Hojicha Overnight Oats

 


We recently went through quite a heatwave in the Seattle area. If you live in the Pacific Northwest you know all about it!  On Monday temperatures reached 108 degrees where I live, which is unheard of in this part of the country. So my ritual of hot tea was quickly replaced day after day with delicious cold brew tea made in my fridge. Our cooking habits changed too. We ate lots of food that didn't require the heat of an oven - or any heat at all. For breakfast, I often made a smoothie and I also discovered a new favorite which will become part of my breakfast repertoire, heatwave or not: overnight oats. Unlike oatmeal which is normally cooked on the stovetop or in the microwave, these oats require no heat and are simply left to soak in liquid overnight in the fridge. A healthy & delicious breakfast that basically prepares itself while you sleep - does it get any better than that? I think not! 

Overnight oats...

  • help you feel full & satisfied
  • are good for your gut health
  • are high in fiber
  • are good for heart health
  • are super easy to make
  • don't dirty pots & pans
  • can be the healthy foundation for endless flavor combinations
I had fun experimenting with some Hojicha Powder, oat milk, and maple syrup. It was my first attempt at overnight oats and it turned out great! The Hojicha powder added a scrumptious caramel like flavor. Topped with sliced bananas, this recipe makes the ideal hot weather breakfast! 

Hojiacha Overnight Oats
serves 1
 
Utensils needed:
a storage container with a sealed lid
a spoon

Ingredients:
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup oat milk
1 heaping teaspoon of Hojicha powder
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup to taste

Simply mix all the ingredients in container until thoroughly combined. Cover with sealed lid and pop in fridge before you head to bed. In the morning, give your oats a good stir, top with sliced bananas or your favorite fruit of choice. You can sprinkle a bit of Hojicha powder or cinnamon on top. So yummy!


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