Mar 28, 2015

Triple-Chocolate Almondy Blueberry Overnight Oats (Vegan!)

This is sooooooo delicious.

I am not exaggerating when I say that I have never had a bowl of oatmeal before. I have tried eating oatmeal only once, and never got past the first gross, mushy half-spoonful. The only oatmeal I have ever enjoyed was baked oatmeal, which was dry.

Now, miraculously, this is my favorite breakfast ever.

Triple-Chocolate Almond-y Blueberry Overnight Oats (V)

1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tsp. cacao (or cocoa) powder
1/2 Tbsp. vegan mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)
1/2 Tbsp. raw cacao nibs
1/2 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 Tbsp. dried wild blueberries*
6 Tbsp. soy milk
1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
1/4 tsp. almond extract

Combine all the ingredients, whisking until the cocoa is incorporated well. Throw in the fridge overnight. Eat straight from the fridge in the morning. I guess you could heat it up, but gross, don't. It's delicious cold.

This fits perfectly in those adorable squat 1-cup mason jars.

*Dried wild blueberries: The brand I use is Steve's Paleogoods because they are sweetened with apple juice concentrate instead of sugar. Also dried wild blueberries are usually smaller than regular ones, which I like for this recipe, as they do plump up a little overnight.

Lazy Girl Tip: I like to pre-mix several of these babies at a time, combining only the dry ingredients in mason jars. Then the night before I want the oatmeal (which is every night), I take a jar, add the wet ingredients and refrigerate.


P.S. At the time of this photo, the Ghirardelli chips were vegan. Sadly they no longer are, so I now use Enjoy Life, which are just as good!)