Overnight Chia-Oat Cups

Two minutes at night can save you serious prep time for breakfast.

March 15, 2016
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Tec Petaja

These chia-oat cups might be the recipe I'm most excited about: They take two minutes to mix up; double easily; provide omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, and soluble fiber; and overnight become a thick and creamy bowl of heaven ready for you to eat when you're running out the door the next morning. 

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If you have picky eaters, otherwise known as children, try these. Mine are completely addicted. Jay is a bacon-and-eggs kind of guy, and even he loves these and has asked me how to make them when I've been out of town. You can throw in whatever you want, but below are my favorite variations.

Overnight Chia-Oat Cups
(Makes 1 serving)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup thick rolled oats
1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon real maple syrup

Directions:
In a glass container, combine the oats, almond milk, chia seeds, and maple syrup. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, give it a good stir and enjoy.

Variations:
Cinnamon Apple Delight: To the basic recipe, add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and half a small apple, diced.

Chocolate Almond Butter Cup: To the basic recipe, add an additional 1 teaspoon real maple syrup, 2 tablespoons almond butter, and 2 tablespoons dairy-free chocolate chips.

Adapted from Balancing in Heels