I hate being in a rush.
Seriously, I can’t stand it. For that reason, I always set my alarm for 10 minutes before I need to get up. And I set my clock 10 minutes forward. So, in effect, I usually end up running 10-20 minutes early!
This is practically unheard of in my generation. I know, most teenagers love their sleep and usually take an hour or so to get up. But ever since I was a pre-schooler and got to school late almost every day (my mom is perpetually running late), and continued to arrive late until 4th grade when I started taking the bus, I’ve always tried my best to avoid being late.
That being said, yes I actually am a teenager. And I do enjoy my sleep. So instead of whipping up some intricate breakfast in the morning, I usually either make overnight oats or eat my favorite Homemade Peanut Butter Cornflakes. And this week I came up with the most fabulous overnight oats recipe ever!!
These oats literally taste like a brownie. And they only take FIVE MINUTES to make. Just whip up a batch the night before, and you’ve just saved yourself 10-15 minutes in the morning, when you’d otherwise be making yourself breakfast. And for those of you who aren’t so keen on eating cold oats in the morning, when heated up (in the microwave!) these turn into a big bowl of ooey-gooey brownie and melted chocolate chips.
With a bowl of these Caramel Brownie Oats made the night before, I can actually sleep for those remaining 10 minutes!!
Caramel Brownie Overnight Oats
- 1/2 c old fashioned oats
- 3 tbs cocoa
- 1/3 c nonfat plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 c milk of choice (I used almond milk)
- 1 tbs agave
- stevia to taste
- 3 pitted medjool dates (40g)
- 1 c hot water
- 1/2 tbs mini chocolate chips (optional)
Soak medjool dates in hot water for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a mason jar or bowl, combine oats, cocoa, greek yogurt, milk of choice, agave, and stevia (to taste). Remove medjool dates from hot water and place immediately in blender or magic bullet. Blend until smooth, adding water as needed to reach desired consistency. Swirl through oat mixture. Sprinkle in mini chocolate chips, if desired. Let sit overnight, or for at least 8 hours. In the morning, enjoy as is, or warm in the microwave and top with more mini chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 2 servings)