Overnight oats always seem to surface to my breakfast option list when the weather warms up. But I’ve been making these lately for my sweet dad. He has long been a fan of cold cereals… think Cheerios, Bran flakes etc. But with a recent & alarming (to me) LDL cholesterol level – I’m initiating a few more dietary changes into his repertoire of food. He wasn’t previously a fan but today announced that he actually doesn’t mind it. 🙂 I wanted to share the recipe I’ve been using. It’s super easy and fast to make. It takes about 1 minute of prep time and simply chills in the fridge overnight until he’s ready for breakfast.
1/3 cup of rolled oats (certified gluten free)
1 tbl of chia seeds
1 heaping tablespoon of your choice of nut butter (I’ve been using my homemade nut butter)
1/2 tsp (less or more) of maple syrup
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup of nut based milk
To a jar add your oats, chia and nut butter. Then add your spice and maple syrup and then finally, add the milk. Stir well to combine and soften up the nut butter and blend. Add your lid and store in the fridge for at least 6-8 hours. Stir and blend again. Add your favorite toppings like nuts, seeds, Hemp hearts, flax, more nut butter or fruit of your choice.
You can easily prep a few of these for the week and store in the fridge for easy grab and go breakfast. Hope you enjoy!
— Knead to Cook