Let’s get an equation on the books :
- 3/4 Rolled Oats (not quick oats) + 3.4 cup Non-Dairy Milk + 1-2 TBSP Chia Seeds = BREAKFAST
I simply love overnight oats and not because I am a fitness trainer. When I am in a sugar low, I love reaching into the fridge for a couple of tablespoons to tide me over which works every time. A sugar low is real (hello 3pm??) and it is quite literally your blood sugar levels dropping. An instant hit of a complex carb like Overnight Oats helps to lift it back up again.
NOTES AND VARIATIONS:
- Almond milk, oat milk and cashew milk are all amazing but experiment with any non-dairy milk
- I use gluten-free rolled oats but if you can also use traditional oats if you aren’t gluten intolerant.
- Use more chia seeds to make it thicker.
- Add 1 tbsp nut butter – you can swirl it through.
- Add 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
- Add 2 tsp cinnamon
- Add 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, or a mix of 1/2 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon
- If you have a sweet tooth, add a little maple syrup (2 tsp maple syrup)
- Top with 1/4 cup greek yogurt or coconut yogurt
- Add 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, peaches
- Top with 2 tbsp slivered almonds, toasted pecans or walnuts
- Add 1 tbsp chia seed jam
- Add 2 tsp vanilla or almond extract
- Add 1 tbsp dried unsweetened coconut
- Add 1/2 cup frozen cherries
PAIRINGS I LOVE
- Peach, pecan. pumpkin and cinnamon
- Blueberry-vanilla with walnuts
- Almond and cherry with a splash of vanilla
- Chia jam, Almond Butter and overnight oats (like a PB & J)
- Almond Love: almond extract, slivered almonds and almond butter
- Mix oats, non-dairy milk and chia seeds in a mason jar. Add flavours (spices, extract) and let sit overnight. Add toppings in the AM. Oats will last 2-3 days in the fridge.