Healthy On-the Go Breakfast Recipe
There is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of oatmeal in the morning. For a quick and filling breakfast, I love soaking my oatmeal overnight. So there is no cooking required in a rushed morning. I usually heat it up and top with my favorite fruits, nut butter and any crunchies like granola and cacao nibs. This Fig Squash overnight oats recipe though, is by far my combination this fall. And it is gluten-free, all vegan and super easy to make.
Benefit of Chia Seeds
I love adding cinnamon and chia seeds to my overnight oats, smoothies or make a delicious chia jam. There are lots of benefit to these very accessible superfoods. You may be familiar that cinnamon can help stabilize blood sugar. But this warming fall spice has a lot more benefits to it. It is anti-inflammatory, rich in antioxidant, prevents candida,etc (Read more benefits of cinnamon here). Similarly, chia seeds, another little powerhouse, is packed with antioxidant. Check out more ways to enjoy chia with my Berry Chia Jam Recipe.
How to make this overnight oats recipe
Now, for this super easy and filling breakfast, all you need is some gluten-free oats, chia seeds and nut milk. Firstly, place 1/2 cup of oats, 1 tbsp of chia seeds and 1 cup of nut milk in a mason jar, add dashes of cinnamon and honey if you prefer sweeter taste. Then shake it well and leave it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, all you need is to heat it up or eat it cold in with your favorite toppings.
There are so many ways to top your overnight oats recipe! My staple is banana, berries and a dollop of nut butter! For fall themed bowl, I like to add some roasted delicata squash and fresh fig. I always roast lots of vegetables when I meal prep over the weekend. They come in handy as a filling snacks, delicious side dishes and once a while, overnight oats topping too! (See more meal prep ideas and direction on my story highlight “Meal Prep”)
This overnight oats recipe requires no cooking and it is super filling. It will for sure power you through the morning and kick the day off to a great start.
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- 1/2 cup gluten-free oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup nut milk
- Place all the ingredients in a container
- Seal tight, shake well, and place in the fridge overnight
- In the morning, heat it up or enjoy it cold
- Top with roasted delicata squash, fresh figs, and nut butter