Welcome to my new favorite thing: overnight breakfast pudding and oats. Why is it my favorite thing? Well. let’s start with awesome. This is awesome!!! It’s super easy. Just put a few ingredients in a jar, stick it in the fridge before your go to bed and wake up to a yummy satisfying breakfast treat.
I’ve been playing around with chia pudding for a while. Chia seeds are really good for you and soak them in coconut milk and they expand and turn into heaven. Chia is a great source of fiber, calcium, protein, omega-3 fatty acid and more. So what better way to start your day, than with this kind of manna.
Oats are a personal favorite of mine. I like them raw or slightly cooked. I’m not a fan of mushy oatmeal. This overnight version is perfect. I added some cashews and cashew milk for this recipe. It’s pretty darn amazing!
I also came up with a version that combines chia, oats and hemp seeds with some cacao powder for a chocolate breakfast concoction. Why not?
To start, I gathered ingredients and a few mason jars. You could use smaller jars to make individual servings. I added the oats or seeds and then the milk and gave it a little stir. Seriously…that’s it.
Then…wait for it…I put the jars in the refrigerator overnight. Yep…that’s it.
In the morning, I transferred the mixtures into small glasses and topped them with fruit, coconut and maple syrup. Coming up with different toppings is the fun part.
Then I had a bunch of fun taking pictures of them, because they look sooooooo good. Next, I ate some. Happy, lucky me. 🙂
Coconut Chia Pudding
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup coconut milk
1 tsp pure maple syrup
Guava jelly (or your favorite jam)
Unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted (in a dry skillet until lightly brown)
In a mason jar or small bowl, add chia seeds, coconut milk and maple syrup. Stir to combine. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight. Top with jelly (or fresh fruit) and coconut flakes.
Overnight Cashew Oatmeal
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 Tbsp raw cashews
1/2-3/4 cup cashew milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 tsp pure maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener, such as agave)
Pinch of sea salt
Apple or pear, small dice
Place oats, cashews, non-dairy milk, sweetener and sea salt into a mason jar or bowl and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Served topped with diced fruit, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup if you like.
Chocolate Oatmeal Chia Hemp Seed Bowl
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 chia seeds
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1 Tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp maple syrup
1 1/4 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
Sweet cacao nibs
Combine oats, chia, hemp seeds, cacao powder, maple syrup and almond milk. Stir everything, cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, top with additional maple syrup and cacao nibs, to taste.