2.22.2014

Overnight Pumpkin Pie Chia Oats

Have you tried making overnight no-cook oatmeal?  Well, until recently, neither had I.

I love oatmeal in the Fall and Winter, but once it starts getting warm outside, I have no desire to eat the stuff.  But these no-cook oats are a super easy way to still love your oatmeal all year long.  This stuff is fantastic for an on the go breakfast.  Make it in mason jars and you have an easy, healthy breakfast on the go. And I absolutely love that I can make it up before I go to bed and when I first peak into the fridge in the morning it's all set to go!

The flavour combinations are just about endless as the oats & chia are very neutral tasting and can be mixed with just about anything you can think of.  So lets start with the basic Overnight Chia Oats and then I'll share a couple of my favourite flavour combinations!
Basic Overnight Chia Oats

1/3 cup of Oats & Chia  ( You can use all oats or all Chia, but I like combining the two. 2 parts Oats & 1 part chia)
1/2 cup milk - I use Almond/Coconut milk, but any milk you like works just fine
1/8 teaspoon - Allspice or Pumpkin Pie Spice (depending on the flavour you're going for)
1/4 teaspoon - Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon  Vanilla (or 1/4 teaspoon ground Vanilla bean)

Place all ingredients into an airtight container and SHAKE!  This is where the mason jars come in handy, but anything with a good sealing lid will do.

Put in your fridge and that's it.  In the morning you will have some lovely chia oats.  Now time for the flavours!  Here's 3 combinations I really enjoy and I hope you will too!


Pumpkin Pie Chia Oats

1/3 cup of pumpkin puree (I make my own, but you can find it at the store too)
1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds or walnuts
1/2 teaspoon Maple Syrup for drizzling
Add ingredients to your Overnight Chia Oats, mix well and enjoy!

Apple Pie Chia Oats

1/3 cup of Apple sauce
1/4 cup of Walnuts or Pecans
1/2 teaspoon Honey or Maple Syrup for drizzling
Add ingredients to your Overnight Chia Oats, mix well and enjoy!

Cranberry Walnut Chia Oats

I started making this to use up my leftover Cranberry  sauce after Christmas, but love it anytime!
1/4-1/3  cup cranberry sauce or chutney or cooked cranberries
1/4 cup Walnuts
1/2 teaspoon Honey for drizzling
Juice from 1/2 an Orange

I'm so addicted to making this stuff and with the chia it keeps me going all morning. What's your favourite overnight oat flavour?

Cheers,


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