Overnight Oats
Monday, January 08, 2018
By Alexandra Marie
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These overnight oats are very simple to make and are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or snack. Prepare them the night before and just grab and eat in the morning. Oats are a filling and nutritious breakfast, and the ingredients in this recipe are clean and minimal. I use Kristin Cavallari's recipe from her book Balancing in Heels. To make one serving of overnight oats you will need:

 

  • 1/2 cup thick rolled oats (Kristin's recipe calls for thick rolled oats, but I use Trader Joe's regular rolled oats since I always have them on hand)
  • 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk (I use our homemade cashew milk or almond milk. I will link my nut milk recipes below. Any store-bought nut milk will also work)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • toppings of your choice

 

To make overnight oats, first dump the 1/2 cup of oats into a bowl or jar. I prefer to use a medium sized mason jar for this recipe. 

 

 

Next, add the nut milk, chia seeds, and pure maple syrup into the jar containing the oats. Mix all ingredients well. 

 

 

Cover the jar or bowl (I use foil or plastic wrap), and place in the fridge overnight. The next morning, I gave the oats a good stir. 

 

 

The oats can be eaten cold or warmed up. I have eaten them both ways, and prefer them to be a little warm. So, I pop my jar into the microwave for about a minute and give it another stir.  Then, add the toppings of your choice and enjoy! I like to add some chopped organic honeycrisp apple and Enjoy Life's dairy free mini chocolate chips. Get creative! You can add cinnamon, nut butters, more maple syrup, different fruits, nuts, or whatever sounds good to you! 

 

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