Most mornings, it’s get the kiddo up & on the bus, take care of the dogs, then whatever time’s left over, get myself ready for work. Relatable, right? The usual is that they get a good breakfast, and if I have to grab a protein bar & eat on the drive in, it’s all good. I can get really tired of gluten-free protein bars by, like, Wednesday morning.
Enter ‘overnight oats.’ It takes one minute the night before, then all I have to do is grab the container and a spoon, and go! I can eat them at my desk while I check email and get ready for my show.
My recipe is simple:
1/3 c. steel cut gluten-free oats (I’m gluten intolerant)
1/2 c. coconut milk or almond milk (whatever’s in the fridge)
a pinch of cinnamon, stevia, and sometimes a dash of pumpkin pie spice
1 T. chia seeds and/or 1 T. hemp hearts
Stir. Toss on some frozen blueberries, put the lid on the container, and put in the fridge overnight.
That’s it. Sometimes maple syrup, or brown sugar. Sometimes strawberries. Sometimes I mix in a little canned pumpkin. Just depends what I have on hand.
Grab’n’go the next morning. It’s not a protein bar. And it’s not drive-thru. It’s healthy and filling.
Here are some other recipes for overnight oats with steel cut oats:
And some for using rolled oats: