Spiced Kumara Soaked Oats


With some leftover kumara purée, I knew I had to make this. It just called. The result of such a weird but intense craving? A sweet, spicy, chewy jar of breakfast oats. Delicious.


Chia seeds and flaxseeds add gelling properties to these soaked oats, as well as protein, fibre, omega 3 fatty acids, and minerals. Oats provide healthy carbohydrates to keep you full throughout the morning, and cinnamon is blood-sugar-regulating and metabolism-boosting. Yoghurt, if using, adds protein, calcium, and beneficial probiotics; psyllium adds fibre. Orange kumara provides more healthy carbs, as well as antioxidants, Vitamins Bs and C, and minerals.


I love the way mason jars make everything infinitely easier! I’ve only recently started using them, but now I realise how I’ve been poorly deprived. Seriously – they make your food look cute and transportation an absolute breeze. Plus, the screw-top lids keep the food airtight, thus helping storage and keeping you nicely organised. Oh, and how I love organisation!


To make the kumara purée, if you don’t already have some on hand, simply cook 1/3 of a large orange kumara that has been peeled and cubed. I find a microwave good for this, but steaming and boiling are also fine. Blend or mash this with a splash of milk of choice, until smooth, then proceed with the recipe 🙂


This recipe can be gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free.

Preparation time: 15 minutes (plus refrigeration time): includes time to make kumara purée

Serves 1


– approximately 1/2 cup kumara purée (see above)

– 1/2 cup rolled oats of choice (use gluten-free if required)

– 1 Tablespoon chia seeds

– 1 Tablespoon flaxseeds

– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

– good pinch each ground ginger and nutmeg

– 1 teaspoon psyllium husks

– 1 cup milk of choice

– 2 Tablespoons unsweetened yoghurt, or more milk of choice

– garnishes of choice: yoghurt, cinnamon, nuts, etc.


1. Combine all ingredients in a jar or bowl and stir well. Refrigerate overnight, covered, and garnish as desired the next morning. Enjoy! 🙂


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