Apple Pie Chia Overnight Oats: strongly reminiscent of an apple pie with the lovely combination of apples, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger, it is yet so light and fresh and extremely nutritious.
I think I might have found my new favorite breakfast. It's not easy for me to say that since my all time favorite breakfast is a cappuccino and a sweet baked good, whether croissant, scone, muffin, or a slice of loaf. I guess it is the Italian in me speaking, lol, because, until my fairly recent life in Canada, oats were not in the picture at breakfast.
I have widened my "breakfast horizon" a lot since being here, but not to the extent of having a savory breakfast. I do not think I'll ever be converted. Among my new favorites, there are pancakes, waffles, french toast, and oatmeal (or porridge). All of the above, are recipes we make in our kitchen, with organic ingredients, some gluten-free flours, and refined sugars alternatives, on a weekly basis, for my greatest pleasure.
Apple Pie Chia Overnight Oats: and I fell in love with its flavor and texture.
Strongly reminiscent of an apple pie with the lovely combination of apples, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger, it is yet so light and fresh and extremely nutritious. It is sugar-free but packs a wonderful sweetness from the pure maple syrup, the spices, fruits, and nuts. The creamy texture of the quick oats blends beautifully with the chia seeds and the crunch from the sweet and tart Honeycrisp apples. Many people think of oats to be super healthy, hence coarse and hard to swallow. On the contrary, this is a very healthy recipe where you do not sacrifice the flavors or textures. The toppings, chosen among some of my favorites: apples, pecans, dates and candied ginger, are just the right complement and perfect enhancer to the overall flavor. In a spoonful, delectable!
These Apple Pie Chia Overnight Oats are extremely easy to make, versatile, and so practical to have it ready for the next morning. The individual jars with the sealed lids are perfect for storing in the fridge, and also to grab and enjoy later at work. I used quick oats because that is what I had in the pantry, you feel free to use rolled oats. I was happy with the choice, though, because in just after 1 hour I was able to have some for my afternoon snack and the texture was already creamy and soft. The morning after, we had the oats with Loreto for our breakfast, and he absolutely loved it. We warmed it up a bit in the microwave, then put the toppings on, and it was extremely good. But I loved the oats cold from the fridge, in a pure delight of mimicking having dessert for breakfast, without the guilt.
Hope you give this recipe a try, you won't be disappointed. You can customize the flavors as you most like, changing fruits, and toppings, or making it nut-free in the case of allergies. As for us, these Apple Pie Chia Overnight Oats are definitely going to have a spotlight in our weekly breakfast routine.
Since I had loved Angela Liddon's first cookbook "Oh She Glows", Santa (in the guise of my husband) decided to bring me her new "Oh She Glows Everyday", the inspiration for today's recipe. I am loving this cookbook, so stay tuned for more recipes adapted from it.
Song of the day: "Mr. Jones", Counting Crows.Print
For the overnight oats:
- 1 cup quick oats (or rolled oats)
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
- 1 Tbsp pure, organic, maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- pinch fine sea salt
- 2 small or 1 large Honeycrisp apples
- 3 Tbsp proactive whole black chia seeds
- pinch allspice
- pinch ginger
- dates, chopped
- candied ginger, chopped
- pecans, chopped
- apple, diced
- In a medium bowl add the oats, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, grated apples, chia seeds, allspice and ginger.
- Add the milk and stir. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour to overnight. The mixture will thicken and the oats will soften.
- Serve chilled or warm it up on the stove or in microwave portioned into jars or bowls, layering the oats with the diced apple.
- Top with suggested toppings or your favorite ones.
Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple days.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Serving Size: 4 servings
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