September 9, 2013

C&C in the Kitchen

A few weeks ago I came upon this recipe for overnight oats! What exactly are overnight oats? Well, the name pretty much speaks for itself. You put oats and other healthy and delicious things into a jar, pop it into the fridge and overnight your breakfast "makes" itself!

The end result is a jar full of yumminess!

After my first try with the recipe, I decided to create my own overnight oats recipe and share it with you! Since my first batch I have made countless jars of this stuff with a variety of ingredients including berries, raisins and coconut. This recipe is really just a starting point.

C&C Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup oats (steel cut or rolled)
- 1 tablespoon nut butter (I used Wild Friends Almond Butter..see the post from last week)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- 4-5 almonds or walnuts
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave (you can use a date as well, but you will need to mash it)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze (you can use any type of milk)

Directions (it's really pretty simple)
Add all of your ingredients into a jar (I used a small mason jar), stir it up, put on the lid, now shake it up and place in the refrigerator overnight.

Here are a few photos of the very quick process! I prepare multiple jars at a time. That way I can just grab and go in the morning. These are great for kids, for working women, for breakfast on the road or to eat while you sit at your computer and read the latest post from C&C!

Here is what they look like before going into the fridge! Sleep tight little jars of healthy and yummy goodness!

And here is what they look like when they come out ready for you to enjoy. It's not the prettiest of breakfasts, but it sure does taste good! You can eat your overnight oats cold as is, or warm them up. 

Overnight oats recipes are all over the place. Apparently it's the latest fad in breakfast! Last week I blogged about my new favorite nut butters from Wild Friends. They recently posted their Overnight Oats recipe in a nearly empty nut butter jar! I will definitely be trying this one soon as well. I love the addition of the Greek Yogurt! 

Do you have a favorite overnight oats recipe? 


  1. This actually sounds like a good recipe to try even though I never "cook." By any chance do you know how many calories would be in one of those tasty-looking jars? :)

  2. Melissa, hi! The calories will vary based on what ingredients you put inside. Here are the calories for some of my items
    1/2 cup oats- around 160 calories
    1/2 cup- vanilla, unsweetened Almond Breeze- 20 calories
    1 tbs almond butter- 90 calories
    1 tbs flax seed- 45 calories
    2 tsp chia seed- 35 calories
    t tsp agave- 30 calories
    5-6 almonds 40 calories

    Total- around 400 calories!