Breakfast · Oatmeal

Overnight Oatcake

Hi Friends!

Today’s recipe features my favorite breakfast staple.

It’s actually quite funny now that I think of it, because this used to be my least favorite breakfast. When I was younger, I was a sucker for french toast sticks and scrambled eggs with ketchup. Ok, Ok, so I still am 🙂

But now that I have become more health-conscious, and aware of the benefits of nourishing my body with whole-foods, I have succumbed to dreaded oats.

But oats aren’t as boring as you may think.

Most people see oatmeal as boring and bland. However, oatmeal has come a long way since grandma’s ol’ bowl of slop 😉 You may be more familiar with now (especially on IG) where people will share their beautiful bowl of oats with an array of toppings. Or better yet, the new phenomenon – overnight oats.

But what about an oatcake…what is that?! Nope, it’s not baked.

It’s simply made overnight, and it transforms into this delicious cake overnight.

It has become a favorite of mine when the weather turns warm, and I need something cool to eat after a hot sweaty summer run.

Overnight Oatcake

OATCAKE

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats, instant or rolled
  • 1 cup water (or milk, if preferred)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • sweetener of preference (i.e. stevia)
  • Additional add-ins (optional) Ideas
    • Cocoa powder
    • Cinnamon
    • Raisins, craisins
    • Canned pumpkin or applesauce
    • Fruit – banana, berries, apple
    • Nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew)

Directions

  1. Cook your oats on stove-top according to package directions.
  2. Add in chia seeds, and cook until most of liquid is absorbed (2-3 min).
  3. Mix in additional add-ins as desired to what favor oatcake you want.
    Oatcake ideas – PB & J, Pumkin, Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate Banana, etc.
  4. Spray a ramekin or mini-loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray, and pour your oatmeal batter into the dish.
  5. Cover with foil, and set in fridge overnight.
  6. The next day, carefully remove your oatcake from dish. You may need to loosen the outside perimeter with a knife so your cake comes out clean.
  7. Top with any additional toppings as desired; peanut butter, nuts, fruit, etc.

Nutrition Facts (without add-ins):
– 210 CAL
– 32 g CHO
– 6 g FAT
– 9 g FIBER
– 8 g PROTEIN

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