Hey Sis!! Are you tired of the same old boring breakfast options? Do you find yourself reaching for sugary cereals or pastries in the morning, only to crash later in the day? If so, it’s time to switch up your morning routine with something that’s both scrumptious and nutritious – Cinnamon Spice Caramel Apple Overnight Oats.
This filling breakfast option combines the sweetness of honey crisp apples, the warm spice of cinnamon, and the creaminess of almond milk to create a flavor explosion that your taste buds will thank you for. But the benefits of this recipe go far beyond taste.
Today, we’ll delve into why Cinnamon Spice Caramel Apple Overnight Oats needs to replace your morning donut! The Delicious Ingredients Before we get into the fantastic health benefits, let’s take a moment to appreciate the mouthwatering ingredients that make up this amazing recipe.
Salted Caramel Vegan Protein Powder: Protein is an essential part of your diet, helping with muscle recovery and keeping you full until your next meal. Vegan protein powder is not only an excellent source of plant-based protein but also adds a delightful caramel flavor to this dish.
Honey Crisp Apple: An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Honey crisp apples are known for their sweet, crisp taste, making them a perfect complement to this dish. Apples provide a dose of fiber and essential vitamins to kickstart your day.
Almond Milk: This dairy-free alternative is not only creamy and delicious but also low in calories and a good source of vitamin E. Almond milk is ideal for those looking to cut down on dairy consumption. I will often times replace Almond Milk with Coconut Milk instead for even more flavor.
Honey: Nature’s sweet nectar adds a touch of sweetness without the need for processed sugars. Honey is also packed with antioxidants and boasts various health benefits.s Buy local honey as it helps your allergies sis!
Chia Seeds: Talking about SUPER FOODS!! These tiny seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients, providing fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. Chia seeds help thicken the oats and add a satisfying crunch.
Cinnamon: Great for diabetics!! The star of the show, cinnamon adds a warm and comforting flavor. Beyond its amazing taste, cinnamon is also known for its potential health benefits.
Dried Rolled Oats: The ones to eat if you’re trying to lower your cholesterol!! Oats are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber. They’re the foundation of this recipe, providing lasting energy throughout your morning.
Now that we’ve covered the ingredients, let’s get into…
The reason why I eat Cinnamon Spice Caramel Apple Overnight Oats often:
1. Nutrient-Rich Breakfast Starting your day with this oatmeal dish means you’re fueling your body with a diverse range of essential nutrients. From protein and fiber to vitamins and antioxidants, you’re getting a well-rounded breakfast that can help you feel more energized throughout the day.
2. Sustained Energy Oats are known for their slow-digesting carbohydrates. This means you won’t experience the sugar spikes and crashes that often come with more sugary breakfast options. By providing a steady release of energy, these oats can help you maintain focus and avoid those mid-morning slumps.
3. Vegan-Friendly Protein The Salted Caramel Vegan Protein Powder is a dream come true for those following a vegan lifestyle. It ensures that you’re getting adequate protein without the need for animal products. This is crucial for muscle recovery and overall health. My favorite is Sprouts Salted Caramel, it’s TO DIE FOR good with no aftertaste!
4. Weight Management The combination of fiber, protein, and healthy fats (like those found in almond milk and chia seeds) can help you feel full and satisfied, reducing the temptation to snack on less nutritious options between meals.
5. Antioxidants Galore Both apples and honey offer a range of antioxidants that can help protect your cells from oxidative damage. Antioxidants are a key component of a healthy diet and can contribute to overall well-being.
6. Gut Health Chia seeds are rich in fiber, which can support a healthy digestive system. They help promote regular bowel movements and feed the beneficial bacteria in your gut.
7. Deliciously Satisfying This recipe isn’t just nutritious; it’s downright delicious. Starting your day with something you genuinely enjoy can set a positive tone for your entire day. The combination of caramel, apples, and cinnamon is comfort food at its finest.
8. Easy and Time-Saving Cinnamon Spice Caramel Apple Overnight Oats are designed for busy mornings. You can prepare them the night before and grab a jar on your way out the door. No more rushing or skipping breakfast – you’ll have a nutritious option ready to go.
NOW LET’s GET INTO THE GOODNESS!
CINNAMON SPICE CARAMEL APPLE OVERNIGHT OATS
- 1/2 cup dry rolled oats
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup coconut or almond milk
- 1/2 medium size apple. chopped
- 1 scoop Salted caramel vegan protein powder (I use Sprouts)
- Warm 2 TBSP of water in a sauce pan
- Dice 1/2 medium apple and add to warm sauce pan
- Add 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp honey to the saucepan as you saute apples until no longer firm (about 6-7 minutes)
- Once soft, set apples aside to cool before assembling overnight oats (Approx 15 min)
- Once cool, use a wide mouth 8oz mason jar to add 1/2 cup of oats to the jar
- Add remaining ingredients (1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 TBSP honey, 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1 scoop of salted caramel protein, 1 TBSP chia seeds)
- Mix the ingredients and seal the mason jar
- Let set for 3-4 hours or overnight and ENJOY
I’m Nicole Twyman, a native New Orleanian, who has lived all across the US! Although, my small family of 4 currently calls Los Angeles, CA home. I am a proud 40+ year old mom of a wonderfully energetic and theatrical daughter, and a handsome, scholarly athlete!
While I have worked in corporate America as a certified senior project / program / portfolio manager for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Procter & Gamble & IBM, my passion is service. It has always been my desire to live a life of service to others; which I took every opportunity to explore as an active member of many of my church’s ministries and of my public service sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
Well, now I am over the top excited to have the opportunity to serve divas through my very own ministry, Fit, Fyne & Fabulous.