Overnight Steel Cut Oats: apples, cinnamon, dates and almond milk

I kept seeing overnight oats all over Pinterest and I kept telling myself I would make them. Well, I finally did. I created my own recipe using ingredients I love. I used steel cut oats instead of rolled oats and a Medjool dates instead of honey. The results were awesome. The best part is having something healthy waiting for you in the fridge when you wake up in the AM! 

*I chose to use steel cut oats instead of rolled oats because steel cut oats are less processed. Just be mindful the texture is different than rolled oats, as steel cut oats are a little more chewy and absorb less liquid. 

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Ingredients:

Serving size 2 (I separated these into two mason jars)

  • 1 cup steel cut oats- rinsed and strained
  • 1 cup homemade almond milk (you can use any kind of milk) here is my homemade cashew milk recipe
  • half of an apple diced
  • 1 Medjool date pitted and cut into small pieces
  • cinnamon to taste
  • slivered almonds for crunch to add on top 
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Directions:

  • rinse the steel cut oats
  • Cut up half of an apple and 1 date. 
  • Grab two mason jars (or any kind of container with a lid) put 1/2 cup of oats and 1/2 cup of milk in each jar. If you want a little more milk feel free to add. You want to make sure all of the oats are covered by the milk.
  • Separate apples and dates into each jar.
  • Add cinnamon.

Cover the jar and shake. Place the jars in the fridge and wait for your overnight oats to be created. I shook my jars, every now and then, to get it all mixed.

Take out the next day and top with fresh apples and slivered almonds for some crunch! 

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The only sugar in this recipe comes from the dates and apples... SCORE! The oats are so YUMMY, so tasty, and good for you (great source of fiber!)

How do you make YOUR oats?