I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but when I like something new, I become pretty obsessed with it. When I discovered the different things that could be done with zucchini, I wanted zucchini all the time. When I found out how cool it was to stuff squash, I wanted to stuff every variety of squash out there.
Well, my newest obsession is overnight oats. I love them! I want to eat them everyday. And the cool thing about them, is that you can flavor them any way you want. I love experimenting, so I tried out some flavor combinations and I came up with something AMAZING!
I call them….
Almond Joy Overnight Oats! They taste just like you’re eating an almond joy. Seriously. Like, for real.
Here’s the recipe.
Almond Joy Overnight Oats
1/4 cup steel cut oats
1 Tbs chia seeds
1 Tbs cocoa powder
2 Tbs PB2
1/2 to 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 or 2 squirts of liquid stevia (depending on how sweet you like it)
4-5 drops of coconut extract
Mix everything together really well in a small bowl or cup. Cover and then refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, you just take them out of the refrigerator and let them sit for maybe 5 minutes just to take the chill off. If they’re too thick, you can add a couple splashes of almond milk. And if needed, you can add a couple more drops of coconut extract, depending on how strong you want the coconut flavor. Then you eat them.
The most important part of this recipe is the steel cut oats. You HAVE to use steel cut in this recipe for it to taste like you’re truly eating an almond joy. The steel cut oats are chewier, so when combined with the coconut extract and cocoa, it resembles the texture of the coconut from an almond joy. Yummy!
Another thing that makes the overnight oats so great is the chia seeds. Chia seeds really do make you feel full, so I think they’re a perfect add in for the oats.
This is a great breakfast for me because it keeps me full for at least a few hours and it’s only 300 calories. If you haven’t tried overnight oats, this is a perfect recipe for you to try. It’s easy, healthy, and most importantly, it’s delicious! 🙂