Strawberry fruit-bottom overnight oats

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

15 min

Makes

4 servings

* PLUS Overnight chilling
Strawberry fruit-bottom overnight oats

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.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen and thawed strawberries
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds , preferably white
  • 2 to 3 tbsp honey

Overnight Oats

  • 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
  • pinch salt
  • sliced strawberries , optional

Instructions

  • 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.

Kitchen Tip

Make your own flax meal by grinding flaxseeds in a coffee grinder.

Serving Tip

Make smaller portions by using eight 125-mL jars instead.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 237,
  • Protein
  • 6 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43 g,
  • Fat
  • 6 g,
  • Fibre
  • 7 g,
  • Sodium
  • 64 mg.
  • Good source of
  • Vitamin C

Originally published in the Today’s Parent July/August 2019 issue. Photo by Carmen Cheung.