My older sister is quite the power woman. She has two young kids and a highly demanding professional career.
Really, when I think about how much she has to take care of in a day/week I kind of don’t know how she does it. I get overwhelmed when I have to set an alarm clock. And if I get six hours of sleep instead of 8? It’s zombieland in these parts! Can’t. Cope.
So my sister doesn’t have a lot of time to spare when it comes to food preparation.
The other night she and her husband were over for dinner and she enthusiastically told us about the joys of overnight oats! ‘You mix it, you put it in the fridge and there it is the next morning – done!’
She even does a few batches at a time, so it’s like 5 minutes of prep every few days and breakfasts are sorted.
Well I must say I had no idea it was that easy! I know you might think I’ve had my head in the sand because overnight oats is not a very ‘new’ thing in the blogosphere, and yes, I had seen a few fair on pinterest but somehow I had never looked at it with more than fleeting interest.
My sister’s ringing endorsement of overnight oats was enough to get me excited about making some and trying it out! And so I did! And I liked it very much!
Specifically a version with chia seeds, almond milk and almond butter! Yum!
It really is as easy as throwing all the ingredients into a jar, mixing it up and putting it in the fridge overnight!
Yes, you do have to eat your oats cold, but somehow you don’t mind at all!
It’s not the same as cooked oats exactly, it’s a little chewier but nonetheless you’re not in any doubt that you’re eating rolled oats.
And its surprisingly filling! Half a cup of rolled oats makes one portion, and it doesn’t look like all that much, but when you’re finished it you are totally satisfied.
You will love these almond butter overnight oats! They are:
- So quick and easy
- Super tasty
- Filling and satisfying
- Delicious served with fresh fruit
It will last a few days in the fridge so if you wanted to make 2-3 servings ahead of time you can do that too. And then your breakfasts are sorted!
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- ½ cup (120ml) Almond Milk (storebought or homemade)
- 2 Tbsp Almond Butter
- ½ Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- Dash Cinnamon
- ½ cup (45g) Rolled Oats (choose gluten-free rolled oats to keep this recipe gluten-free)
- Add the almond milk, almond butter, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon to a jar. Stir. The almond butter will stay chunky - this is fine.
- Add in the rolled oats and stir in. Make sure all the oats are covered with the almond milk.
- Put the lid on the jar if you have one or cover with cling film and place into the refrigerator and leave overnight.
- The next morning serve with fresh chopped fruits, dried fruits, nuts, extra almond butter or whatever you fancy.
*The images on this page (except for the raw ingredients) reflect a double serving.