Happy new year! We made it to 2017! This is going to be a good year, I can just feel it.
What do I foresee for So Much Yum?
- Lots more new recipes of plant-based yumminess
- Lots more clever anecdotes to go along with the new recipes (…at least I think they’re clever…)
- Lots more awkward Instagram Stories of my morning workouts in our front entryway (the only place where my jumping doesn’t disturb our downstairs neighbors, ha ha)
- Lots more connecting with YOU, my wonderful readers!
I’ve decided to start 2017 the way I believe any year (or day) should start – with OATMEAL.
Hands down, oatmeal is absolutely my favorite food. No competition. Well, (vegan) ice cream + donuts are right up there, but I think I’d get tired of them if I ate them every.
But oatmeal. Oatmeal can and DOES get eaten every day.
Therefore, So Much Yum is starting the new year with oatmeal because it rocks! And I will eternally be grateful for the blessing that it brings to the world.
Simplicity is one thing I want to focus more on this year – with the possessions in our home, with my life in general, and with the So Much Yum recipes.
Simple recipes are always welcome recipes, yes?
With that in mind, let’s get going with this simple overnight oats recipe!
This recipe is made with non-fussy ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen. Huzzah!
Rolled oats, chia seeds, banana, almond milk, agave, cinnamon, salt.
There’s one completely optional ingredient that you might not have – The Natural Citizen Organic Digest – but no worries at all if you don’t have it and don’t want it! These overnight oats can be made just the same without it! I love mixing it into my daily oats so I included it.
Overnight oats are so great for mornings when you don’t have time to fiddle around in your kitchen making a fancy breakfast. They’re filling, nutritious, super tasty, and awesomely customizable! Perfect fuel to start your day! And an excellent vehicle for toppings, which I’m all about these days.
Since these oats do taste reminiscent of banana bread, you can really enhance the overall experience by adding some sassy banana bread-esque toppings. Extra banana slices, a drizzle of nut butter (…or multiple nut butters…), and a not-too-crazy granola that gives crunch but that won’t overpower the banana bread flavors.
Or do what I did and get Purely Elizabeth Banana Nut Butter granola to pump up the banana bread-y goodness even more! Because more banana bread-y goodness is always a good decision.
The method for these oats is a breeze – add all the ingredients to a bowl, mix well, then seal and refrigerate overnight. In the morning they’ll be ready for your glorious toppings and to fuel you for whatever the day brings!
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ ripe banana
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp maple syrup or agave
- ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp Natural Citizen Organic Digest powder (optional)
- 1 ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- Add all ingredients except almond milk to a bowl and mash until well combined. Add almond milk and stir until fully incorporated and mixture begins to thicken slightly, about 1 minute.
- Seal in an airtight container and refrigerate overnight, or at least 4 hours.
- When ready to serve, layer with non-dairy yogurt (optional) and/or add desired toppings. Then enjoy!