Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Oats
Updated: Jul 28
Breakfast has long been thought to be 'the most important meal of the day'. Whether true or not, you'll be ready for anything after enjoying this heart-healthy, protein-packed meal!
Recently my basically-a-toddler daughter has decided she enjoys throwing her food like a torpedo at our dog, who thankfully eats everything (don't worry, we're smart with what we feed both of them) so there's minimal clean-up... but, she'll toss things without even trying them, and it's maddening!
My husband loves to make her a delicious quiche, with spinach, broccoli, onions, honey ham, and cheese, which she normally loves. As of this past week, she's chucked it harder than a 1.5 year old should be able to throw anything, and it's driving me nuts. So, one morning as I was enjoying my Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Oats, such an event occurred. I didn't have much else readily available to feed her, and I'd never tried overnight oats for her before. She's had cooked oatmeal, which she wasn't crazy about, so I had my reservations about how this would go.
I put a tablespoon-size lump of my oats on her plate, minus the raisins. I hesitantly watched as she stared at the oats, her pouty lips poking out, trying to decide whether she should gingerly put a tiny finger or two into this mound of goo to see what it felt like. She did just that, and while looking at me, tasted the oats. Her fingers came out of her mouth with a 'POP', and the next thing she said was, 'YUM'. The rest is history! Now, it's a sure thing that she'll eat all of her overnight oats, which is so nice to have in my arsenal.
I will say, if you plan to feed these to your little ones, please make them their own, and leave out any chunks of raisins or nuts! They are choking hazards. Also, cinnamon causes a dermatological reaction on their skin, and can make it red and irritated (and scare you half to death), so better to leave the cinnamon out as well for the teeny kiddos.
Recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Oats
Breakfast is no sweat with these easy, delicious overnight oats. They take less than 5 minutes to throw together, keep you full for hours, and are naturally heart-healthy!
What could be better to start your day with?
Time: < 5 minutes to prep, 8+ hours until ready
Difficulty: very easy
For the Oats
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
2 Tbsp raisins
1 Tbsp hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 Tbsp maple syrup or 1/2 tsp splenda
1 1/2 cups nut milk (or 1 cup nut milk, 1/2 cup water)
1. Place all ingredients except for milk or water in a mason jar or container with an air tight seal. If you're feeding overnight oats to small children under 2, take note to leave out the raisins, nuts, seeds, and cinnamon.
2. Add nut milk and/or water until almost to the top of the jar. Seal tightly, shake thoroughly, and store in refrigerator overnight.
3. Enjoy the next morning!
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