It is officially the holiday season. There have already been a few Christmas or light parades, the radio stations are playing Christmas music, and I have already attended my first Christmas party.
I'm a little caught of guard that Christmas is just around the corner. I don't purchase many Christmas presents, and fortunately I already know what I'm going to give everyone. I don't give all of my siblings gifts. Instead, we alternate between giving one person a gift a year.
This year I am giving a gift to my sister and her family. I have a plan, but it is going to require a little bit of thought and leg work. If I can carry it off well, I think they are going to like it.
I have embraced the overnight oatmeal craze. I have made a few versions, including banana, apple pie, and carrot cake. It is such a convenient breakfast. I prepare everything the night before and just have to grab the jar as I run out the door.
The ingredients for this oatmeal are 1/4 cup raspberries, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, pinch of salt, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, 1/2 cup oats, 3/4 cup almond milk, 1 tablespoon coconut, and 1 tablespoon slivered almonds.
I added the raspberries, chia seeds, vanilla, and maple syrup into a jar.
I added the oatmeal, salt, and almond milk. I stirred the ingredients, put on the lid, and let it sit in the fridge overnight.
I prepared a small jar with coconut flakes and almonds. When I ate my oatmeal the next day, I added the coconut and almonds.
The coconut added delicious tropical flavor, a little texture, and sweetness. The almonds were crunchy and nutty. It was a wonderful and flavorful combination of flavors.
This is one of my favorite overnight oatmeal recipes. I can't decide if I prefer my apple pie overnight oatmeal or this raspberry and almond version. It was scrumptious!