Strawberry Cake Batter Overnight Oats

I used to skip breakfast, solely because I am not a morning person {at all}.  Just getting myself ready and out the door on time is a small victory each day!  My husband will wake up and eat breakfast at our dining room table, but I find ways to maximize my sleep in the morning so I can get up in just enough time to make it to work. I can’t be the only person that’s like this?!

Once I learned the importance of eating breakfast, I made it a priority to eat something in the morning that will jumpstart my body and metabolism. My desire to get in a few extra minutes of sleep led me on a quest to find healthy, quick breakfasts that I could even take with me. After having what seemed like a million KIND bars, I was ready for some variety… cue: overnight oats!

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I have to admit, I have not always been an oatmeal fan. I enjoy baked oatmeal, but the texture of traditional oatmeal was always a deterrent for me. I recently tried overnight oats, and I am hooked! What’s better than a hearty meal that I can grab out of our refrigerator and eat cold or warm up for a filling breakfast? I love the possibilities of flavor for overnight oats. And my newest discovery? Cake Batter Overnight Oats {because what is better than the flavor of cake batter?}.

The basis of overnight oats is 1/2 cup of oatmeal (usually old fashioned oats) and 1/2 cup liquid. From there, you can add different spices, fruits and flavorings to personalize the flavor and sweetness of your oats.  My absolute favorite fruit is strawberry, so I thought I would make my own strawberry “cake” flavor. And, I’m extremely happy with the results, especially the fact I can prepare this ahead of time and keep it in my fridge for about 3 days.

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For best results, try making your overnight oats in a 1 pint mason jar. Combine the oatmeal, milk of your choice, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and strawberries in the jar and stir until mixed. Add additional 1 scoop of protein powder for additional protein. Or, try a flavored protein, such as the Whole Foods Plant Based Fit Protein – Vanilla Cinnamon in place of the maple syrup for sweetness with less sugar grams. Cover with the lid and store in the fridge overnight. Before eating, add extra toppings as desired (such as almonds, additional fruit, flaxseeds, etc) and either eat cold or warm in the microwave for 45 seconds.  Enjoy!

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Strawberry Cake Batter Overnight Oats
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • ¼- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • Protein powder and other toppings as desired
  • 1 pint mason jar
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in your jar with an additional 1 scoop of protein powder as desired. Stir until mixed.
  2. Cover with the lid and store in the fridge overnight.
  3. Before eating, add extra toppings as desired.
  4. Eat cold or warm in the microwave for 45 seconds.

 

 

 

 

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