Once again I'm way behind a current trend. Actually, I may be so far behind that the trend is nearly past, but I've finally tried Overnight Oats.
For months my blog reader has been filled with various versions of overnight oats. From Pumpkin Spice to Orange Cashew, overnight oats are everywhere. But... the thought of them somehow just sort of seemed distasteful. Would they be overly mushy? Would they be chalky? Would they be just plain weird?
Nope to all the above. Amazing, fabulous, incredible, irresistible, and perhaps even spectacular.
Mushy? Not at all - a lovely smooth texture with just a little bit of an oaty bite. Chalky? Heavens no. Not a speck of chalkiness in the cup. Weird? Maybe a little... but oh, so lusciously fabulous at the same time.
I am forever totally, and positively hooked.
Figuring I should start with a basic recipe - almond milk and oats - I reached for vanilla extract for a little flavor enhancement, but not paying attention, my vanilla turned out to be almond. And a better mistake has never been made.
Textures and flavors blend together in this "ready when you are" breakfast (or lunch as it may be) creating a simply irresistible concoction I've enjoyed daily for the past week.
Topped with a handful of chopped walnuts and a drizzle of pure maple syrup, these overnight oats are setting a trend all their own. #love
|Yes... Liv really had her oats in a jar with a little string tied on it! I think she's getting a little spoiled... :)|