“Warm Winters” & Cold Breakfasts

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I thought I would share one of my (favorite!)  go-to breakfast recipes with you all. We all have those mornings when we would rather sleep than wake up early enough to make some good, healthy breakfast. Plus, some people are just not set up for that ‘make breakfast in the morning’ life.

If you can relate, I am certain that this Overnight Oats recipe will be your best friend.

I got a yoghurt maker a few weeks back and I must say, the DIY life has only gotten better! #ProbioticStrong✊?

Whenever I set my little glass bottles in there and set the timer for the incubation process, I feel like my kids went to school and I have to wait 6-8 hours to pick them up! (The obsession is real!)

One reason why I absolutely LOVE the yoghurt maker….. actually there are a couple of reasons:

-One less store-bought product with a list of ingredients I have to analyze

-Another recipe I get to learn and customize

-I get to make and eat yoghurt whenever I want to!

-When a recipe calls for yoghurt, ‘I’m good!”

Last but not the least…

-Those little glass bottles! They do come in handy! I love them!

The last two reasons bring me to the main point of this blog post! 😀

Recipe for Overnight Oats:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of Old-fashioned rolled oats.
  • 1/2 cup of yoghurt – plain or flavoured. ( I get to make and use my non-dairy yoghurt)
  • *Fruits of choice + whatever creative add-ins; the ideas are limitless! 🙂
  • **1 cup of (non-dairy) milk.

Directions:

  • Place ingredients in a mason jar or bowl in the order of ingredients listed above and shake/stir to mix.
  • Seal jar/bowl and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Next morning, wake up and literally grab your oatmeal and go! P.S If you love your oatmeal warm vs cold, you can heat it up a bit as well.

*My favourite mix  by far: strawberries, slices of banana, grated cashews or almonds AND a dash of cinnamon. Oats without cinnamon does not equal greatness 🙁

** I haven’t tried the recipe with dairy milk for obvious reasons so I would say stick with non-dairy.

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Don’t forget to share your exciting flavors when you try this recipe!

Recipe adopted by Chocolate Covered Katie

Bonus Recipe:

Applesauce can serve as an add-in for Overnight Oats. They say ‘an apple a day keeps a doctor away’; might as well get creative with it!

If you’re looking for healthy snack options, this applesauce recipe has the potential of being your best friend! I’m not so huge on snacking but being a student and spending long hours in team meetings call for some disciplinary actions in my diet or I risk wasting my life on $2 fries :-(. Remember those glass bottles I talked about? The ones that came with the yogurt maker? This is where they come in as handy as Handy Manny! (cheesy much?)

Ingredients:

5 cored fuji apples (you can choose to peel them)

1/2 cup of water

Directions:

Cut up apples, place in a saucepan with water.

Cover and set over medium heat.

Allow to simmer until apples are soft.

*Drain excess water and blend apples in food processor or blender.

Serve immediately or refrigerate.

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*You can choose to mash up with a fork instead of blending.

You can’t go wrong with  homemade goodness! 🙂

Have a blessed week, family!

Love,

Nana.

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