I usually steal recipes, but I’m proud to say this one is all mine!
I’ve tried many different recipes for overnight oats; some I’ve loved, some not so much. I played around a little bit and came up with my ideal version — hope you like it as much as I did!
1 cup rolled oats (Bob’s Red Mill makes a great gluten-free version)
1 cup almond milk (alternative — you can use milk and/or Greek yogurt if you’re not vegan)
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup organic unsweetened applesauce
(This makes about 3 servings)
Place all ingredients into a mason jar (this is what I used, because I’m country like that) or other airtight container. Stir well to combine. Put the lid on and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, take it out and you shall see that it is “magicially” thickened and softened. Spoon out about 1/3 of the mixture into a bowl. This is where you can really take some creative liberties. Experiment with different types of fruits, nuts, seasonings, or nut butters. To make it according to what I did, add:
1/4 cup dried tart cherries
2 Tbsp walnuts
Dollop of homemade strawberry chia jam (from Oh She Glows, naturally!)
Eat up, buttercup.
I didn’t think it needed any sweetener added to it because of the fruit, but this is up to you.
Side note: This fills me up! This is important — I usually get hungry about 2-3 hours after breakfast. I can go at least 4 with this in my fuel tank.
Have a healthy, happy day! It’s guaranteed with a breakfast like this!