After giving overnight oats a try, I realized that it wasn’t for me because I still hated the texture of the oats after it was submerged in coconut milk. Overnight oats just tasted like cold oatmeal to me. Which in turn just made me toss the whole idea out the window. If you don’t like oatmeal, or just don’t like overnight oats in general then you know what I’m talking about. So, I continued my search for the perfect breakfast item.
I went to google to look for an alternative for overnight oats and came across something that piqued my interest, a recipe for chia overnight oats. So, I gave it a try and was hooked. This was not your typical overnight oats recipe, this was different in texture and taste.
Featingonfruit.com is where I stumbled upon this awesome recipe for the chia overnight oats. Making it was a breeze with their easy to follow instructions and some alternatives if you don’t like certain ingredients. Now don’t go thinking just because this recipe calls for rolled oats that it’s the same thing. This is a chia pudding hybrid. If chia pudding and overnight oats had a baby this would be the result.
For me, the chia seeds completely stole the show. I didn’t even notice the oats making this a big win for me, this was thick, creamy, and delicious.
Below is the recipe which can be made in two different ways. This recipe was created and written by Natalie on the Feasting on Fruit website, as well as, the YouTube video. So give this a try and let us know what you think!
1/2 cup (60g) rolled oats
1 cup (240g) non-dairy milk
2 tbsp (16g) chia seeds
1 tbsp maple syrup (to taste)
1 tbsp cashew butter*
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
For the creamy version: 1/2 cup frozen fruit of choice**
Toppings: fruit, nuts, seeds, toasted coconut, cereal, yogurt, etc.
Combine all the ingredients in a jar.
Stir/shake to combine.
The following day, add toppings and eat as is. OR blend with 1/2 cup frozen fruit of choice until creamy and smooth, then top and enjoy!