Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Eggnog Overnight Oats

Good morning fellow humans. And a shoutout to all you aliens who may be reading as well.

It's been a while since I've posted. I've been taking a little bit of a break over the Holidays. Things have been so hectic between family get-togethers, Christmas parties, gift shopping and being in the midst of the busy season at work. You know how it goes. I had to put blogging on the back-burner for a little while just for the sake of my sanity. But I do have a few things to share with you that are timely (Christmas-related) so I wanted to post them before the season got away from me. As always, these seasonal posts include their fair share of seasonal overnight oats recipes. I'm sharing my first today, but there are a few more to come. So look out for those in the coming weeks.

We start with Eggnog Overnight Oats.



I've never been a huge fan of eggnog. Not because of the taste. On the contrary, I find the taste quite pleasant. It's the heaviness of the beverage I have a problem with. I can only ever stomach a few sips of the stuff before I start to feel bloated and gross.


So here's my solution to that problem. Make a light and healthy breakfast reminiscent of the Christmas beverage. This way I can enjoy without feeling nasty afterwards. That's more than I can say for the majority of things I'll eat this season.


Look how pretty this looks on my vintage mini bar! So cute! Obviously there is no alcohol in the oats (just rum extract). But, since a lot of people like to spike their eggnog, I thought this was a relatable setting for a photo.

Basically, I just love taking photos of this minibar. It's so adorable. A work of art. One of my favorite pieces in my apartment. Oh, don't fret your little heads. I've planned a DIY post for that as well so you can make your very own.

But, for now, on to the main event of this post. Here is the recipe for Eggnog Overnight Oats.

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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 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. rum extract*
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 packet stevia
1 Tbsp. chopped pecans

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~ Directions ~

Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or other sealable container and let set in the refrigerator overnight, or at least for a few hours.



*Note: The rum extract contains little to no alcohol content, as it is only concentrated rum flavor. If you do not like the taste of rum, you can leave it out. But no need to be concerned that you're having spiked oats for breakfast.
 
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