Festive Overnight Oats

I gravitate towards warmer foods in the winter time. And when there is a bowl of warm oatmeal to look forward to when I wake up, it helps lure me out of bed on a cold winter morning. Overnight oats make a nourishing and convenient breakfast. You just need to prepare them the night before, and you can eat them cold or warm in the morning. No time to eat breakfast at home? Make your overnight oats in a jar or tupperware and bring them with you to work.

Oats: More than just porridge

Oats may seem a bit mundane, but their nutritional profile is anything but. Oats have much to offer, including 6 grams of protein, 4 grams of fibre, and 12% of your daily iron in 1 cup of cooked oats. Oats also contain a unique type of soluble fibre called beta-glucan which has been found to help lower LDL cholesterol (the bad type) by binding it in the digestive tract and preventing it from being absorbed. Regardless of your motivations for including oats in your diet, they make a delicious and filling breakfast, with endless opportunities to personalize them with creative toppings.

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  • Makes 1 serving
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 6-8 hours (overnight)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup frozen berries
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Topping Ideas

  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Sliced banana
  • Hemp seeds
  • Greek yogurt
  • Nuts
  • Honey

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl or container and stir well.
  2. Leave overnight in the fridge.
  3. In the morning, stir well, and serve cold or warm. I like to pop mine in the microwave for ~2 minutes, stir, and then add toppings. Bon App!

 

 

 

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