Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Gluten Free Overnight Oats

Today I am a guest blogger on Bob's Red Mill's blog! You can check out the blog here or read the post below along with additional photos.

Gluten Free: Overnight Oats

We all know that eating a breakfast is important to our health– from aiding in weight loss to helping kids stay energized through school. Yet most of us skip it. I try to eat a balanced breakfast but still find it hard sometimes to make a nutritious meal in the short amount of time I have in the morning. I also can get bored with the limited gluten and dairy free breakfast options.   

I love overnight oats because they are so simple to prepare and you can change the flavor profile easily with different mix-ins so you’ll never get bored.

If you have kids, turn them into an experiment after dinner. They’ll be so excited to test them in the morning and you’ll be happy to get them a filling breakfast.

Basic Overnight Oats
Adapted from Kath Eats Real Food
Serving size: 1-2

·  1 cup of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats
·  1 ¼ -1 ½ cups of coconut milk (use 1 ½ if you like your oats milkier)
·  2 tbsp agave syrup
·  1 tsp salt

Place oats and coconut milk into a container. Stir, cover and place in refrigerator. Let sit overnight.

Next morning, warm the oats in the microwave for 2 ½ to 3 minutes. Add in mix-ins.

PB&J Oats
Follow the basic overnight oats recipe. Mix in peanut butter and berries for a protein and fiber packed breakfast.

Cinnamon Blueberry Oats
Follow the basic overnight oats recipe. Sprinkle cinnamon and a few blueberries on top. For an extra treat crumble a blueberry muffin into the oats.

Additional Mix-ins
Fruit – berries, apples, bananas
Jams or jellies
Trail mix
Nuts and seeds
Maple syrup

PB&J Oats

Cinnamon Blueberry Oats