I can’t believe I’m just now discovering this magical thing called overnight oats. Holy smokes this recipe is delicious!
It’s one of those “I-can’t-believe-this-is-healthy” recipes made with all real, whole foods but tastes like a treat.
Healthy Overnight Oats makes the perfect easy healthy meal or snack
I’ve never been a fan of hot oatmeal, so naturally the idea of cold oatmeal (oat cereal?) never really appealed to me until I recently had something similar while I was traveling. Now I’m hooked.
This healthy overnight oats recipe is:
Healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free,
vegan, simple to prepare, low in sugar,
low-glycemic, packed with fiber & delicious
This healthy overnight oats recipe is super easy to put together the night before you want to eat it and will last in your refrigerator up to three days. The oats get softer the longer they soak, so play around with the ratio of milk to oats and time soaked to find your perfect recipe. The recipe below makes two servings for the next two mornings of breakfasts or lunches for you.
I prefer to use all unsweetened ingredients then add a purely natural sweetener like pure maple syrup to control the amount of sugar. If you use maple syrup be sure to read the label and only use 100% pure maple syrup, no other ingredients should be listed on the ingredients label. A little sweetness is all you need; the vanilla extract also adds an extra gourmet flavor.
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or any unsweetened nut milk)
1 teaspoon organic maple syrup (100% real maple syrup), or raw honey
1/4 teaspoon high-quality vanilla extract
You’ll need a wide-mouth pint-sized mason jar or similar glass container with a secure fitting lid.
In a separate container, mix your nut milk, natural sweetener and vanilla extract. Set aside.
In your mason jar, layer the ingredients as follows: 3-4 slices of banana, 2 dollops of almond butter, 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds, 1/2 cup oats, then repeat two or three times until there is a 1-inch gap between the top of the ingredients and top of the mason jar.
Pour your milk mixture over the oats leaving about 1/2 inch gap at the top to allow your oats to expand as they soak. Stick a knife or fork to the bottom of the jar a few times to make sure the milk soaks all the way through.
Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight, or at least six hours to let the oats absorb the almond milk.
You can get creative with this recipe and use berries instead of bananas, flax instead of chia, or any unsweetened nut milk or nut butter that you fancy.
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