Maple Pecan Overnight Oats

What exactly are “overnight oats?” Just what they sound like. Oats. That are made overnight. While you sleep! So if you’re not a morning person, or you’re just a plan ahead kind of person – stick around. This post is made just. for. you.

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Overnight oats are pretty much the easiest thing to make there is. I used to hear people talk about overnight oats and think that it meant there would be some sort of something I had to do with in the night. Well, that’s partially true. At night you do have to put a bunch of stuff in a jar. But then you know what? You put a cover on the jar and put it in the refrigerator. When you wake up, you open the fridge and eat. So easy right?

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I like to play around with different types of overnight oats by adding different items to the mix. If you’re a purist – oats and almond (or any milk) all by itself will still be hearty and delicious. I like to go with various additions, like raspberry and banana or blueberries and almonds. This time around, with the weather still not entirely spring-like, I went for a maple pecan version. Because, well why not?

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Maple Pecan Overnight Oats

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Time: 5 minutes - plus overnight time in fridge while you sleep
  • Difficulty: beyond easy
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What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • dash cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg

What You’ll Do:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a mason jar or other sealable container.
  2. Put it in the refrigerator. Go to bed.
  3. Get up and eat. So easy, right? Enjoy!

 

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10 responses to “Maple Pecan Overnight Oats

  1. I tried making overnight oats with yogurt and I did not really enjoy it. I think I’m going to try yours though. Maybe just simple almond milk will make the difference!

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