Boop! Happy Sunday! Today I want to share with you one of my favorite breakfasts. I don’t eat it as often in the winter because it’s a cold/room temp brekkie, but I’ve been eating it lately even though Chicago has no degrees. None. Not a single degree.
Anyway, this is a super delicious, easy, HEALTHY breakfast to power you through your day.
Another bonus: you make it the night before so all you have to do in the morning is grab a spoon and go. Sure, it’s easy to grab a hunk of processed happyfuntymez in the morning, but why do that when you can make something yourself?! I know it seems weird to eat uncooked oats, but when you soak them in liquid, they get soft and puffy and thick and delicious. Mmm cats. (?)
Lo’s Soaked Os (gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free)
This is my very basic recipe for soaked oats. Adjust to suit YOUR tastes/need (ie: if you want thicker oats, use less liquid. If you like them runnier, use more, etc.) Consider this a bank canvas to play around with!
- 1/3 cup uncooked rolled oats (not the quick cooking/instant variety)
- ¼-1/3 cup milk of choice (I use unsweetened almond milk)
- 1/4 cup yogurt of choice (I use lactose-free plain yogurt. If you are a lucky person who can eat delicious greek yogurt, USE THAT! Can also just use 1/2 cup of milk and omit the yogurt all together)
- ½ of a small supa ripe banana, mashed (optional, but adds a lovely sweetness. Can use another fruit puree too, like pumpkin!)
- ½ tbsp chia seeds (can also use ground flaxseed)
- ¼ – ½ tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of cinnamon
- Optional: 1 tsp liquid sweetener (maple syrup, agave, honey, etc. I never include this but if you want ‘em supa sweet, go for it!)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl or plastic container. Mix well, cover and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, add some toppings and eat! I like to top mine with unsweetened shredded coconut and almond butter, but here are some more ideas…
cocoa powder, cacao nibs, sprinkles (always), chopped nuts, fruit, granola, protein powder, nut butters, etc.
PS: If you’re impatient, you can also make the cheaters version of this and let everything soak for about 15- 20 mins. It won’t be quite as thick and lovely as overnight soaked oats, but it will still be delish!
This is one of my favorite breakfasts of all time– it’s easy, portable, super filling and nutritious. It’s also a great combo of healthy fats, protein, fiber and carbs, especially when you add toppings! Let me know if you try it! As always: tweet at me with pics
What’s your fave super fast breakfast? Have you ever tried soaked oats?