For the majority of last year, my dad often made overnight oats in glass tupperware for every person in our household. Talk about convenience, right? Every morning there was a container of breakfast ready to go to work with me. Although I am a creature of habit and am usually capable of eating the same foods over and over again without tiring of them, the overnight oats, unfortunately, started to get quite boring. Imagine eating the same breakfast every weekday morning for over a year. Yeah, you’d get tired of it too, no matter how good it tasted.
Recently I had some leftover date puree and decided to play around with a new overnight oats recipe. It was time to make some changes to my breakfast. Using the same base as my dad’s oats recipe, I used a 1/4 cup of quick oats, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of date puree, and for fun, I decided to throw in a tablespoon of chocolate chips. Who can say no to chocolate for breakfast? Not me! As always, peanut butter and chocolate go well together. If you prefer a different nut butter, use it!
- ¼ cup of quick oats
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter or any nut butter
- 1 tablespoon of date puree (10 pitted dates and ⅔ cup of water) or honey
- ⅓ to ½ cup almond milk/milk of choice
- First make the date puree: Boil the 10 pitted dates in ⅔ cup of water for about 30 minutes.
- Mix the ingredients together in a container or jar of your choice. Make sure that the nut butter is evenly dispersed in the oats. Refrigerate the oats for about 2 hours or overnight. It'll be ready once it has thickened to a puddling like texture.
Lightly sweetened, decadent, creamy, and pudding-like, the oatmeal is the perfect breakfast to make the night before, and grab and go the day after.
Along with trying to develop new recipes, I’ve also been trying to improve my photography skills. Using a real camera is a lot more difficult than using my phone! My photos might start looking different and a bit strange, but hopefully they’ll look more ‘artistic’ soon. Hope you all had a great Thursday and go ahead and try out this oats recipe. Through experience, I’m telling you that it’s incredibly convenient to have breakfast ready to go in the morning.