Your daily recipes by Dounia – @cookingwithdouns

Let’s just say that saying that I’m a big fan of overnight oats it’s an understatement. I eat this several times a week and I am NEVER bored of this. I also like to keep in mind that food is a fuel, and this breakfast is a great way to start your morning. It keeps you full for hours, it sounds and taste like desserts AND it is high in protein.

For this first oatmeal recipe, I decided to show you something without protein powder. I know that you see that everywhere on Instagram and Tiktok, I use it a lot too BUT to eat a healthy and balanced meal, you do not need to make this complicated.

Fun fact: Scotland has the perfect climate to grow oats, so it naturally became a national dish. As the Oxford Companions puts it “there seems to be an affinity between oats and people of Celtic origin”. Greeks and Romans on the other hand, were not as seduced and mainly used it to feed their animals, do you know how many time I heard “Dounia, are you still eating your horse’s food?” You bet I am!

Scientific fact: oats contain soluble fiber. When it dissolves in water, it turns into a quite thick, almost gel-like texture i.e., you stay full longer AND it slows down the glucose absorption in your body: less glucose spike! It also reduces your blood-serum cholesterol. Not too bad for horse’s food, right?

Anyway, enough of me talking, here is the recipe…



  • 40g oats 
  • 150ml milk
  • 0.5 TSP cinnamon  


  • 1 TBSP raw cacao 
  • 1 TBSP Skyr yogurt
  • ~2 TBSP water 


  1. Mix the porridge ingredients and cook over low heat for about 5min while keep stirring or until a creamy texture.
  2. Cool down in the fridge for an hour.
  3. Mix all the ganache ingredients then cover the cold porridge with it.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1h (ideally overnight). Get it out a few minutes beforehand and add the toppings of your choice.


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