April 20, 2015 | by Masumi Goldman
Recipe on the Go: Overnight Chia-Oat Pudding

Are you ready for another recipe from our “Recipe on the Go” series? The idea behind this collection of recipes is to provide you with quick meal ideas when you have no time to spare. We know what it’s like to always be on the go, and we want to help you with tips and suggestions for maintaining proper nutrition even when life gets unusually hectic. A quick recipe at home is still better than most options you will find at chain restaurants and local delis.

This time, we are bringing you a make-ahead breakfast (or snack!)— a delicious overnight chia-oat pudding that sits in the refrigerator all night and is ready to eat in the morning.OatChiaPudding

If you like to eat breakfast at the office, mix all of the ingredients into a mason jar or some other type of portable container so you can grab and go without any hassle.

I love this overnight pudding because it’s satisfying without being sweet. You’ll notice that I include an optional ingredient (maple syrup) to sweeten the mixture, but I actually do not use the sweetener at all. Perhaps you will not need the sweetener either — it all depends upon your palate. Feel free to top your pudding with some fresh or frozen berries to add texture and additional flavor and nutrients.

(One Serving)

½ cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon almond butter
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ cup milk (I use cashew milk)
1 teaspoon maple syrup (or more, to taste)

Mix all ingredients in a jar, portable container or drinking glass. Place in the refrigerator overnight. Serve as is or with berries/fruit.

Helpful hint: If you prefer a sweeter pudding, consider using a sweetened almond or coconut milk — or drizzle honey on top. For added texture consider adding nuts.  The possibilities are endless!

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