Okay guys, I think I found a new favorite way to eat oats.
Before I get to the recipe though, how was your weekend? Did you do anything really fun or make any funny memories. Even if you just spent it with people you love it would be a good weekend in my opinion.
So my weekend was great but the saddest thing happened. My camera’s SD card was apparently cracked without my knowledge and when I tried to pull it out of my laptop it jammed and a side piece of plastic it broke off inside. The bad news is that pulling it out pretty much destroyed my laptops SD card reader and now I have to use some pretty annoying methods to get my pictures onto my laptop. The good news is that my awesome dad already ordered me a USB adapter for SD cards that will save the day when I get it (Thanks Dad!). Moral of the story though, learn from my mistakes and try to take good care of your tech.
But anyway, I did make oatmeal to talk about and I think you’re going to love it, it’s the best! Of course, for me that means there have to be lots of berries involved because you all know I’m like a berry-holic on steroids. But seriously, I eat berries every single day when it’s possible and I’m fortunate enough to live in an area where they are abundant. What also makes this recipe awesome is that it takes literally about 5 minutes to prep and you can make it up to two or three days ahead. Win win.
The fruit you add can totally be switched up if you aren’t a fan of pomegranates or berries. Or maybe they’re just not in season and you want to use, say, bananas! Go for it. This is such a simplistic recipe and so easily changed to fit your taste. Also, as I noted in the recipe, it can be made dairy free and vegan if you want to replace the yogurt with coconut yogurt or coconut milk Another thing is that you can adjust the thickness of it if you’re the type who like it really thick.
One last thing I’ll add is that this oatmeal is great with add-ins like nuts, nut butters, and even granola. Oh and you could even go for some chocolate!?
Raspberry Pomegranate Overnight Oats (Vegan+GF)
- 3/4 - 1 cup unsweetened almond milk depending on how thick you want it
- 1/4 cup coconut yogurt or coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/3 cup oats see note*
- 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- dash of sea salt optional
- dash of cinnamon optional
- 1 - 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave stevia can be used instead
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds arils
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
For the oats you can add more if you'd like a really thick oatmeal. This recipe is going to be pretty soft so add more oats and less milk to your taste.