Thursday, October 13, 2011

A new love: overnight oats

I've noticed lately that there are a ton of clean food bloggers that have overnight oat recipes, and I decided I needed to try it. I know I always say this, but I loved them! (there are things I don't love, like... oysters! yuck.) It only takes a couple minutes to prepare, and then when you wake up in the morning they are ready to go! Side note: I decided on Monday that pumpkin pancakes are a weekend only breakfast because they just take too much time to make when you're trying to get to the gym by 5:45am
-B was not happy about this-


Here's what they looked like when they went into the fridge. I used 1/3 cup oats for me (right) and 1 cup for B (left). I also added about 2tbsp of pumpkin, 1tbsp of cinnamon, a few shakes of pumpkin pie spice, splash of almond milk, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, and then I watered them down a bit. The point of overnight oats is for the oats to soak up the moisture of the other ingredients, so I made them a little watery. After you create your concoction, make sure you cover the bowl, then just stick it in the fridge and hit the sack!


This is what they looked like in the morning- a good portion of the liquid was gone and the oats were nice and fluffy. If you're a toppings kind of person (I'm not) then you can add them on before eating. I liked it cold straight out of the fridge, but you could pop it in the microwave if you're a warm oats lover. So glad I tried them! 

Moving on, I just had to share this picture I snapped of buddy our fish [I really want a dog, like really bad... but I've been convinced we aren't home enough to take care of a puppy, thus the fish]. One might wonder why there is a piece of ice in the tank? Oh, don't worry... B thought buddy looked hot so he put that in there to cool him off... haha what a dummie.


Question: What is your favorite oatmeal recipe? Share with me! I love new ideas :)

17 comments:

  1. I soak my oats overnight also and I like them cold too, I use a cup of almond milk unsweetened 50 raisins,10 almonds and a 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. That is my breakfast at least four days out of the week. ;)
    Lydia

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  2. Okay, I have to ask... do you really count out 50 raisins?! I count out one serving of almonds, which is about 20, but I don't think I'd make it to 50 before just guessing :)

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  3. My favorite is standard cooked oatmeal, a tablespoon of almond butter, a scoop of vanilla whey protein and two tablespoons of egg white topped with cinnamon, delish!

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  4. Are these steel cut oats or regular?

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  5. I take 1/2 cup oats and add 1/4 cup just whites egg whites then add 1/4 cup applesauce and 1 tbsp walnuts or flaxseed and microwave for 1 and a half minutes sooo yummy

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  6. I love the overnight oats; mine 1/2C oats with chocolate protein powder and almond breeze. Then in the morning I mix in 1/3 cup of all bran cereal, such a great crunch

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  7. Could we use steel cut oatmeal?

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    1. I never have, but I'm sure that would work too!

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  8. For the pumpkin in the recipe is that just pumpkin spice? Also about how much water do you had? Thanks!

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    1. Yep just pumpkin pie spice, and I would say its about 1/2 cup water.

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  9. Since you put protein in this, do you not have your egg whites then?

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  10. I made a variation of this for todays brekky...i could eat oats at least 3 times a day!

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  11. I made these last night for this morning's breakfast -- delicious! And such a nice break from hot oatmeal when it's 100 degrees out!!!

    Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  12. What could I use instead of the vanilla protein powder? Or would it be ok just to leave it out?

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  13. I'm brand new to your blog but it looks awesome! I'm sure you've posted before but I haven't come across it yet, what protein powder(s) do you use?

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