To say I’m obsessed with my Overnight Oats Recipe is an understatement. I eat Overnight Oats at least 5 days/week, and I’ve recently tried something new that I thought you might be interested in!
The first change is swapping the honey for brown sugar. Look, here’s the thing. It has come to my attention (and yes I’m a little late to the game) that 1) the bees are dying and we are consuming an alarming amount of honey as a nation, and 2) a lot of the honey we consume isn’t actually regulated — nor as pure — as well as you might think… so while I’m absolutely not giving up honey, I just figured, why not try sweetening my Overnight Oats with something else?? While it is minor, you can save 6 calories per serving by using brown sugar rather than honey. And yes I know there’s such a stigma around the use of sugar at all… but hey, if this swap isn’t for you, no big deal.
The second change I made was using only a 1/2 cup of hemp milk rather than 3/4 cup. Obviously — or maybe not so obviously — this makes a much bigger change than the lack of honey. The oats get THICK AF. The “AF” means “as f**k” which is my preferred unit of measurement. I actually like the thickness BUT when I tell you it is thick, it is REALLY thick. Like you should have a hot cup of tea next to you just in case you choke because it goes from being more of a custard texture to…. kind of like paste. I can’t describe it any other way but it turns out I actually liked it. And here’s the kicker, you save yourself 35 calories by just removing a quarter cup of hemp milk… that’s pretty great.
So the total calorie savings with just these two changes is 41 calories! If you’re counting calories, 41 makes a difference!
If everything I described in this post sounds absolutely horrendous to you, click here for my tried and true Overnight Oats Recipe. But if you’re interested in trying this new recipe… see the ingredients below.
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 cup hemp milk
- 1/2 tablespoon natural raw sliced almonds
The ingredients list creates one serving of Overnight Oats. Mix all ingredients (besides the almonds) in a small mason jar or tupperware container, then add raw sliced almonds on top. Put in the fridge for a minimum of 8 hours… I always leave it overnight… hence the name. DUH! And then add some of your favorite fruit. I’ve been loving me some bananas lately. I always add fruit in the morning but depending on what you add, you can do it ahead of time (berries for example hold up well.)
If you’ve tried the other recipe, and decide to try this one… let me know! I’d love to know how you like it!