This weekend, I had a food fest.
Every year my grandma, sisters, aunt, and cousins go to this cute little tea at the Jefferson Hotel. And each year, I end up completely indulging on scones, cream, cookies, macarons, and at least 3 mini finger sandwiches that probably pack at least 100 calories each.
So, you could say I don’t wake up feeling too hot the next morning.
Even though I almost always go to the gym the next day, I definitely also like to “clean out” my eating habits. Meaning, instead of munching on a cookie at lunch, I’ll go for an apple and peanut butter.
Well, it doesn’t help that the morning after the tea, I woke up craving everything sweet… And since I was still working extra hard to be healthy, these oats were created!
That night, I mixed oats, yogurt, milk, chia seeds, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Then, I played the overnight oats in the fridge and the next morning… voila! Oats that tasted exactly like a cinnamon bun… But in oat form! 😉
These oats are perfect because they’re extremely easy to make, but they also pack lot of punch, with all whole grains, 9 grams protein, and healthy fats. They’ll keep you full throughout the morning, and help curb those sweet cravings later on.
Plus, they’re cinnamon bun flavored, I mean come on!!
Cinnamon Buns + guilt-free + less chance of indulging later on = the perfect breakfast!
Cinnamon Bun Overnight Oats
- 1/3 c old fashioned oats
- 1/3 c vanilla yogurt
- 1/3 c milk of choice (I used cashew milk)
- 1 tbs Chia seeds
- dash of cinnamon
Mash half a banana into the bottom of a mason jar or bowl. Combine coconut flakes, flax seeds, and rolled oats with mashed banana. Stir in coconut-almond milk and set in the fridge overnight. In the morning, sweeten with stevia (to taste), mix in chopped pecans, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 serving)