Maple Walnut Chia Overnight Oatmeal
A hearty, healthy, delicious breakfast you can make the night before.
Servings: 1 Person
- 1/3 Cup Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1/3 Cup Non-dairy Milk plus 2 Tbsp
- 2 Tbsp Chopped walnuts
- 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- Combine oats and chia seeds in a bowl and mix well. You can use a bowl with a seal or cover, a mason jar, small Yeti – you’re really just looking for something that has a lid.
- Pour in non-dairy milk and mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, stir, top with chopped walnuts and maple syrup, and enjoy!
I recently discovered this easy way to make oatmeal overnight and I’m hooked! It’s so easy, and there are so many options! While you could use real milk for this, I’ve found a dairy product called Ripple that’s made with pea protein and it’s AMAZING. The regular unsweetened variety tastes so close to milk I’ve used it on cereal and plan to use it the next time I make mashed potatoes. They also have an unsweetened vanilla flavor I used with this recipe that’s just outstanding. You could also use soy, almond, cashew, hemp or coconut milk – each will give the oats a different flavor. The chia seeds add a bit more bulk to the oats and help keep you full until lunch. Just be sure to mix them in well or you’ll end up with large chia “chunk” in your oats. You could easily experiment with this recipe by topping the oats with jams, berries, dried fruit or other nuts. Toss in a handful of something you love, and you’ll have a healthy, easy, delicious breakfast you can eat cold right out of the ‘fridge or heat up if you want something a little more traditional