This is my breakfast staple in the warm months. It's a creamy, protein packed no-cook oatmeal; a low-maintenance but hearty breakfast option that is assembled the night before and will be ready and waiting for you in the fridge.
Do you remember this chia porridge I shared in the cleansing series back in January for those times you really need a light and clean reset? These overnight oats are the sturdier version of that. And if you have any oat skeptics in your house, this might just win them over. According to my husband, as a child he was thoroughly disgusted whenever having to eat or sample any hot breakfast oatmeal or porridge except for at best that sugary, packaged instant oatmeal. But I'm happy to say that these overnight oats have put him firmly back in the oat support camp. I'm so glad because they are one of the easiest weekday breakfasts I know. I hope you give it a try too, and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Blueberry-Almond Butter Overnight Oats
Notes: Remember the proportion of 1 part oats to 2 parts milk, then you can adjust the quantity to your appetite. When I make this for my husband I'll always almost double the amount (though I wouldn't recommend using more than 3 Tbsp. chia seeds for any one serving). And if I'm having a particularly active day or week I'll make 1/2 cup oats for myself.
- 1/3 cup (34 gr) rolled oats
- 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- Heaping 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other plant-based milk)
- Pinch salt
- Handful blueberries
- 2 Tbsp. almond butter
- Maple or raw honey to sweeten
- The night before, place oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, milk and salt in a small glass jar or container with a lid. Stir well to combine and make sure chia seeds are not clumping together or sticking to the jar. Cover with lid and place in fridge overnight.
- In the morning, sweeten as desired (you may not need any if your milk is naturally sweet). Then top with almond butter and blueberries.
- Enjoy immediately, or place lid back on and take it to go.
- 3-4 tsp. raw cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp. maca powder (optional)
- Add cacao and maca powders in with above ingredients when assembling the night before. Mix well until all lumps of cacao powder have broken up (a fork or mini whisk helps with this). Extra sweetener the morning of may be needed to offset the bitter cacao.