Have you ever seen such a gorgeous, hearty-looking parfait?
Because this is totally a make-ahead-able recipe, I'm going to try preparing it on Sunday night, portioning it out into little jars, and enjoying throughout the week as a grab-and-go breakfast. I suggest you do the same :)
Cherry Chia Jam Overnight Oats
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Makes 4 servings.
What You'll Need
For the overnight oats:
1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1½ cups unsweetened almond milk (or nut milk of your choice)
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons cocoa nibs (optional)
chopped cherries & chopped almonds (for garnish)
For the cherry chia jam:
2 cups fresh sweet cherries, pitted and de-stemmed
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or more, to taste
3 tablespoons chia seeds
To Make Cherry Chia Jam:
1. In a high-powered blender, combine the pitted, de-stemmed cherries and maple syrup. Blend for a minute or two, until the mixture is smooth.
2. Transfer to an airtight container; stir in chia seeds. Cover, and let chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
So now you've got your fruity, all-natural chia jam. On to the oats...
To Make Overnight Oats:
1. Combine rolled oats, almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and cocoa nibs in an airtight container. Gently whisk ingredients together.
2. Refrigerate mixture for at least 8 hours – preferably overnight.
You're all set! Now, once everything has had time to chill overnight...
Assemble Your Masterpiece!
Layer oats and jam in small serving jars. Garnish with chopped cherries and almonds. Enjoy!
See how simple it is to make a delicious, nutritious (and did I mention GORGEOUS) breakfast? No excuses for not eating a healthy, wholesome breakfast this week! ^.^
Enjoy, everybody! And for more delicious healthy breakfasts, check out these awesome cards by some pretty cool Vinglers: