Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Overnight Caramel and Raspberry Oats!

Here is another fabulous take on overnight oatmeal. I purchased whole grain rolled oats for a change. When cooked on the stove top they are more creamier compared to regular old fashioned oats. I figured the rolled oats would make for a great overnight oat concoction. I recently won a giveaway that included coupons for free Oikos Greek yogurt on the chocolate and/or caramel variety. I wanted to incorporate the caramel Greek yogurt into my oats for a sweeter and milkier texture. I also decided to add some fresh raspberries to the bunch to meld the flavors together overnight. In the morning my oats were very thick and creamy. I topped it with salted cashews, raw pepita and sunflower seeds, and unsweetened coconut. This was absolutely delicious. I savored this breakfast because I know once the weather starts to cool off, I'll be craving hot oats instead.

Overnight Caramel and Raspberry Oats By Fallon


1/4 cup-1/2 cup whole grain rolled oats (I used Bob's Redmill gluten free variety)
1/2 serving Oikos Greek Yogurt Caramel
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp ground golden flaxseed
1 tsp chia seeds
Pinch of sea salt
Handful of fresh raspberries
Toppings (optional): unsweetened coconut, raw pepita seeds, raw sunflower seeds, and salted cashews

In a bowl or jar combine the yogurt, milk, flaxseed, chia seeds, and salt. Next add in the oats and mix till well combined. Add more liquid if you want it soupier. It will thicken up in the morning. Top with fresh raspberries and set in the fridge overnight.

In the morning add toppings and enjoy!

The salted cashews with the creamy caramel yogurt, YUM!

So easy. This is one of the best breakfasts to have when you can't have any fuss in the morning. It is very healthy and will keep you full for hours. The raspberries and caramel is a good combination. It was sweet, buttery, creamy, salty, crunchy and tart. Plus you can't beat the health benefits from the flaxseed and chia seeds. I almost felt like I was eating dessert for breakfast, but I knew this was a much better option for me!

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Enjoy the oats!


Katrina said...

Yum! I didn't know there was such a thing as whole grain oats.
So when people make overnight oats, do they always eat them cold?

Fallon said...

Of course!