dessert inspiration is Neapolitan Icecream! So we have a chocolate layer, a vanilla layer and a raspberry layer. Although traditionally in the UK its a strawberry layer, but I wanted to use raspberries. As its now a cold autumn day I also used all the fruit at room temperature, but in the summer it would be good to use frozen fruit to make it more like a soft serve ice cream.

The night before soak the oats. If you prefer you could soak them during the previous day and then do all the preparation the night before, so its ready to serve in the morning. I would still leave the banana to the following morning, but its up to you and you could also add a bit of lemon to stop the banana going brown. I haven't tried this though.

Oats

1/2 cup oats
2/3 cup non dairy milk 
1 tbsp ground flax seed (or chia seeds if you prefer)

Mix the oats, milk and flax in a bowl. Leave in fridge overnight and they are then ready to be assembled in the morning.

Extra ingredients
1/4 - 1/3 of raspberries, frozen or fresh.
2 tsp vanilla essence (or use vanilla seeds)
1/4 - 1/2 tbsp cocoa
1 large banana

Once the oats have soaked overnight or for a few hours, divide into three. Each third will equal 1/4 cup.

Add 1 tsp vanilla essence and just over a third of the banana to one portion mashing in the banana with a fork. If using frozen banana for a summer treat, you will have to use a food processor to break the banana down.

Add the cocoa (best to sieve using a small sift such as a tea strainer) to another portion with 1 tsp vanilla essence. Add 1/4 tbsp cocoa and then mash in just over a third of a banana, then taste and add more cocoa if you prefer.

Add the raspberries to the remaining portion of the oats. If using frozen raspberries you may want to leave to defrost first and then mash in with the leftover banana reserving a couple of slices for the top.

Layer up in a dish and decorate with a couple of slices of banana and enjoy!

Makes one portion

I post one or two new overnight oats post every week, sometimes quite traditional and sometimes a pudding style one. Usually on a 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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Baklava Style Overnight Oats

Well apparently its National Porridge Day! So what better way to celebrate than with another dessert inspired overnight oats.

The day before
The morning before soak the dates to make date syrup. You need at least 24 hours if not longer. I like to leave mine two days, but if you don't have time, you can soak in hot water for 20 mins and blitz in the blender.
Either the day before or as your making it.
Blitz the pichachio nuts to break them down into chopped nuts, if you don't have a blender or want to avoid washing it up, put in a food bag or tea towel and bash with a rolling pin.
The night before soak the oats.

Syrup
8 dates
5 tbsp water (or 7 if not using rose water)
2 tbsp rose water (optional)

To make the date syrup chop the dates in four and put the dates, water and rose water in a container and leave for at least 24 hours, longer if the dates are very hard. During the day before just keep stirring the dates to help them break down.

Oats

1/2 cup oats
2/3 cup non dairy milk 
1 tbsp ground flax seed (or chia is you prefer)

Mix the oats, milk and flax in a bowl. Leave in fridge overnight and they are then ready to be assembled in the morning.

Extra ingredient
3-4 tbsp pistachio nuts, chopped

Add some oats to the bottom of your serving dish. The add some syrup followed by chopped nuts. Then oats again, syrup again and pistachio nuts again. Serve and enjoy!

Makes one portion

I post one or two new overnight oats post every week, sometimes quite traditional and sometimes a pudding style one. Usually on a 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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Vegan halloween recipe link and free UK kindle book

Follow this link to 10 great vegan halloween recipes and treats!

http://www.theveganwoman.com/top-10-vegan-halloween-recipes-and-treats/

This free UK kindle book is also a great collection of instructables for halloween food. It features some vegan food and lots of easily veganised food.



Banana Split Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats Recipe No 16

Another pudding inspired overnight oats. This week its inspired by banana split ice cream dessert.

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

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

Mix the oats, milk and flax in a bowl and leave overnight or for at least 2 hours


cocoa

date syrup

If you don't have any date syrup, soak about 10 dates in water to just cover the night before or soak in hot water for about 30 mins. In the morning whizz it up in your blender to make the syrup. This will make more than you need, but any less and your blender probably wouldn't be able to make it. Add about 2 tsps cocoa powder and whizz again to mix. If you do have date syrup, add a little cocoa to the amount you think you will need to make chocolate sauce.

Other ingredients
1 banana
4 or 5 raspberries or strawberries, mashed
Chopped nuts, I used walnuts, but any nuts is fine.

Peel the banana and split down the centre. Scoop out the oats with a 1/4 cup measure and pile on the oats on top of the banana in two mounds. Pour the chocolate date sauce over and the mashed fruit and sprinkle with nuts to decorate. Enjoy

There isn't exact measurements for the date syrup or nuts as its up to you how much you use.

Makes one portion

I post one or two new overnight oats post every week, sometimes quite traditional and sometimes a pudding style one. Usually on a 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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