Why settle for regular oats when I can have gooey chia goodness? Well, there are reasons, I guess, but I wanted to try oats with a twist. Turned out that was a good idea because it was the best post-dentist meal when my gums were sore and my numbness lasted longer than my fullness.
The trick: preparing this several hours in advance. The mixture is
- half a cup of oats
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- .25 cups almond milk
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- splash of vanilla
- tbsp dried cranberries
- brown sugar (to taste)
The best approach seems to be letting the oats and the chia seeds sit in the boiling water while also adding half the almond milk right away. After the chia seeds have gooed up a little bit, add the rest of the ingredients and put the bowl in the fridge over night.
Next time, I may use a tea bag (chai, green tea… the options are plentiful) in the boiling water before adding it to the oats. Mmmmmmh. Yes, there will definitely be a next time.