Happy fall! Since its finally starting to feel fall-ish in LA, I've been inspired to make and share some of my cold weather favorites.
When I think of fall, my mind goes right to things like warm scents, vanilla, hot cider, warm blankets, cinnamon and cloves. This time of year, I love foods that marry all of these scents and "feels".
Recently, a few people have asked me for good, quick breakfast options and, with it finally being fall and all, oatmeal seemed like a no-brainer. When it comes to oatmeal there are so many good recipes and the combinations are seemingly endless. I'm intrigued by the creativity that oatmeal lends the at-home cook. Have you seen these recipes for savory oatmeal lately?!
Since oatmeal is well-liked and easy, I thought it would be a great item to use for a quick, fall-inspired breakfast.
Berries & Spice Overnight Oats
9g Fat (GOOD fat from nuts and oatmeal)
1 cup oatmeal (I used Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oats)
1.5 cups almond milk
.5 tsp agave
pumpkin spice seasoning
1 tbsp fresh blueberries
1tbsp fresh blackberries
1 tsp chopped pecans
1 tbsp dried cranberries
Grab a 16oz mason jar or a 12oz+ food storage container.
In a separate container or bowl, mix almond milk, agave and pumpkin spice (to taste).
Pour almond milk mixture over oats.
Add all other ingredients (fruits and nuts), stacking like a parfait, until the jar is full.
Seal the jar with the lid and place in the refrigerator overnight.
The next morning, or whenever you're ready to enjoy your oatmeal (within 1-3 days, I suggest)...
Remove lid and place mason jar or container in microwave.
Heat for 2.5 minutes.
Carefully remove oatmeal from the microwave (mason jar will be hot!)
Enjoy from the jar or container -OR- serve in a bowl with even more toppings
Recipes makes 1 serving