By: Sarah Anderson
Overnight oats are a breakfast lover’s dream. Not only is breakfast ready and waiting for you when you wake up, but you can basically make any recipe combination your heart desires. These could not get any easier, and are full of fiber, healthy fats and collagen (and flavor!). We went for an almond cookie flavor for this overnight oats recipe.
Oats are a wonderful way to get your daily amount of fiber. Oats and oatmeal help support healthy digestion because of their ability to increase viscosity in the food we digest. Viscosity is another term for thickness when referring to food. The more viscosity, the thicker the food or liquid, and the slower our digestive tract is able to process it.
The beauty of an overnight oats recipe is its simplicity and versatility. However you enjoy your oatmeal, you can make your overnight oats. Instead of boiling water and cooking the oats in a pot, you simply stir the oats into the desired liquid of choice and place in the refrigerator overnight. It’s really that easy! The oats absorb much of the liquid while setting in the refrigerator, and have the same consistency as oats that are cooked in a pot over heat. Oats are full of soluble fiber, which takes in and holds lots of water. The soluble fiber helps the oats retain their shape and texture without getting too mushy, and is also key in the increasing the viscosity of the contents in our digestive tract.
These almond cookie overnight oats are set apart from other overnight oat recipes out there. The key to achieving this flavor profile is not only using almond butter in the oat mixture, but adding in a dash of almond extract as well. Almond extract adds a depth of flavor with almost a cherry-like taste. You can certainly use amaretto liqueur, which is not as strong of a flavor as pure almond extract.
Another plus for this overnight oats recipe is the collagen that’s added to it. Collagen Peptides are a perfect addition to the almond cookie flavor since they are flavorless and mix right in. No better way to start your morning than with fiber and collagen in your breakfast and ready to walk out the door when you are.
Yields 1 serving of Almond Cookie Overnight Oats