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overnight oats


  • Author: vicky and ruth
  • Total Time: 48 minute
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

If you have 5 minutes before going to bed, you can have a delicious, healthy and filling overnight oat breakfast the next morning.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or any plant-based milk of your choice
  • 2 organic apples
  • 2 tbsp honey (vegans sub for maple syrup or agave)
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt (vegans sub for vegan yogurt)
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 4 tbsp toasted slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine oats, chia seeds and almond milk.  Mix well and set aside
  2.  Peel and grate the apples. Add lemon juice and honey and mix well
  3. Add greek yogurt and apples to the oat mixture. Mix well, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Alternatevely you can divide the mixture into 4 glass containers with a lid or even better divide into indidual containers in the morning when the oats are set.
  4. Before serving, top with 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds and 1 tbsp almonds per cup of overnight oats.

Notes

  1. For a breakfast on the go prepare the oatmeal in individual glass jars.
    Not pomegranate season? Add strawberries, blueberries, peaches, or any seasonal fruit.
  2. To reduce the amount of sugar use unsweetened almond milk and plain yogurt.
  3. Topping for overnight oats:

  4. Seeds: Hemp, chia, pepitas, sunflower, and even sesame seeds would be great. Chia seeds add fiber, and protein, they are filling and give the overnight oats a thicker consistency.  

    Nuts: Pecans, walnuts, cashews, toasted hazelnuts, pistachios, slivered almonds...nuts add a satisfying crunch and nutritious protein at the same time. Sprinkle any nuts of your choice right before eating. Feeling indulgent try adding our candied pecans. You could also use any nut butter such as almond, peanut butter, or Nutella! Peanut butter overnight oats are a kid favorite.

    Fresh Fruit: The sky’s the limit! Berries, bananas, apples, peaches, pears...any fruit you enjoy would be great on top of overnight oats. You have the option to use fresh or frozen fruit. We recommend adding the frozen fruit to the oats overnight and adding the fresh fruit as you are making the oats or right before eating them the next morning..

    Dried Fruit: Craisins, raisins, apricots, dates, mango, or shredded coconut would all taste amazing.

    Sweeteners: We recommend a liquid sweetener such as honey, agave, or maple syrup to make it easier to mix in.  Coconut sugar also works well. For a sugar-free option may try stevia, mashed banana, or some dried fruit. You can even use a spoonful of sugar to sweeten your overnight oats. Jams and jellies are another delicious way to sweeten and add flavor!

    Spices: Cinnamon is a go-to, but you can also add spice and warmth with cardamom, turmeric, or ginger!

  • Prep Time: 7 mins
  • Cook Time: overnight
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: raw
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 309
  • Sugar: 25.9
  • Sodium: 65
  • Fat: 8
  • Saturated Fat: .9
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.9
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 49.6
  • Fiber: 9.3
  • Protein: 11.2
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: gluten-free, kosher, overnight oats, easy breakfast, grab and go breakfast, make ahead breakfast,

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