The beginning of Fall is my favorite time of year. However, with school back in session there’s very little time in the mornings to waste. Fortunately, thanks to Overnight Oats we can still enjoy a wholesome breakfast before we have to head out the door.
Oats are whole grains. Whole grains = real food that is good for us. (Oats are rich in dietary fiber and can help reduce cholesterol.) And not only are they good for us, but they taste great, too!
Oats are an incredibly versatile whole grain. You can use them to make oatmeal cookies, granola bars, as a topping for coffee cakes, in cobblers, granola, bread, pancakes, muffins – you get the idea. Today I am going to share with you a simple recipe for Overnight Maple French Oats. It’s my homage to French Toast, sans the toast or gluten.
For Overnight Maple French Oats, I have combined the flavors that go into making classic French toast – nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup.
I like to use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats as the base because they are sourced gluten free and packaged in Bob’s Red Mill’s 100 % gluten free facility. For those following a gluten free diet, they can enjoy them knowing that they are tested every step of the way to ensure their gluten free status. Plus, they are kiln roasted which gives them a wholesome flavor.
Here’s my simple recipe for Overnight Maple French Oats – I hope you enjoy it!
Measure 1 cup of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Oats into a measuring cup. Add 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg and stir.
Overnight Maple French Oats
- 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Roll Oats
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- 1 cup vanilla flavored almond or soy milk
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- Toasted pecans, chopped (optional)
- Combine oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large mug.
- Stir in milk of choice and maple syrup.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Top with chopped pecans prior to eating, if desired.
Overnight Maple French Oats can be enjoyed cold or heated (just microwave them for 40-60 seconds on HIGH or until desired temperature). If you like pecans, toast some chopped pecans at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, allow them to cool, and then store in an airtight container or zip top bag. You can do this the night before and then top the oats just before eating.
We tend to have so many jobs now, such as chauffeur, cook, maid, nurse, businesswoman, and about a thousand other titles. We have to take care of ourselves so that we can take care of our loved ones. Be sure to start your day with a good breakfast.
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Here’s another delicious recipe that features Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour – Easy No-Bake Holiday Fruit Tart: