Chef Sabyasachi Gorai Shares 3 Easy Ways To Make Your Everyday Oats Taste More Delicious

These super-tasty oat bowls (plus pudding too!) not only taste great but are also perfect for your Instagram feed.

If you thought your milky, gooey oats are only great as a breakfast staple, here's something that might change your mind. These super-healthy, gluten-free grains are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants making them a perfect meal any time of the day.

So, we spoke to celebrity chef Sabyasachi Gorai for some, quick recipes to try out overnight oats with California walnuts for an indulgent yet nutritious start to your day.

Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats

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Ingredients:

Oats

2 cups of milk

1-1/2 cup regular cooking oats

1 medium-sized ripe banana, cut into chunks

1/2 cup California walnuts, roughly chopped

3 tablespoons dark semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Assembly

1 medium-sized ripe banana, sliced

2 tablespoons dark semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup California walnuts, roughly chopped

Preparation:

1. Add milk, oats, banana, walnuts, chocolate chips and vanilla extract equally to four mason jars. Cover and shake jars to combine ingredients. Refrigerate overnight.2. When ready to serve, top with banana slices, chocolate chips and California walnuts.

Overnight Oats with Buckwheat and Walnuts

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Ingredients

100g buckwheat

100g oatmeal

100g California walnuts, roughly chopped

5 tablespoons of orange juice

200g Greek yoghurt, pure

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

4 teaspoons of honey

Mixed berries and chopped California walnuts for the topping

Preparation:

1. Add each, the buckwheat, oatmeal and California walnuts in one bowl and cover the ingredients with water. Put the covered bowls overnight in the fridge.

2. Seven all ingredients and add them all together in one bowl.

3. Blend the seeds-walnut-mixture with orange juice, honey and cinnamon. (Tip: If you like it really finely, you can put the mixture in a blender)

4. Blend the seeds-walnut-mixture with yoghurt and fill the overnight oats in pretty glasses or breakfast bowls. Garnish the oats with fresh berries and chopped California walnuts if you like.

Walnut Chia Overnight Oats

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Ingredients

2 ½ cups milk

1/2 cup chopped California walnuts

1/3 cup chia seeds

1/3 cup rolled oats

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Assorted fresh berries (optional toppings)

Preparation

1. Stir together all ingredients except toppings in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

2. Spoon into small bowls and top with additional walnuts and berries.

Bonus! If you are looking to turn your oats into a delectable dessert, food blogger Deeba Rajpal shares a sinfully sweet something just for that.

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin California Walnut Oat Pudding

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Ingredients

250ml low-fat cream {20%}

75g pumpkin puree

1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

30g cocoa powder

40g quick-cooking oats

150g dark chocolate, chopped

75g brown sugar

50g honey

75g roasted California walnuts chopped

Topping

Roasted California walnut halves

Organic rose petals

Preparation

1. Place all ingredients, except California walnuts, in a heavy bottom pan and simmer over low heat, stirring constantly until it begins to thicken.

2. Once it becomes as thick as custard, take off heat, allow it to cool.

3. Stir in the chopped California walnuts.

4. Allow to cool, then ladle into serving glasses, bowls and chill for 2-3 hours, or overnight.

5. Top with roasted California walnuts halves, fresh seasonal fruit like figs, persimmons, candied pumpkin.

6. Sprinkle over a few organic rose petals or pomegranate pearls for a pop of colour.

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