Overnight Apples ‘n Oats

There are a ton of recipes and ideas online for Overnight Oats. I first discovered them on this blog.  I’ve experimented with several ingredients and have found some great combinations. This one is good for Fall using seasonal apples and warm spices. This is meant to be eaten cold so it’s good in warmer weather too. I actually eat it as a snack at night too. Use whole raw oats, not steel cut or instant oatmeal. Oats are a whole grain and a complex carbohydrate source. The body takes longer to break down complex carbs so we don’t get  hungry as quickly as when we eat simple carbs (sugar, refined grains, processed foods) It’s also a soluble fiber and good for the digestive system.

Carbohydrates = Energy!

Combine whole oats, large TBSP plain greek yogurt, dash of nutmeg, generous sprinkling of cinnamon and 1 small chopped apple.

Pour almond/soy/coconut milk on top. Stir wellAdd 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, walnuts and any more liquid necessary. I used water to moisten it more.

Stir well, cover and refrigerate overnight. The next morning you won’t have to skip breakfast or wonder what to eat, it will be right there ready for you!  If you like Muesli you will love this. It’s a real comfort food with a soft texture, but the rich spices combined with crisp apple and nut pieces make it interesting and not bland.

NO excuses for skipping breakfast anymore

Other ideas: use berries, bananas, almonds, or other nuts. Toss in flax seed, other protein powders, almond extract or dried fruit.  Stir in pureed pumpkin, applesauce or even peanut butter. It’s really a great way to save time, experiment with flavors,  and get a quick meal with good carbs, fiber and protein.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. freshveggiesinthedesert
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 10:37:15

    I had something very similiar for breakfast this morning. I just discovered steel cut oats last year (I know, it’s not like they are NEW or anything) and love overnight oats soaked in almond milk. Mmmm. Filling and not a terribly guilty breakfast food. I had not thought of the greek yogurt combo … sounds like a good experiment for me!

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  2. createwholehealth
    Oct 16, 2012 @ 15:23:52

    Steel cut oats are GREAT!! I love the texture of them. I have not had good luck using them for overnight oats though. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. lovenaturalfood
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 09:22:03

    This looks delicious! I’m really into oats for breakfast at the moment – such a good start to the day!

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