Overnight Breakfast Oats

No-cook oatmeal is a great breakfast, packed with fiber and protein. Chia seeds, a nutritional powerhouse, make this breakfast even healthier, adding a nutritional punch. With add-ins, you can vary this breakfast to suit your mood. Keep this in your fridge for a quick and easy breakfast or a nutrition snack.

Ingredients (2 Servings)

  • 1 cup rolled oats (make sure they are labelled "gluten-free" if following a gluten-free diet*)
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla (optional)

Method

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl or quart jar and mix well.
  2. Place in refrigerator overnight, or for 8 hours.
  3. Sweeten with stevia extract, maple syrup, or honey**.
  4. Serve warm or serve cold with your choice of add-ins.

Optional Add-Ins

  • Fresh berries
  • Fresh, diced mango or other fruit
  • Unsweetened, dried fruit, such as raisins, cranberries, cherries, apricots
  • Raw nuts, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), sunflower seeds***

  * For information about gluten-free oats, and the best brands available, click here.
 **Use of honey makes this recipe non-vegan.
***Consuming nuts/seeds with fruit may cause bloating or stomach discomfort. If you experience this, nuts/seeds should not be combined with fruit.

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