Cinnamon & Spice Overnight Oats

Recipe 10 minPreparation Time 0 minCooking Time

Cinnamon & Spice Overnight Oats

10 minPreparation Time 0 min Cooking Time

About this Recipe

Oats really are prefect for meal prepping, but this is the recipe I never thought I’d write. Overnight oats are such the rage, and they just didn’t do it for me, until I discovered that you don’t actually have to use the chia seeds that are called for in most recipes. Granted, you won’t get the same thickness, but for me, it’s a texture thing.

The Benefits

An increase of whole grains in your diet, including oats, correlates with a lowered risk of heart disease. High in soluble fiber, oats promote the development of healthy gut bacteria.

Equipment: 5 wide-mouth pint jars

Ingredients

Makes 5 servings
  • cups (200 g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 5 Tbsp (40 g) pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 5 Tbsp (40 g) chopped pecans
  • 5 cups (1.2 L) unsweetened plant-based milk
  • tsp maple syrup or agave syrup
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp salt
  • ½ to 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp ground ginger
  • Fresh fruit (optional)

Directions

  1. Step 1
    Line up 5 wide-mouth pint jars. In each jar, combine 1/2 cup (40 g) of oats, 1 Tbsp (8 g) pumpkin seeds, 1 Tbsp (8 g) pecans, 1 cup (240 ml) plant-based milk, 1/2 tsp maple syrup, 1 pinch of salt, 1 pinch of cinnamon, and 1 pinch of ginger.
  2. Step 2
    Stir the ingredients in each jar. Close the jars tightly with lids. Put the airtight jars in the refrigerator at least overnight before eating and for up to 5 days.
  3. Step 3
    To serve, top with fresh fruit.

Substitions: Any seed or nut will do. Just be sure that you use a total of a generous 1/2 cup. I also love the combination of walnut and flaxseed