Monday, March 30, 2015

{Apple and Granola Overnight Oats}

As you all may know...I have switched over from my beloved steel cut oatmeal to overnight oats. I am a huge believer in the power of oats. I love waking up and eating some form of oatmeal. I can pretty much find a way to sneak oats into my day rather it be a hot bowl of steamy oats, cold and creamy overnight oats or sweet oat bread with some nut butter. My cholesterol was genetically high when I was younger and now I have completely turned that around just by following a healthy clean lifestyle with lots of oats in the mix!

My go-to overnight oats always include almond milk and chia seeds. It is pretty much a chia pudding with some oats and fruit. I love this combo! I love yogurt but have never loved yogurt in my overnight oats. I don't know why. I just love the chia seed/oat combo.





I decided to switch up my usual and do more of an apple pie inspired overnight oat! Man...are these good!! I highly...I mean highly recommend that you try these! Most people are a little afraid of the whole cold oatmeal idea but after trying it....I feel sure you will be hooked!



{Apple and Granola Overnight Oats}
serves 1

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 small grated apple (with skin on--about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup oats (old fashioned oats)
  • stevia drops/maple syrup/honey to sweeten (I used 4 drop liquid stevia)
Toppings:
  • 1-2 tbsp. granola (Use one with good ingredients and low in sugar) **I used Natures Path Organic Coconut Chia Granola
  • organic raisins
  • chopped walnuts/pecans/almonds
  • 1 tbsp. organic crunchy peanut putter
  • maple syrup
Add overnight oat ingredients to mason jar or Tupperware. Stir to combine. Refrigerate overnight.

In the morning....give oats a good stir and add desired toppings! 

Enjoy!







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