Mar 18, 2013

Outtasight Overnight Chia Oats


Yes, it’s true. This oatmeal is OUT OF SIGHT because it’s gone, baby, gone. Other names I was thinking of were: Outrageous Overnight Oats, OMG Overnight Oats, Otherwordly Overnight Oats… Sorry, I’m a writer by trade and I can’t help myself. Regardless, this has to be one of my favorite oatmeal dishes ever. Hands down. Sometimes with a new recipe, three times is the charm. This was a first-time winner. Beginners luck? Maybe.

You must try this oatmeal. Not only is it easy to put together, it’s also great if you have to be somewhere really early the next morning and don’t have time to prepare an otherwise nutritious breakfast. Grab ‘n’ go nutrients!

macronutrient breakdown… too bad
there isn’t a micronutrient analysis!

 

daffodils are blooming… come on Spring!
can you see those plump Hunza raisins?
gone
 
Healthy trails, 
 
 
 
Overnight Chia Oats

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

A delicious and filling whole food breakfast!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 medjool date
  • 1 TBS raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 TBS Hunza raisins
  • 1 TBS raw chia seeds
  • 1 heaping TBS plain vegan yogurt
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract

Method

  1. Add the yogurt to the milk and mix well, until thoroughly combined.
  2. Add it and all other ingredients to the oats and stir gently to combine.
  3. Place in a single serve container (I used a canning jar).
  4. Leave out or in the fridge overnight. If it’s not swelteringly warm in your house, you don’t need to put the container in the fridge. It won’t spoil and in fact it will help the oats to absorb the liquids. Also, the yogurt in the recipe helps to break down the chewy raw oat fibers and room temp is perfect for this.
  5. Before serving, top with raw nuts and/or seeds of your choice. I used pecans and hemp seeds.
  6. Enjoy a healthy, delicious breakfast in the morning!

Notes

You can omit the yogurt if you like but I like that it adds beneficial probiotics to this dish!

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6 responses to “Outtasight Overnight Chia Oats”

  1. Hi Helyn! I found your wonderful blog through the Dr Fuhrman message boards. I have spent quite a bit of time looking at your recipes. You are a gifted writer as well as chef and photographer!

    I look forward to trying many of your recipes as I am new to the nutritarian life style and still trying to figure it all out!

    I hope there is a recipe on your blog for vegan yogurt. I know I saw one recently but can't remember where.

  2. Helyn says:

    Thank you so much Tami! I'm thrilled that you found my blog and are enjoying it. Welcome to nutritarian eating!! It's the BEST. Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions at all about any of the recipes (see email link above).

    I just buy plain, unsweetened soy yogurt. I'm sure you can make it with some starter, I just haven't done that yet. But the store bought one is just fermented soy milk is all. So it's pure. I've only seen one brand of it in my neck of the woods. If you buy it just make sure it's the unsweetened one. They add sugar to the other one, even though it's labeled "plain."

    Healthy trails!

  3. I just made ate this for breakfast and my oh my – how nice it was to make this in a mason jar, seal it, then take it to work with me in the morning for breakfast – so portable! I hadn't ever thought of that before.

    I am not vegan – so I made this with 2% homemade yogurt and a teaspoon of whey. And I didn't have any dates – so I used prunes instead (a decent substitute). I had to add a little more sweetness (probably lost from not having the date). This was a fantastic take-with-you, stick-to-your-ribs breakfast that I plan on making again and again.

  4. Helyn says:

    That's terrific, Amanda! Thanks for the feedback 🙂

  5. Amy Collins says:

    I can't stop making happy noises as I eat this! Haha : ). I dug into your camping food blog since we are going on a camping trip, in July. This will absolutely be a featured item. Super easy to prepare, so hearty, and so…morning-comfort-food?? YUM! Thanks, Helyn!

  6. Helyn says:

    Yay, Amy!! That makes my day! Thanks so much for your comment!!! 🙂

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