(This post was written and scheduled in advance for my maternity leave. I will be unable to respond to email or comments during this time. Thank you for your understanding and patience as I spend this time with my family.)
I don’t know about you, but I get seriously hung up on my breakfast choices. I can go for months at a time eating the same thing for breakfast everyday. I find one thing that I like and I stick to it.
Last month, it was a Nutella-on-toast binge, and before that I went months on end eating everything bagels loaded with cream cheese. Not the healthiest option, I know, but, I think I’ve moved on to something new – overnight oats.
Anyway, I finally decided to give overnight oats a try. I know, I’m really late to the party (but that’s ok, right?). I couldn’t decide what to put in it, but I knew I wanted the mix-ins to be simple and somewhat healthy.
So I scoured Pinterest for some oatmeal ideas and came upon this Starbucks copycat recipe by Iowa Girl Eats. The combination of dried fruits and nuts seemed to be just the thing so I set out to recreate it as an overnight recipe.
In the morning, I woke up to a perfect – and much-more-filling-than-toast – breakfast. It even tasted great cold, but I warmed a bowl up for myself and added a few slices of bananas for some extra fun.
I can’t wait make more overnight oats. Have you ever made overnight oats before? What do you like to put in them?
- 1 cup rolled (old-fashioned) oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons each: sliced almonds, walnut pieces, dried cranberries, golden raisins
- In an airtight container or jar, mix together all ingredients.
- Place in the refrigerator overnight (at least 5 hours).
- If desired, warm and top with extra nuts and fruit before serving.
To warm: Add 1 tablespoon water or milk per serving and warm in the microwave for about a minute.
- Calories: 0
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 0 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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