I swear, for the last two weeks I have made overnight dessert oats for breakfast.
Every morning I (strangely) wake up in a good and jolly mood because I know what's waiting for me just six feet away (yes, my dormroom is puny). I scurry off my bed and
run briskly walk to the fridge. When I open the door I feel like my life is too good to be true.
I mean, it's dessert. for breakfast! *faints with joy*
And to me, there is nothing better than the sound of "dessert for breakfast."
Wait, yes there is: the flavor of this dessert! I mean breakfast! It really does taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie, just crumbled up and pre-dunked in milk! This is so decadent, so sweet and so sinful tasting, I feel like it can't even be in the "breakfast" category. But then I remember what it's made of: all healthy, whole and natural ingredients. As if it couldn't get any better, this oatmeal is high fiber and unbelievably filling. Aka, you won't get struck with another sugar craving until hours later... or at least that was the case for me, as I'm the kind of person who seems to have a 24/7 desperate need for sugary-sweet food.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Dessert Oats: [sugar free, high fiber, GF, vegan]
(serves one lucky person)
1/2 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (gluten free if you like)
2-6 packets Sweetener* (to taste)
1/2-3/4 tsp Cinnamon (to taste)
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
1/16 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tbs - 1/4 cup Raisins
1 tbs Raw Almond/Walnut Butter
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder + 2 tbs Almond Milk
*I used 6 stevia packets (I told you I'm a sweet tooth!) but you can use whatever sweetener you like, such as Truvia, erythritol, sucanat or even maple sugar
**If you want to stay fuller for longer (and enjoy creamier oats), add this!
1. In your serving bowl, add the Step 1 ingredients and give it a stir (add the optional ingredients if you wish)
2. Add the Step 2 ingredients in the order shown and give another stir (I like to top the oatmeal with nut butter in the morning). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, enjoy the next day!
Okay, I did. I bet you will too! :)