Thursday, October 29, 2015

Candy Corn Overnight Oats

Hello friends!

I'm really excited. Do you know why? Because Halloween is almost upon us!

Halloween kicks off my favorite season of the year. After this most spooky of holidays it's like a parade of awesomeness! Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ah...I love it so much! So festive!

What else is awesome about Halloween? Candy. Lots and lots of candy. I have a major sweet tooth. On the flip side, all that sugar from the candy is not awesome.

Back in my former life (before I was a clean eater) I used to gorge myself on candy corn around this time of year. I know a lot of people don't care much for candy corn, but I always loved it. The problem? It's essentially pure sugar. My new self says "bleh!"

Actually, since I do stick to a relatively low-sugar diet now, candy corn has become much too sweet for me. It's now kinda sickening. So I thought about how I could kinda sorta get that flavor in a more nutritious manor, and also make it not quite so sweet.

What was my solution, you ask? Well, if you've read my blog at all I know what you're thinking. And you'd be correct. Yes, I threw together yet another overnight oats recipe. This time inspired by the sugary Halloween treat.

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~ Ingredients ~

1/2 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk (or your milk of choice)
1 tsp. chia seed (optional)
1 tsp. flax seed (optional)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. butter extract
1/2 Tbsp. honey (I used Isaiah's Garden Pure Honey)
Yellow and red food coloring

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~ Directions ~

Combine all ingredients for the oats. Separate into three portions. Put a few drops of the yellow food coloring in one portion, and a few drops of the red and yellow in a second portion, until orange color is achieved. Layer the three oats mixes - orange on the bottom, followed by yellow and un-colored - in a mason jar or other sealable container and let set in the refrigerator overnight, or at least for a few hours.

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