Berry Overnight Oats
Source: Dr. Neal Barnard's Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes by Neal Barnard, MD; recipe by Dreena Burton
This dish is perfect for a quick breakfast or a satisfying afternoon or evening snack.
Frozen berries add a boost of flavor and color to the overnight oats. Berries are full of antioxidants that can help keep your heart healthy.
Oats do not contain gluten but can be manufactured in a facility with gluten. For severe allergies, it’s best to buy oats with a gluten-free label.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup raspberries or mixed berries such as blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries
- 1 cup + 1-2 Tbsp. low-fat non-dairy milk plus more for serving, if desired
- ½ tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp coconut nectar or pure maple syrup
- pinch of sea salt to taste
In a bowl or large jar, combine the oats, berries, non-dairy milk, chia seeds, nectar or syrup, and salt.
Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for at least several hours).
Serve with more milk to thin, if desired, and also try some additional add-ins (see Note).
Note: when serving, you can add other toppings, including more berries, sliced ripe banana, a sprinkle of cocoa nibs, or 1 to 2 tablespoons of hemp or pumpkin seeds.