Everyone knows how I feel about breakfast! I could eat it 3 times a day…
This is my new ️overnight oatmeal recipe and it’s so good! Best of all, it takes very little time to prepare because you only boil the oats for a few minutes, add the other ingredients and the rest happens while you’re sleeping.
I’ve topped mine with a dollop of plan, full-fat Greek yogurt which I do well with occasionally.
The key here is preparation – with your grains, using a soaked or sprouted grain keeps them gentle on your stomach, and with dairy fermented does the same thing in helping to partially break down the hard-to digest lactose.
To read more about these food preparation methods and how they benefit us, click here for a great blog post that covers it.
Apple Spice Overnight Oatmeal
Yield: 2-3 servings
You will need: measuring cups and spoons, saucepan, lid, wooden spoon, knife, cutting board
3/4 cups oat groats
2 cups water
1/2 cup almond milk (or other milk)
1/4-1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 Apple, diced
cinnamon & nutmeg – about 1/2 tsp each
1. Pour water and oats into a medium sized pot and bring the water to boil.
2. Boil for 1-3 min and remove from heat. transfer to a container (one you can pop in the fridge with a lid is great) add applesauce, almond milk, Apple, spices.
3. Allow it to sit and cool briefly, then cover and refrigerate.
I usually let mine soak ️overnight but 6-8 hours is all you need.
4. Stir it up, you’ve got delicious ️overnight oatmeal. The liquid will absorb into the oats, making it gentle on your tummy and packed with fiber and antioxidants.
For more about overnight oats, oat groats and how to properly prepare this special, nutrient-dense grain, read this blog post: Overnight Oatmeal: How to Enjoy Grains the Healthy Way