Overnight Oat Parfait with Cranberry and Granola
If you’ve followed me for a while, you may recall that I entered Swanson Vitamins recipe contest in 2011 and won for my Medjool Date and Walnut Bread! Since that time I continue to love the quality of their products, savings on so many of my favorite brands and the ease of ordering online and prompt shipping.
Check out my recent order! In one quick, online shopping trip, I’ve restocked my pantry just in time for all my holiday baking! I’m very excited to try out the Vietnamese Cinnamon as it’s known to be the strongest, sweetest and richest cinnamon! Sucanet , hiding in the back, will be my brown sugar replacement for my holiday cookies this year, plus Organic Coconut Sugar , Unsweetened Coconut and Coconut Oil. Almond Flour, Almonds and those Cacao Nibs will find their way into a new biscotti recipe very soon! Acai Powder to add to my smoothies and Honey Lemon Creme for my tea. Plus so much more!
And these basic ingredients, wheat germ, flaxseed meal from Bob’s Red Mill and Chia Seeds are my staple ingredients in my overnight oats.
Overnight Oats are not a new thing but I realized when I received my recent shipment that I had never posted how I prepare my oats. While I am a morning person, during the week I do not want to have to deal with preparing anything from scratch. I have my espresso ready to go and will prepare my overnight oats in individual servings for 3-4 days. Basically the recipe is placing an equal amount of oats and non-dairy milk together and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, your oatmeal is ready. I prefer not to warm mine up, but can be by adding a bit more liquid in and heating.
I like to add in extras with my oats. In my glass jar, to 1/2 cup of oats, I add in 1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds, 1/2 tablespoon of flax seed meal, 1/2 tablespoon of wheat germ, a pinch of salt and 1/2 cup non-dairy milk. Depending on the season, dried cranberries and cinnamon are added as well. In the morning, I may stir in a little more non-dairy milk, topping my oats with whatever I desire that day…this time it was cranberry sauce (simmering fresh or frozen cranberries with cinnamon, fresh squeezed orange juice and maple syrup til bubbling and broken down), non-dairy yogurt, granola and a drizzle of maple syrup!! It’s like having dessert for breakfast!!
I love being in the kitchen. Early mornings, soft music, a hot espresso. Easing into the preparation of delicious meals. Glancing through cookbooks, gathering inspiration and planning my day. I look forward to the cycles of the seasons, the pleasures of tasting and savoring and sharing this with those dear to me. Weekends are special to me as my week days are often rushed, but still I create the ambiance, light the candles, set the table and uncork the wine.
I love all the things you purchased on your shopping spree. I also love cocoa nips. I can’t wait to see all of your delicious holiday recipes with your new purchases.
Thanks Bam! Hope you entered for your chance to win!!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
What a whopper of an order and what a winner with your overnight oats!
Thanks Maureen. I love getting a “whopping” order of inspiration for good meals to come!!
Lots of great foods. The health food store must love you. I really like your oat mixture.
I hope you entered Jovina, you will love their products and service!!
Judy @Savoring Today
Love the overnight oats, so easy and ready to go when time is tight. What a grand assortment you ordered, your pantry looks remarkably similar to my own. If you haven’t used it before, I think you’ll like the coconut palm sugar quite a lot — I gave up using sucanat once I discovered it. You have all the makings for a delicious holiday season!
Thanks Judy. I’ve not used the coconut palm sugar before so I’m glad you mentioned that! I hope you entered as I know you will love all their products!!
The overnight oats look great…and just my style as I am truly not a morning person! What an order you have there…a tall order and a fun challenge to use all those cool products. Happy Thanksgiving, Linda!
Hi Betsy, I think all of us foodies love to have a ton of ingredients to create a lot of inspiration in the kitchen!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!
I would love some of those specialty flours. How fun!
I hope you entered! it is definitely fun to win!!!
Looks great! i always pre-soak my oats for digestibility..this is a nice combo!
Love the overnight oats and the order looks great!
What great healthy products
Love the idea of over night oats.
Abbe@This is How I Cook
I love to order by mail. It always makes me feel like I’m receiving a present when it arrives. And your order would be a great present. Thanks for visiting my blog. Feel free to stop by anytime!
Such yummy ideas. Can’t wait to try some!
This looks like a yummy prize!
The way you do your oats is not only yummy but a really healthy start to the day. I love your order! You have so many incredible and wonderful items in your delivery. It’s a great competition but I’m sure it must be open to USA residents only xx
Hi there… this is Ben H. from the Swanson Health Blog. We have our Day 1 winner! Congrats to Judy L., our first $100 SwansonVitmains.com winner in our #Swanson30DayGiveaway. Thanks to everyone who participated on day 1!
Amy @ Elephant Eats
I love overnight oats! I just never remember to make them the night before…quite a problem 🙂 Wow, that’s quite a haul you bought there. Good stuff!
The Vegan 8
Oh my goodness those are all ingredients I use and love!! That Vietnamese cinnamon has me dying!! You know how much I’ve mentioned my passionate love for cinnamon! Lol! The overnight oats sound wonderful too. 🙂
Love this overnight oatmeal idea Linda. Such a luscious treat for breakfast and healthy too! 🙂 Hope your Thanksgiving was fabulous…knowing you it was.
Anne ~ Uni Homemaker
I’m jealous! You have a HUGE bag of Vietnamese cinnamon. You’ll love it girl. I can’t live without mine. Only mine is a tiny little jar.
This is a great make ahead breakfast that I’ve never heard of! Sorry I didn’t see this post sooner to enter your contest, but congrats to the lucky winner! I’ll have to check out your sponsers website, I see a lot of items I buy and a lot I haven’t tried yet 🙂
John | BrainSharp
This is a great breakfast. I like all the ingridients you have gathered. Great for a healthy nutition plan and a healthy lifestyle. All you need to boost your mornings and brain performance. Thanks, John