Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Take One

In my attempt at making overnight oats!

If you do not know what overnight oats are then you don't really read many blogs. They are a big thing in the food bloggers world. Some of the blogs I follow eat them a lot- Kath Eats Real Food, Oh She Glows, and many others in my list. So here is what overnight oats are: uncooked oats that soak in the fridge overnight and then eaten with little prep in the morning. I was a bit weary with eating uncooked oats, but they soak up the liquid that is added and in a weird way "cook." They absorb a lot of the liquid you add to them. You also need to add another binder type of ingredient like chia seeds or flaxseeds.

So most recipes I found called for milk or a milk substitute as the main liquid source. Me being good old me doesn't really enjoy milk in the morning. Don't ask why, I am just like that. So I choose to use apple cider that I bought when I went apple picking and water. My idea was to make apple pie overnight oats and that is exactly what I did!

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

1/2 cup apple cider
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons flaxmeal
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 large apple
sprinkle of flaxseeds and extra cinnamon

The night before mix the water, apple cider, cinnamon, salt, flaxmeal, and the oats.

Place in a container and put in fridge.

Morning of, chop up the apple. To assemble start with some oats, top with a dash of cinnamon and some apples, then repeat and top with flaxseeds at the end.


I was unsure if the oats were going to be sweet enough, but the cider did add enough sweetness. Also I had used 1/2 cup cider and 1/2 cup oats, but this was too much liquid, so I decreased in the recipe for all of you. If you want hot oats, add some boiling water once you are ready to eat. I also took my oats out of the fridge a half hour or so before I was ready to eat them. They smelled and tasted like a prepackaged, quick oats apple cinnamon flavored.

I am most definitely making some overnight oats again!

Oh an I forget what blog I was looking at but I saw the cutest chocolate covered strawberries! I made some of my own:

Owls!! Adorable! And yummy. The original used almonds for the wings and feet, but I did not have any on hand so pecans to the rescue! Love! I dipped the tips of the white chocolate chips into the melted chocolate and used a peanut butter chip for the beaks. I loved them! And my mom was very jealous, and yes I was mean and kept them all for myself <3 =]

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