Photo: Carmen Cheung
With less sugar than store-bought jam, these easy-to-make strawberry overnight oats are still tasty and packed with healthy fibre.
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen and thawed strawberries
2 tbsp chia seeds, preferably white
2 to 3 tbsp honey
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk or 2% milk
1 cup quick oats
2 tbsp flax meal
2 tbsp honey
2 tsp chia seeds, preferably white
1/2 tsp vanilla
sliced strawberries, optional
To make strawberry jam, mash strawberries in a medium bowl with a potato masher. Stir in chia seeds and 2 tbsp honey. (add more honey if you prefer it sweeter.) Carefully divide among four 250-mL Mason jars, refrigerate until thickened, about 15 mins.
To make oats, combine almond milk with oats, flax meal, honey, chia seeds, vanilla and salt in a medium bowl. Pour into jars, overtop of jam. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving.
Serve topped with sliced fresh strawberries, if desired. Refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Calories 237, Protein 6g, Carbohydrates 43g, Fat 6g, Fibre 7g, Sodium 64mg.
Good source of Vitamin C.
Make your own flax meal by grinding flaxseeds in a coffee grinder.
Make smaller portions by using eight 125-mL jars instead.
Originally published in the Today’s Parent July/August 2019 issue. Photo by Carmen Cheung.
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