creamy overnight chia oats (dairy free)

 

is it just me or does life seem ten times busier the second spring hits? maybe it is because as the weather warms up & the sun stays out longer i feel like i am supposed to be outside doing things & getting stuff done! whereas in the winter i am perfectly content staying cozy in front of the TV with hot cup of tea. with more projects on the go these days, i am opting for much more simple meals & desserts in the kitchen! recipes with not a lot of prep work involved or recipes i can prepare before bed, like these overnight chia oats! they take no more then five minutes to mix up & come morning you will have a healthy breakfast waiting for you. i love topping mine with the fresh fruit & berries in season. we are going to plant some blackberry bushes next week so i can't wait to see how those go.. freshly picked berries everyday!

this particular recipe is kind of a cross between over night oats & chia seed pudding. two very similar dishes i opted to use both oats & chia in my morning breakfast bowl! instead of milk, i used nutpods dairy free creamer. we almost never have regular milk in the house as i am a nut milk addict! nutpods is my go to creamer for coffee in the mornings but i also like to use it in my baking too. it helped make these overnight oats so creamy & delicious, while still being healthy. nutpods is made from heart-healthy almonds & mct-rich coconuts. they come in a variety of flavours but i stuck to the unsweetened original for this recipe as i prefer to add in my own flavours when recipe developing! i go over the border to get my fill of nutpods (a luxury i have living across from niagara falls, new york), but this month they will be available online for canadians too! yay! happy may friends:)

ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups nutpods original creamer
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • fresh berries, for serving

directions

  • in a large mixing bowl add the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon & nutmeg. stir until combined.
  • pour in the nutpods creamer, honey & vanilla. mix well.
  • divide amongst 4 glass jars (i used weck jars) & let rest overnight covered in the fridge.
  • top with fresh berries, a sprinkle of cinnamon & enjoy!