Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats will change your morning routine and give you and your family a great, healthy start to the day.

As a parent of two kids in school, I learned very quickly that the mornings can be filled with chaos, yelling and stress. And as a result, it’s SO easy to just grab a quick (a.k.a. unhealthy, sugary) breakfast and go.

This recipe gives you the ratios for the Overnight Oat base. Keep in mind that Overnight Oats are just a quick technique to getting some filling and healthy grains in in the morning. They can be topped with fresh or dried fruit, nuts or seeds.

As with all of our recipes, taste as you go & be creative. If you don’t love it, change it and try again!

And for another healthy breakfast recipe, check out our Baked Frittatas.

Overnight Oats
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Overnight Oats will change your morning routine and give you and your family a great, healthy start to the day. This recipe gives you the ratios for the Overnight Oat base. Keep in mind that Overnight Oats are just a quick technique to getting some filling and healthy grains in in the morning. They can be topped with fresh or dried fruit, nuts or seeds.
Servings Prep Time
1 person 3 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 person 3 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 6-8 hours
Overnight Oats
Print Recipe
Overnight Oats will change your morning routine and give you and your family a great, healthy start to the day. This recipe gives you the ratios for the Overnight Oat base. Keep in mind that Overnight Oats are just a quick technique to getting some filling and healthy grains in in the morning. They can be topped with fresh or dried fruit, nuts or seeds.
Servings Prep Time
1 person 3 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 person 3 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 6-8 hours
Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
Wet Ingredients
Optional Add Ins
Servings: person
Instructions
  1. Fill a 4 oz (or larger) airtight container with dry ingredients (Mason jars are great for storing overnight oats and can be made in batches)
  2. 1-2 nights before you plan to eat your oats, add wet ingredients
  3. The day of eating - add any additional toppings you'd like. This can be eaten cold or heated up!
Recipe Notes

Tips on Storage: My favorite thing about overnight oats is that you can pre-prep the dried ingredients. Get this...

  • Get yourself 7-8 (or more) 4 oz. mason jars
  • Fill each with the dry ingredients (rolled oats, cinnamon, chia seeds)
    • raisins and flax seeds could also be added at this point if you'd like
  •  Store in your cabinet or dry storage until you're ready to add milk for the next day

How long does it keep?

  • The dry ingredients will keep indefinitely as long as it's stored in an airtight container.
  • Once milk is added, the oats will be good for about 5 days.
    • (Check for any sour smell as an indicator for going bad)
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Elderberry Syrup

This elderberry syrup is a staple in my home between the October and April months. The kids love the taste and it will help support your bodies’ immune health and keep you strong through the long winter. Between this syrup and a big bowl of bone broth, we feel ready to take on winter sickness!

 

This syrup recipe will make enough to last a month or two in the winter; you can double this batch, or just add it to your monthly meal rotation. Once you see how easy it is and how good it makes you feel, you’ll want to make it every week!

Disclaimer: This recipe is not meant to be used as a medicine. It is meant to support your health. If you or anyone in your family is sick, please consult a doctor.

Elderberry Syrup

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Elderberry Syrup

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Ingredients


Servings:

Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT HONEY in a pot and bring to a boil.

  2. Once boiling, lower heat to a simmer and let the mixture reduce by half.
    (elderberries will leave a line of color on the side of the pot as they reduce, which gives you a helpful visual)

  3. Once reduced, remove from heat and mash berries with the back of a large spoon.

  4. Strain mix. Be sure to press mixture with a spoon to get all the liquid out of your berries.

  5. Let the liquid cool to room temperature & then mix with the honey.

Recipe Notes

*Dried Elderberries can be purchased on Amazon. Be sure to get the organic brand!

This is a large batch that will likely last you at least halfway through the winter, if not more. Keep refrigerated.

I give our family 1 tablespoon of syrup a day as an immune booster.

When sick, we take it 2-3 times a day or more.

Disclaimer: this recipe is not meant to be used as a medicine. It is meant to support your health. If you or anyone in your family is sick, please consult a doctor.

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