JAMUN OVERNIGHT OATS AND JAMUN BENEFITS

Jamun Overnight Oats! The lovely summer fruit jamun is back and I couldn’t be happier. I love the gorgeous purple hue it renders when incorporated into recipes. I have a Jamun Jam recipe that kickstarted my love for jamuns.

Jamun Benefits

Jamuns have a lot of health benefits. The fruit is a coolant, it boosts your immunity, its vitamin A and C contents are good for the health of your eyes and skin. Consuming a few jamuns everyday can bring blood sugar levels under control. In ancient times they were used in Unani and Ayurvedic systems in order to treat digestive disorders. It’s also rich in antioxidants, making it a food that prevents cancer.

Wow! That’s a lot to source from one small, juicy, purple fruit. But guess what? Knowing how to incorporate it into your diet in a healthy manner can vastly influence how much advantage you take of its health benefits. Let one such example be this overnight oats recipe that you can have as a breakfast. Other options would – snack on them. Add them to smoothies, smoothie bowls, fruit salads, etc!

5 from 1 vote
Jamun Overnight Oats
Prep Time
3 mins
 

You can garnish it with chopped jamuns, basil and/or chia seeds, sliced banana, and even nuts of your choice. 

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1
Author: Pratty
Ingredients
  • ½ cup instant oats I used Quaker Oats
  • 3-4 or more jamuns (black plum), de-seeded use slightly overripe if possible
  • 2/3 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt dahi
  • 1 teaspoon of chia or basil seeds - or half of both
  • Sweetener of your choice – honey or 2 tablets of sugarfree I used and prefer sugarfree
  • Optional A pinch of ground cinnamon or grated nutmeg
  • Optional For garnishing – 2-3 sliced jamuns, sliced banana, nuts, more seeds
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, crush the de-seeded jamuns using a fork.

  2. Add the yogurt, oats, basil/chia seeds, milk, and the sweetener.

  3. Mix all the ingredients till they are well combined.
  4. Transfer to an air tight container or a jar and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Stir everything once again right before serving.
  6. Garnish with sliced jamuns, more seeds, some sliced banana - or just have it the way it is. Enjoy!

Curiosity

Under my Strawberry Overnight Oats post somebody asked these two questions: 1. As we are adding curd and milk, over time the milk will also ferment to curd right? Then why not only add curd?
2. What is the requirement for an airtight container?

 

The answer to which, are:

1 – First, of all – consistency and nutrition. And no, it won’t ferment into yogurt overnight – fermentation takes place under specific conditions only; and in the case of milk turning into yogurt – it requires elevated temperatures to activate the bacteria responsible for the fermentation.
2 – Airtight container would prevent any of the fridge ‘odours’ to permeate the flavours and prevent spillage or contamination of any sorts. You can also simply cover the dish with a lid or a larger sized plate. As long as it stays covered.

 

If you try this or any of my recipes – do let me know! You can send me a picture on Instagram or Facebook. You can also tag me “@prattyandfood” or “#prattyandfood”. Feedback is most welcome!

Thank you for stopping by!

(Visited 92 times, 1 visits today)
About

2 Comments

  • Atul Sharma May 29, 2018 at 10:57 am Reply

    I think this is the oats recipe my diet was in search of for so long. I hated every bit of oats I had to eat. Now, no moreeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    • Pratty May 29, 2018 at 3:40 pm Reply

      Hahahah! Thank you! Try it and let me know it was. I’m sure you’re gonna love ittt

Leave a Comment