Morning Glory Overnight Oats
Fun fact – I have a weeee bit of an obsessive personality when it comes to food. As in, when I get stuck on a certain flavor or combination, I can happily eat it over and over and over.
Case in point. These whole grain morning glory muffins. Light, fluffy and packed with carrots, apple, coconut and raisins (!!), I make them allll the time. To enjoy straight from the oven, to stuff in my freezer. I’ve gobbled up way more than I can even count.
So of course I needed to take my obsession one step further and use those same flavors in other things. Which brings us to today. And these morning glory overnight oats! Or really, those favorite muffins of mine in oatmeal form.
It had to be done. Had to.
Now, typically when I make overnight oats I make these berry vanilla overnight oats (<— total staple at our house!).
But every now and then it is just oh so much fun to shake things up a bit. Add some sassiness into breakfast! And this morning glory flavor just screams spring (and sass!). We have some orange zest, some carrots, some raisins, some apple! And walnuts and coconut, oh my!
Just about 15 minutes of prep and your breakfast can be ready to go (and grab!) for the whole week. Done and done!
Tips & Tricks For These Morning Glory Overnight Oats
- As written, these oats are lightly sweet (and then there’s some added sweetness from the raisins, apple, etc.). But of course feel free to play around with the amount of maple syrup to taste!
- Same sort of thing goes with the actual mix-ins. I think they are perfect as written (ahem, not that I’m biased or anything), but play around! Use the base recipe as your guide and go from there.
- I usually enjoy overnight oats cold, but since the weather is sooo all over the place right now, I sometimes will heat them up (for those super chilly mornings).
- And finally, if needed for your diet, be sure to use certified gluten free oats.
So. How long do you think I can go before sharing another morning glory flavored recipe? I promise I’ll try to restrain myself…
Did you make this recipe? Rate and review it down below! I’d love to hear from you.
For the oats:
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 4 teaspoons chia seeds
- dash of ground cinnamon
- dash of ground ginger
- dash of ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- ½ cup grated carrot (from about 1 large carrot)
- ½ cup grated apple (from about 1 medium apple)
- ¼ cup golden raisins (or regular!)
- ¼ cup chopped raw walnuts
- few splashes extra milk
- unsweetened coconut flakes
- In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the oats until well combined. Transfer the mixture to two containers with lids and refrigerate overnight.
- When ready to eat, stir in a splash or so of additional almond milk to get the oats to loosen up (if desired). Top with a generous sprinkle of coconut flakes.
If you don’t use the unsweetened vanilla almond milk, I would add in a quick splash of vanilla extract to the oat base.
I like to grate the carrot and apple in my food processor - makes it nice and easy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 502 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 94mg Carbohydrates: 76g Fiber: 11g Sugar: 29g Protein: 15g