+ Overnight Oatmeal with Cashew Milk brought to you by the folks at Silk +
We are huge fans of oatmeal here at our house. I think I have talked about it before…
There are days when I think my husband wishes he could eat oatmeal breakfast, lunch & dinner. It’s not that oatmeal is his only true love. He just loves the ease and health benefits from eating his oats.
I, on the other hand, need variety in my life and eating a bowl full of hot oats isn’t always my favorite way to start the day. That is until I discovered overnight oats!! Have you guys tried these before? They are so good! I love that you can eat them hot OR cold and add whatever you want to them.
I especially LOVE making my overnight oatmeal with the creamy, nutty goodness of Silk Cashew Milk. Have you tried Silk Cashew Milk? This stuff is TASTY! It’s creamier than skim milk and has 25% fewer calories. Here’s the skinny about Cashew Milk in a nutshell…
- 60 calories per serving
- Creamier than skim milk with fewer calories
- Made with the special creaminess of cashews
- 0g saturated fat and cholesterol
- 50% more calcium than dairy milk
- Free of dairy, soy, lactose, gluten, casein, egg and MSG
- Verified by the Non-GMO Project’s product verification program
- No artificial colors, flavors or funny business
Yep, it’s kind of fabulous! You can sign-up for the Silk newsletter for all kinds of helpful hints and recipes along with super fun contests & giveaways.
How to make overnight oatmeal with Silk Cashew Milk
This process couldn’t be easier. The cool thing is, you can mix up several of these goodies on Sunday and you’re all set for the week.
Gather all of your ingredients
Basic plain Jane rolled oats
Honey or Brown Sugar
You get the idea… Basically whatever you want!
Here’s how you assemble your oatmeal
In a jar, place 1/2 cup of old fashioned rolled oats.
Add any other ingredients like chia seeds, flax seeds, wheat germ and such. I generally add chia seeds and wheat germ.
Top with 1 tablespoon of honey or 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar. Add some of your favorite berries. We love adding blueberries here at our house. We’ve experimented with frozen blueberries and they are not our favorite in this application. I would opt for fresh if you have some.
Don’t forget to add a splash of vanilla extract.
Pour in 3/4 cup of Silk Cashew Milk.
Check out all those yummy layers…
Place the lid on your jar or container and gently shake up your concoction.
Place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 6 hours. Your oats will plump-up with all that Cashew Milk goodness and create this lovely treat!
The next morning, you have two choices… Do you want your oatmeal hot or cold?
I generally prefer cold, but my husband likes hot. If you like your’s hot, take the lid off and place it in the microwave for roughly a minute.
You can either eat it right out of the jar or pour it into a bowl. We like to top ours with chopped almonds, pecans or cashews. Whatever we have on hand and then drizzle with some fresh local honey.
YEP, it’s TASTY!!
This isn’t your grandmother’s oatmeal… It’s sweet, creamy & nutty goodness in a bowl. It’s like a special treat in the morning rather than another boring old bowl of oatmeal.
My daughter, Hannah has become the expert overnight oatmeal mixer for our family. Each evening she pulls out all of our jars and gets to work putting together our breakfast for the morning. It’s perfect! You don’t have to put any thought into it at all. You just grab your jar out of the fridge and you’re all set!
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 3/4 cup Silk Cashew Milk
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar OR 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon wheat germ
- 1/2 teaspoon flax seeds
- 1/4 cup fresh berries (blueberry, blackberry, raspberry or strawberry)
- chopped nuts
- In a jar or plastic container with a lid, add your oats, cashew milk, vanilla and brown sugar OR honey.
- Add any additional optional ingredients like chia seeds or blueberries.
- Place the lid on your container and gently shake.
- Place jar in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 6 hours.
- Remove from refrigerator and top with nuts and drizzle with honey. Serve COLD.
- If you would like oatmeal HOT, place in the microwave for roughly a minute and then top with nuts and drizzle with honey.
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.8