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
- 8g Protein
- 9g Fat (GOOD fat from nuts and oatmeal)
- 30g carbs
- 9g fiber
- 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.
- Add oatmeal.
- 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