Its April! And that means we have 2 months until summer-woo hoo!! But, that means that we have 2 months of breakfasts and dinners to figure out-ugh! By this time everyone is tired of getting up and tired of the routine and is looking for something different. I make my youngest son the same thing every morning- omelet with cheese, toast, berries and milk. He is SICK of that breakfast by April. So, I am shaking things up this week with a delicious Coconut Cream Pie Overnight Oats. I made a batch last night that will last all week and it was SO easy this morning when I stumbled downstairs to “make” breakfast. I scooped out a bowlful of oats and topped it with fresh blueberries and breakfast was served!
It took me a few tries to get this recipe right, but there really is no “recipe”. Just adjust the amounts to what you prefer. I used So Delicious Coconut Milk-it comes in a box and is either next to the milk or in the juice section of your grocery store, but you need to refrigerate it after you open it. I tried to use the Organic Coconut Milk from Trader Joes (in a can), but it was too hard to get it to mix together (I kept getting the coconut fat separation from the milk-if you know how to fix this please shoot me a message). It definitely was more coconutty with the Trader Joe’s brand but it was not a creamy and was too rich for my blood, but if that is all you can find it is just fine.
I also used 2 Tablespoons of honey because I was making this for my family, but if that is too sweet by all means cut it down or out! Or if you don’t like honey then use maple syrup.
Hope you like this and as always send me your thoughts or questions!
Coconut Cream Pie Overnight Oats
A quick, easy and healthy breakfast to kickstart your morning!
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 1/2 cups coconut milk (So Delicious brand is great)
- 2 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 2 Tablespoons coconut yogurt or plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup shredded coconut
Combine all ingredients in a jar or bowl that can be sealed.
Mix well and refrigerate overnight but at least 3 hours.
Serve cold or warm topped with coconut flakes, fresh berries, sliced almond or chopped walnuts.