Monday, April 10, 2023

Overnight Oats with Chia and Fruit

I've enjoyed overnight oats with chia for quite a while, but I found this combination of fruits to be the best! Blue Bottle Coffee in San Francisco makes their vegan overnight oat and chia cup with coconut milk and this combination of fruits. They also make an incredible cup of coffee! Here's my best approximation of their tasty breakfast oatmeal cup.  


1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup milk or milk alternative, I used soy milk
1/4 cup yogurt or yogurt alternative, I used cashew milk plain yogurt
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 Tbs honey
2 tsp chia seeds
1 Tbs dried cranberries, chopped
1 Tbs dried apricots, chopped
1 Tbs dried and sweetened pineapple, chopped (or 1/4 cup chopped fresh pineapple)
1/4 cup chopped fresh orange slices


Mix the oats, milk and yogurt, vanilla, honey, and chia seeds together and stir until combined. Mix in the dried fruit and let everything chill overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning, add the fresh ingredients, either on top of the oats or mix them in. I like this cold, right from the frig, but if you like your oatmeal hot, you can heat this up for a quick minute or so in the microwave. 

Stealthy Cooking Tip: When you find a combination of foods that's new and exciting to you, try to remember it and incorporate it into your cooking. I used my phone to take a photo of the ingredients, so I would remember the combination of fruits that I felt make this rendition of overnight oats so special. 

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