Breakfast won’t get easier than these easy Apple Pie Overnight Oats with Grains of Paradise! You only need 5 minutes of prep time and no cooking for a hearty and delicious breakfast!
Thank you to Raw Spice Bar for providing the giveaway for today’s post!
Have you jumped on the Overnight Oats bandwagon yet? I will admit that I was hesitant. Not that the sound of a recipe that seriously takes less than 5 minutes to make, no cooking is required, and is ready to go at a moment’s notice doesn’t sound appealing. Because it totally does. The truth was – cold oats sound gross. Have you ever made one of those instant oatmeal packets that just instantly turns into a ball of mushy glue? I was kind of imagining that, only cold. Not exactly appetizing, huh?
Luckily for everyone – Overnight Oats are not at all what I envisioned! A chill in the fridge turns these oats into an ultra creamy treat that is perfect for busy breakfasts or afternoon snacks.
Instead of spicing my “Apple Pie” inspired oats only with traditional spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, etc – I also decided to add a fun element that you might not have heard of. Grains of Paradise! It has kind of a woodsy, slightly spiced, warm flavor that will slightly remind you of black pepper with a hint of lemon, a splash of something reminiscent of cardamom and clove. If you close your eyes and eat one, you will seriously think you are walking through a dense forest on a summer afternoon. It’s heavenly. Don’t worry about buying a crazy spice you will only use once, either – this will also pair perfectly with fish, grilled steaks, marinated veggies and pretty much everything you put it in. You can find it in speciality food stores.
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This easy breakfast is perfect for busy mornings! Five minutes of work and no cooking!
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 TBSP chia seeds
1 tsp ground flax seed
1/2 cup milk (any kind of you have is fine!)
1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
1/4 tsp apple pie spice
1/4 tsp grains of paradise
1/2 apple, chopped
In a clean mason jar, layer the oats, milk, chia seeds, and flax seeds and vanilla greek yogurt, apple pie spice and grains of paradise. Don’t stir, just layer them in.
Screw the lid on tight and place in the fridge for 6-8 hours (overnight).
Add 1/2 of a an apple, diced, on top.
Stir and enjoy!
- You can add in the diced apple to the top before you place in the fridge, or right before you are ready to eat. The choice is yours!
- You can eat this cold, straight from the fridge, or you can warm it up in the microwave!