Overnight chia oats

Happy 4th of July to all my American followers!

I wanted to share one of my favourite breakfast or snack recipes because it is super easy to make and great for those of you who are busy and trying to keep a healthy lifestyle (so.. Pretty much all of us 🙂 ).  If you’ve never ventured in to the world of overnight oats, you prepare the jar in the morning and your breakfast is all ready for you when you wake up in the morning and are rushing out the door. There are so many variations to overnight oats, even within my recipe. However, I can confidently say that I feel as though I have mastered my oats. They come out sweet (without any added sugar), flavourful and with the perfect ratio of liquid to oats. If you prefer your oats more saturated, you can always add more milk.

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What you need:

  • A mason jar or container
  • 1/2 cup oats (I prefer rolled oats)
  • 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds
  • About 1 cup of almond or coconut milk
  • A few shakes of cinnamon (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 of a ripe to over-ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon of real maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of raisins or chopped up dates
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut flakes and/or almond flakes
  • I also sometimes throw in a few raw pistachio nuts and a few pinches of hemp seeds
  • about 1/4-1/2 of fresh fruit (I like to use berries, apple or kiwi)

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Direction: 

  • Put all ingredients (except milk, maple syrup and fresh fruit) in the mason jar. If you want the coconut flakes or nuts to stay more crunchy, only add them in the morning.
  • Using a fork, mush up the banana on a plate and add it to the jar
  • Shake the ingredients up and pour in the tsp. of maple syrup and the milk (it should top off the dry ingredients by a little bit)
  • Shake very well then top off the jar with your favourite fresh fruit
  • Leave refrigerated overnight, in the morning it’s all ready to eat! You can also add some granola in the morning for some added crunch

I hope you all enjoy this delicious, easy breakfast recipe! Please comment below to let me know your overnight oat variation.

Thanks for taking the time to check out this post, happy eating! 🙂

Much love,

Samantha xx

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