Sponsored post Fazer Aito. I’m getting ready for fall already with these delicious apple cinnamon overnight oats! I’ve added a secret homemade ingredient to the oats to make them extra nourishing. These vegan and gluten-free oats are a perfect back to school and back to work snack.
Protein and good fats – the nourishing snack ingredient
I’ve had a bit of a challenge here with feeding the kids nourishing snacks. During quarantine we were snacking constantly, and not always healthy food. Especially my two school children who are growing fast (too fast!) seem to be hungry all the time. So my goal was to design a healthy snack, which would keep them satisfied longer than just a bowl of yogurt or fruit.
First I made a very special nutritious ingredient which can be added to overnight oats, yogurt and smoothie bowls. This ingredient is also perfect in bread and muffin batters!
Homemade seed and nut flour
Homemade seed and nut flour is just seeds and nuts ground into a course crumbly flour. This flour is protein and vitamin rich and it contains lots of healthy fats from the different seeds and nuts.
This is the combination I made, but of course you can use any seeds and nuts you like:
- 100 grams (3,5 oz) sunflower seeds
- 100 grams pumpkin seeds
- 100 grams cashew nuts
- 100 grams walnuts
- 100 grams almonds
I always have equal amounts of each (measured in grams). This flour keeps well in the fridge for a week or even two weeks if stored properly in a jar covered with a lid. NOTE: if you have a nut allergy, use seeds. I recommend adding hemp seeds and sesame seeds to the mix with sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats – basic oats first
No need to let the oats set in the fridge overnight if you don’t have time. When using oat bran, like in this recipe you can eat the oats right away (or wait for 15 minutes if you can)
- 2 1/2 cups Fazer Aito Oat Snack
- 2 1/2 cups Fazer Aito Oat Drink
- 1 1/4 cups oat bran
- 1 cup homemade seed and nut flour
- 1/3 cup chia seeds (optional, but good for texture)
Mix all ingredients together and store in a jar covered with a lid. Keeps well in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats – spicing up basic oats!
For one portion you will need:
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup basic overnight oats
- 1 small grated apple
- 2 teaspoons (or to taste) sweetener such as maple syrup
- 1 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- one Digestive biscuit or graham cracker crumbled on top
- 1-2 tablespoons Fazer Aito vanilla sauce
- cinnamon sprinkled on top
Mix together oats, grated apple, maple syrup, cinnamon and cardamom. Crumble a cookie on top, add vanilla sauce and sprinkle cinnamon.
This post is part of a Meal Prep series made in collaboration with Fazer Aito: