Earlier this week, I mentioned I was on a roll with breakfast recipes, especially overnight oats. I am certain this is my absolute new favorite flavor and I could very well eat this everyday for the next month and maybe longer. There are a few things in this world that I am a sucker for in the food department, and cinnamon and pecans are definitely in the top 5. If you study my recipes for a moment or two, you will easily see this.
Like I have mentioned before, overnight oats are the greatest for those times when you just don’t have enough time. I like to start at the beginning of the week and toss a few jars of the oats together so they are ready to grab and go.
It’s the beginning of a brand new year and we all make those promises to ourselves (some say resolutions, I prefer promises, or really anything else!). We are going to take the time to sit down and have a healthy meal each morning. We are going to leave five minutes earlier so that we are not panicking the entire drive to work. These sort of promises don’t need to make life more complicated. If you just plan ahead, make ahead, and think ahead, this can all be easily done. Start your morning right. Let the day start smooth. Grab a spoon and go!
- 1/2 cup rolled or steel cut oats regular or gluten free, NOT quick oats
- 1/2-3/4 tsp cinnamon depending on how strong of a cinnamon flavor you desire
- 1 tsp ground flax
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp maple or honey
- 1 T crushed pecans
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- Dash of sea salt
- optional add in: 1 tsp chia seeds
Combine all ingredients in small jar or bowl that can be sealed. Stir well.
Refrigerate overnight. Serve heated or cold.
I like to eat my warm and usually will add a splash more of milk before I heat them up or I feel the oats dry up a bit.