Overnight Cardamom & Coconut Oats with Chia Jam

The perfect on-the-go breakfast from Meridian Foods @ www.meridianfoods.co.uk

Serves: 1 (with plenty of jam left over)
Takes: 35 minutes plus chilling

What you need:

For the jam:

500g red fruits, fresh or frozen
4-5 tbsp Meridian maple syrup, to taste
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp lemon juice

For the Oats:

5 tbsp rolled oats
Seeds of 1 cardamom pod crushed in a pestle
1tbsp Meridian coconut and almond butter or
Meridian coconut and peanut butter
2tsp Meridian maple syrup
150ml almond milk
Fruit to serve

What you do:

To make chia jam, combine the fruit with Meridian maple syrup and gently simmer for 10 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and the chia seeds and lemon juice, stir well and continue to cook for 10 minutes until thickened. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 of hours.
To make the overnight oats, mix together the oats and cardamom. Beat the Meridian Coconut and Peanut Butter (or Meridian Coconut and Almond Butter) and Meridian maple syrup into the almond milk and tip over the oats. Stir well, cover and leave to soak overnight (or at least for 2 hrs).

In the morning layer the oats and some of the jam into a jar or swirl in a bowl and top with fresh fruit.

Gone Vegan this January - This recipe is suitable for a vegan diet!