Chia Raspberry Overnight Oatmeal

26 Sep

My Oma and Opa never let me leave their house empty-handed. It IS their job to spoil me, after all, and they do a wonderful job of it! Combining Opa’s gardening skills, with Oma’s baking, I also never leave there hungry 🙂 A recent visit to them left me with two large containers of freshly-picked raspberries and some tasty streusel cake.

Well, the cake didn’t survive long, but the raspberries, oh I’m savoring those! I’ve been playing with this oatmeal recipe all week, and finally settled on the right combination. The first version used PB2, but that was too much with the raspberries. The second version used almond extract and had no sweetener in it, which made it bland and not all that great. But this version. Oh this version is perfect.

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The chia seeds add a wonderful gelatinous texture, along with a high fiber and protein count. The less-than-one-serving of oats gives you just the right amount of carbs. The coconut and maple syrup provide the sweetness with a tropical punch to it. And the raspberries, in their tart, flavorful gloriousness, make this breakfast perfect. They break apart when you stir them in and still manage to pop in your mouth when you take a spoonful. If you’re lucky enough to procure such amazing berries, or even if you have a frozen bag of them, you need to make this right now. You’ll have a scrumptious, health-packed breakfast ready for tomorrow – it only takes two minutes to mix this up!

Chia Raspberry Overnight Oatmeal

Serves 1

  • 1/3 C old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 C unsweetened soymilk
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (Grade B)
  • 12-15 fresh raspberries (frozen would be ok too)

Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl with a lid. Stir in milk, water and maple syrup. Top with berries.

Cover with lid and let sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, stir the berries into the oatmeal and enjoy! You could heat this up in the microwave, but it’s pretty good cold.

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4 Responses to “Chia Raspberry Overnight Oatmeal”

  1. Marjory @ Dinner-Mom September 26, 2014 at 6:41 am #

    As a certified oatmeal eater every morning, I really love this recipe! It doesn’t get any easier than this!

    • xtinaluvspink September 26, 2014 at 7:04 am #

      Right? I’m all for stove-top oatmeal, but weekdays just don’t allow for it. This is a good solution 🙂 And it really does taste like cake!

  2. Strength and Sunshine September 26, 2014 at 7:08 am #

    I have been craving overnight oats lately! I need to make some 🙂

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