Fall is almost here, and that means back to school, comfy sweaters, and cold floors in the morning making it hard to get out of bed. Our solution has been overnight oats. Healthy, decadent, and ready to eat in the morning, overnight oats are a healthy way to start the day right. And by start the day right, I mean start the day by eating breakfast in bed. Seriously, we live in a basement apartment so it is quite chilly in the morning, and I’m not much of a morning person to begin with. Since we’ve started making overnight oats regularly, one of us just sneaks to the kitchen, grabs the jars and some spoons, and dives back under the covers. Et voila! Breakfast is served.
This recipe is rich and chocolaty but you can easily change the flavour by adding different ingredients to the base.
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop unflavoured protein powder
Brownie Batter Mixings
2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
3-4 tsp honey
1 tsp chia
Mix ingredients until thoroughly combined. Transfer to mason jars, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
Top with raw or toasted walnuts or shredded coconut just before serving.
The mixture thickens up overnight. We don’t tend to eat a lot of sweet foods, so you may want to adjust the sweetness to suit your own tastes by adding more honey, or maple syrup, or agave nectar to taste. We like to microwave the oatmeal for 8-10 seconds to take some of the chill off before eating, and usually add a bit more almond milk in the morning to achieve the layered look you see above.
Prefer citrus to chocolate? We have a mouth puckering citrus overnight oats recipe here!