This is one of our favorite easy breakfasts to make for those days when you need to be up and out of the house quickly. By preparing everything the night before, you will only need to eat and go in the morning. It’s also a great breakfast to make when you have relatives or house guests staying with you, because everyone can wake up on their own schedule and serve themselves. These overnight oats have staying power to keep you satisfied until lunch, especially if you add in some healthy fats or protein.
- 4 large apples (we love Gala or Red Delicious)
- 4 TBSP cinnamon
- 3 cups of steel cut oats
- 3 cups of coconut milk (or 2 cans)
- 3 cups of water
- 3 scoops of Sunwarrior Classic Plus protein powder (natural or vanilla flavor, this is optional)
Chop the apples into cubes and place them into a 6qt crock pot. You do not have to peel them! Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top of the apples. Set the crock pot on HIGH for 1-2 hours.
Once the apples have softened, pour the oats over the apples. Add in the 3 cups (or 2 cans) of coconut milk and the 3 cups of water. If you decide to include the protein powder, mix it with 1 cup of additional water and add to the crock pot. Gently stir the crock pot mixture together.
Turn the crock pot to the KEEP WARM setting. Cover and leave overnight (8-10 hours).
In the morning, serve and enjoy! You can add additional coconut milk (or your milk of choice), chia seeds, almonds, pecans, walnuts, and/or berries.