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Easy Overnight Breakfast Oats (with organic cherries!)

Have you discovered overnight oats? We have and we love it for a great make-ahead breakfast.  Simply assemble ingredients, pour into mason jars, cover and refrigerate overnight.  In the morning add any fresh organic fruit, nuts or even dark chocolate and you are set for the day.  This recipe works with dairy or using dairy free alternatives.  Sweeten naturally with added fruit include local honey or maple syrup.  What we love about this oats recipe is that like so many of our favorites, it can be so easily adapted to suit your dietary needs and wants and can change as fruits are in-season.  To reduce sugar stick with plain yogurt, skip chocolate, and only sweeten to taste!

Combine in a bowl (makes 2):

1/2 cup greek full fat yogurt or dairy free cashew alternative.  Plain or vanilla preferred.

2/3 cup organic milk or milk substitute of your choice.  

1 T ground flax seed

1 T hemp hearts

1 T chia seeds

1-2 T maple syrup to taste (optional)

1/2 cup organic rolled oats (can find GF too)

Top with sliced/diced organic fruit, slivered almonds, walnuts, a few dark chocolate bits or dried banana chips.  If you are really in a time crunch, add toppings night before so you are ready to grab-n-go.  Thank you reciperunner for the inspiration.




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