NO SUGAR ADDED BLUEBERRY ALMOND OVERNIGHT OATS
The pace of life is quite chaotic right now, with my food habits having been wholly ruined. It’s the perfect time to get started on meal prep. Alongside my new Sunday Meal Prep series, I also decided to make my breakfasts in advance this week. I thoroughly enjoyed my No Sugar Added Apple Pie, Overnight Oats. I made it in the past last year, and I found some blueberries in my freezer, so I decided to create the same recipe but with a different flavor. Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats.
APPLESAUCE SWEETENS NATURALLY
Unsweetened applesauce proved the ideal sweetener again, and since apples have a relatively neutral taste, it didn’t interfere with the blueberry almond theme I wanted to create.
CAN I USE NON-DAIRY MILK?
Any dairy, or even non-dairy milk, can suffice in this recipe. Be aware of the sugar in non-dairy pints of milk if you’re worried about the added sugars.
IS CHIA REQUIRED?
I added chia seeds into the Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats this time because I’d got them in my pantry and wanted to use them. Although they add lots of texture and fiber, these overnight oats are a little less expensive without chia. To avoid the chia seeds, raise the quantity of oatmeal in each jar from 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup.
WHAT TYPE OF CONTAINERS SHOULD I USE FOR OVERNIGHT OATS?
There’s no need to make the Blueberry Almonds overnight Oats in Mason Jars. I made use of mason jars simply because I had them. They’re beautiful, and it’s my responsibility for the food to look nice. Any resealable container works perfectly
1 cup old-fashioned, rolled oats ($0.17)
1/4 cup chia seeds, optional* ($0.62)
1/2 cup of almonds ($0.87)
1/4 tsp nutmeg ($0.02)
1 1/3 cups of unsweetened applesauce ($0.88)
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen ($1.20)
2 cups of milk ($0.62)
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract ($0.14)
In each of the four containers, include 1/4 cup of oats, one tablespoon of Chia seeds, two tablespoons of chopped almonds, and a pinch of cinnamon.
In addition to the dry ingredients, add 1/3 cup blueberries and 1/4 cup applesauce in each container.
Mix the extract of almonds into the milk, and then add 1/2 cup milk into each container. Mix the containers thoroughly to keep the chia seeds from getting stuck together. Put a lid on the containers, and then refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to four days.
If you’re ready to eat it to eat, stir using a spoon, and then have a delicious meal!