This recipe was developed to celebrate the 2ndanniversary of Studio A, a yoga and pilates studio located in Dana Point, California. I am grateful for the opportunity to fuel and nourish all the guests that visited the studio that day.
This is a great recipe to prepare on Sunday so your breakfast or afternoon snacks are prepared and portioned out for the week.
This is always a great for weekend brunch when you have multiple guests over. This makes a large batch, which will allow you to set up a make-your-own-bowl spread. Allow guests to choose their own toppings, from dried and fresh fruit, to nut butters, flax seed, jams, coconut flakes, edible flowers and chocolate chips. Get as creative as you can imagine.
Makes 10-12 servings
5 cups Organic rolled oats
8 cups Almond milk
5 Tablespoons Chia seeds
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- Place 5 cups of rolled oats in large bowl.
- Poor in 8 cups of almond milk (or preferred dairy, nut or seed milk) and stir so that oats are fully incorporated.
- Add in chia seeds and cinnamon. Stir well.
- Cover and store in the fridge over night.
- After sitting for 10-12 hours, you may portion out the overnight oats into individual containers. Add fresh and dried fruit on top. Add nuts and seeds just before servings. Stores in fridge for up to 5 days.
- 1 container of Trader Joe’s Organic Rolled Oats equals 5 cups. No need to measure. Just poor into a container for easy preparation.
- Each container of boxed nut milk equals 4 cups. I used 1 box of Original Almond Breeze and 1 box of Unsweetened Almond Breeze to make this recipe.
- Remember, spices to get old. Be sure to use your spices within 1 year of purchase to gain all the flavor and antioxidant benefits. If you haven’t touched your cinnamon in a while, it’s time to purchase a new jar.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Whitney Aronoff is a Natural Foods Chef based in Laguna Beach, California. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Communications, and went on to culinary school at The Natural Gourmet Institute in New York. She works as a personal chef and teaches cooking classes, with a focus on healthy, whole foods cooking. You can follow her food and travel adventures on Instagram at @WhitneyAronoffor on her website www.WhitneyAronoff.com.