I tend to go in waves when it comes to breakfast choices.
Oatmeal for one week, cereal the next, pancakes and yogurt and granola are also on rotation. But right now I’m on an overnight oat kick. Way back when we were blogger newbies, I posted a recipe for an overnight oatmeal variation. While it is still delicious, I now enjoy more creative variations for my grown up and sophisticated palate.
For this version I used the classic oatmeal topping of maple syrup to add sweetness and flavour. These oats get a double dose of maple flavour by using a maple brewed tea as part of the soaking liquid. I was generously gifted a bottle of pure maple syrup and a pack of Canada true maple tea by Canada The Store. I love the subtle maple flavour of this tea and in combo with the classic maple syrup – oatmeal heaven!
Another thing I’ve learned since that first overnight oatmeal post, is that chia seeds are a key component of overnight oatmeal. I find they really thicken up the mixture as it sits overnight. I usually like to soak my oats in part almond milk and part yogurt, but for this version, I left the yogurt as a topping to really let the maple flavour of the tea and syrup shine through.
One of my favourite things about these oats are the toppings – it’s like when you go to a self serve frozen yogurt bar. You can add whatever you like to jazz these up – nuts, fruit, dried fruit, go WILD!
Assemble these the night before and then trust me, you will be so excited for breakfast you won’t be able to sleep! Thank goodness for the caffeine jolt in these oats from the maple tea. Your serving of breakfast and caffeine all in one!
Double Maple Overnight Oats
- 1 bag of maple tea
- 1 ripe bananas
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 Tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
- plain Greek yogurt, walnuts, and blueberries (to garnish)
You can top these overnight oats with whatever toppings you'd like - sliced strawberries, raspberries, raisins, almonds, pecans, more sliced bananas, and another drizzle of maple syrup would all be delicious. I find these oats sweet enough but for a little extra sweetness top with vanilla yogurt in place of the plain. The oats will keep for up to five days in the fridge.
||Place tea bag in a cup and add 1/2 cup boiling water. Let it steep for about 5-10 minutes. |
||Place banana in a medium bowl and mash. Add oats and remaining ingredients and stir t combine, ensuring oats are covered with liquid. |
||Place oat mixture in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight. In the morning, divide among two bowls and top with yogurt, blueberries, and walnuts. |