Apple-Date Overnight Oats

In Breakfast, Homepage - Breakfast, Make-ahead by Frances Largeman-Roth

 

Makes 4 servings | Prep Time: 10 mins 

As we make our way through winter and set our sights on spring, we need breakfast ideas that keep us inspired to keep eating healthy. I usually make my overnight oats with some type of milk, but I decided to make this version with yogurt to see how much that would change the texture. The yogurt makes makes it more pudding-like, which I really enjoyed, but both ways are great! 

These little jars combine heart-healthy oats with naturally sweet dates, crunchy apple and a spoonful of peanut butter, just because I love it so darn much. You can add whatever nut butter you like! Let’s raise a spoon to healthy breakfasts and hopefully the groundhog won’t see its shadow on February 2nd!

Ingredients:

  • 13/4 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup whole milk vanilla or plain yogurt
  • 4 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped

Preparation:

1.  Get 4 lidded jars ready to go; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, hemp seeds and salt. Stir in the yogurt. 
4. Place 1/2 cup oats plus 2 tablespoons oat mixture into each jar. Top with 1/4 of the chopped dates and 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter. Place about 1/4 cup of the apple on top and place the lids on the jars. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
6. When ready to serve, remove lids, grab a spoon and enjoy! Can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.