Overnight Oats

By Lynn Nalupta, adapted from wholefoodsmarket.com
Want to have a healthy, filling breakfast ready for you in the morning? Try creating overnight oats. Prep everything in the fridge the night before. You can reheat in the morning.

I used almond milk in this recipe. Try different milk substitutes. Be adventurous with taste. You may like it better!

2 cups rolled oats (not instant or quick cooking)
2 cups almond milk or milk alternative (available at health food stores and in the health food aisle of most grocery stores)
1 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped almonds
handful of dried cranberries
1 banana, sliced
2 tablespoons agave nectar (optional)
dash of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg

Combine oats, almond milk or alternative, zest, and vanilla in a bowl, then cover and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, scoop oatmeal into bowls and top with almonds, dried cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, sliced banana, and a drizzle of agave nectar. Heat in the microwave for a warm, filling meal.

Add you own spin to it! Try these mix-ins:
Almond butter
Peanut butter
Flax seeds
Dried peaches
Crushed walnuts
Diced apples
Maple syrup
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