I am so excited to introduce…
OVERNIGHT OATMEAL WEEK!
That’s right. For the next 7 days you’re going to get an overnight oat recipe each day + a fun fact about yours truly. Why did I choose overnight oatmeal for this series? Because I am an oatasauras rex.
No but freals, ask any of my friends what I’m passionate about and oatmeal will be in my top ten…right behind peanut butter. Oats are something I eat daily. I love their versatility, their power to make me poop (yes, I said it), and their minimal cost! One of my all time favorite things to do during summertime is make overnight oats!
If you’ve never heard of overnight oats, it’s a way to eat oatmeal without ever cooking the oats! You let your oats and mix-ins soak overnight so that it’s easy to digest in the morning. Cold oats? Uh- it actually rocks. Once you try OO, you’ll never go back…until it’s the dead of winter and you need something warm to warm your soul.
I am kicking off this magnificent series with MOOSE TRACKS OVERNIGHT OATS.
You read that right. Moosetracks Overnight Oats, fully equipped with a fudgey swirl AND cookie dough pieces.
You’re not going to believe how unbelievable this recipe tastes AND that it’s actually healthy for you!
The fudge swirl– UHM, to die for.
Moose Tracks Overnight Oats
Nutrition for the Healthy Cookie Dough Bites (for 6 bites): Nutrition Information (16 servings): 122 calories | 13g carbs | 5g sugar | 8g fat | 3g protein
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: serves 2
For the Overnight Vanilla Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 3/4 – 1 cup milk, any kind (I used skim)*
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Fudge
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
For the Overnight Oats
- Place all ingredients in a medium-size tupperware and mix until combined. Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight!
- In the morning, check the consistency of your oats. If you like things a little less thick, add a few more tablespoons of milk. Then, swirl with fudge and top with Healthy Cookie Dough Bites.
For the Fudge
- Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl.
If you don’t like your oats super thick, use 1 cup of milk instead of 3/4 cup. Note that you can always add more milk the morning off to thin things out!
- Serving Size: 1/2
- Calories: 309
- Sugar: 10
- Sodium: 103
- Fat: 12
- Carbohydrates: 43
- Fiber: 9
- Protein: 11
As part of this series, I decided I was going to share one interesting fact with you guys each day.
Fact #1: I HATE staying up late.
Let me rephrase that. I’m a morning person 😀 When I was younger, I was always the first one up in the Hersh household. Did you know that normal TV programming doesn’t start until 6AM and all you’re going to get until then is infomercials. Let’s just say I had a long list of items I wanted to buy one day such as Oxyclean, Hairagami, and the Magic Bullet (which I actually own). Even throughout college, I was always the first one asleep. My roommates would be throwing a raging party and I’d hit the pillow at like 10:30PM #sorrynotsorry. To this day I can’t stand staying up late. It’s the worst when your friends want to meet up at 10PM. PEOPLE, can’t we just shift our night 3 hours so we can all be home in our footy pajamas sleeping at 10PM? I love having the morning to myself though. Blake sleeps in on the weekend, so Saturday mornings from 6AM – 9AM are so peaceful.
Are you a morning person or night owl?