Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Apple-Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Everybody has those days that are especially busy. Whether it be a weekday where work, social life, and adult responsibilities all pile up or a weekend day where there just too many errands to run.
For me, Wednesday is that day. Of all of the project teams I am on they ALL meet weekly on Wednesdays. This means meeting after meeting, deliverable after deliverable, and new assignment after new assignment.
It’s important that I always start my morning off right to make sure I tackle the day flawlessly (well…. as flawless as possible).
I have a favorite little corner that I sneak away to drink my tea, organize my agenda and to-do list for the day, and gather my thoughts. It’s a perfect place away from the pinging of my email and phone to start the day off right.
The other important thing is BREAKFAST! Overnight oats have become my absolute fav fav fav when it comes to breakfast because they take about 5 minutes prep time the night before and they’re ready to grab and go as soon as you need them.
Today I’ll share with you this week’s favorite recipe (yes, I’m that person that will eat the same thing over and over until I’m sick with it and then move to the next): Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats!
First, grab a Mason Jar or Tupperware container and fill it with 1 cup of oats (I used Trader Joes Old Fashioned Organic Oats).
Next, add ¾ cup of milk (almond, soy, cashew, or cow). I use unsweetened Silk cashew milk because I prefer my oats to not be too sweet, but if you’re a sugar fan I would use sweetened or vanilla milk, or add a teaspoon of stevia. I also like how thick cashew milk is but with only 35 calories.
Add 1 tablespoon of McCormick cinnamon.
Cut up an apple into chunks. I used extra-large McIntosh because I prefer how these crisp red apples pair with cinnamon (think: apple pie at thanksgiving).
Add the apples.
Close the mason jar (or Tupperware) and shake all of the ingredients together.
Put the jar in the fridge overnight.
Finally, add chopped walnuts (or pecans based on preference) to the oats and enjoy! (Note: can be served hot or cold, but I usually just eat them cold straight from the fridge!)
There you have the absolute easiest, quickest, and most delicious way to do breakfast! Not to mention it is EXTREMELY cost efficient! Stay tuned for some of my other favorite overnight oats recipes (teaser: chocolate/peanut butter/banana, blueberry pie, and ‘nutella’!)