Hey guys! I am very excited to share today’s post with you! Side note.. I know I say that every time but this time I really am lol! I’ve been wanting to step up the recipe game on the blog for a while now and have a few that I’ve been working on in the last few months. They are all super simple and HEALTHY!
Today’s post is all about almond butter. If you know me well you know I could literally eat a whole container in one sitting 😛 but that’s not advised so I like to sneak more in whenever I can! Now I LOVE almonds and anything that uses it… almond milk, almond meal.. etc I even have a kickass trail mix recipe with them that will be coming shortly as well!
My love for all things almond is really showcased in this recipe as its the star flavor that comes through. I came up with this overnight oat recipe after playing around with different combinations and fell in love! You can make it with other nut butters like cashew, brazil nut, sunflower or peanut butter.
This is the perfect grab and go breakfast/lunch/snack and you make it the night before so its super easy! I especially love this on cardio days when I want a little more substance after my workout. I love that I can eat it on my way to work or out and about. Plus a mason jar makes anything taste a million times better right 😉 lol!
On to the recipe!
This is all you will need for the overnight oats. As I stated in my recovery smoothie recipe (which is here if you want to take a look!), I try to always go organic and I also stay away from dairy and gluten. My body doesn’t tolerate those two good but I’ve found great options that allow me to still enjoy while cutting that out.
First you want a clean mixing bowl and you want to add 1/2 cup of almond milk or a milk of your choice.
Next comes the almond butter <3 Again feel free to use any nut butter of your choice. You will add 2 tbs into the bowl.
Then 1 tbs of maple syrup will also be added. You should try and get Grade B maple syrup whenever you can because it’s more nutrient dense. My Whole Foods was completely out when I got this otherwise that’s what would be used, but Grade A is totally fine too – again personal preference 🙂
Now this is my little extra that I add in for more of a nuttier flavor and because you know I love my flaxseed! I basically add this to anything I can and once I added it to the oats I loved them even more! This is a total add in you do not need to add if you don’t want to 🙂 I add in 1/2 tbs.
Next is chia seed. This is the “binding” that will make the oats and all the other goodness combine over night. The chia seeds once submerged in liquid will expand and create a gelatin like substance – don’t worry it won’t taste or have that texture because of what else you’ve mixed it with. Add in 1-2 tbs to the mix.
Stir all that goodness up! You can leave it a little thicker so you get swirls of almond butter in your oats 🙂
Next add in 1/2 cup of rolled oats. I love Bob’s Red Mill baking products if you’re looking for quality organic ingredients! Again I was out of that but any rolled oat will do!
Now fold those oats into the mixture.
Once the oats are folded in spoon the mixture into a mason jar or any other air tight container.
Pat the top of the mixture down into the container so its super tight! Then put in your fridge overnight or at least for 7-8 hrs so the chia seed can expand.
Then enjoy the next day after a workout or when you’re running out the door!