Overnight Oatmeal with Blueberries, Blackberries, Cherries and Raspberries with Toasted Almonds
This is the oatmeal mixture before you put it in the fridge
This is my new favorite breakfast ~ overnight oatmeal. I know it doesn’t look or sound like much, but it is delicious and the berries and the garnish of toasted almonds really make this something I look forward to. The banana sweetens the oatmeal without tasting too much like just a banana dish. I make up 2 days worth because it takes the oats some time to soak everything up. I start by mashing a banana in the container I am going to store it. Then add rolled oatmeal (not the instant kind), almond milk, chia seeds, ground flax seeds, vanilla and almond extract and mix well and put it in the refrigerator. The next morning I put half of it in a bowl and microwave it for 2 minutes, while I get my frozen mixture (just because it is so easy and I always have them on hand) of raspberries, blueberries, cherries and blackberries and put them in a small bowl and microwave them for a few minutes. They become almost like stewed fruit and give off some nice juices that really add to the oatmeal. I put the fruit mixture over the oatmeal and sprinkle some toasted sliced almonds over the top. Trader Joe’s has toasted almonds that I always have in the refrigerator to add to desserts and salads and they taste so much better toasted. Hope you like it! Click here for the recipe….