Overnight Oats and Seeds Breakfast Pudding

The Cowgirl Gourmet adapted this recipe from The First Mess Cookbook

If chia seed pudding and overnight oats fell in love, this would be the stunning result, which is far greater than the two individual parts. Seriously. I like overnight oats, but the addition of chia and hemp seeds results in a silkier pudding like substance. Top with whatever granola, nuts and fruit you have on hand, along with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey and a sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut. Get creative and add some matcha, maca or cacao powder for additional nutrients and flavoring. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled...just make sure you start with a larger jar.

Serves 1

1/3 cup organic rolled oats

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon hemp seeds/hearts

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup homemade almond, cashew or other nut/seed milk or whole milk

Optional add-ins: matcha or maca powder (1/2 teaspoon), cacao powder (1 teaspoon)

Toppings: maple syrup or honey (1 teaspoon), fresh seasonal fruit, granola, nuts and/or seeds, unsweetened shredded coconut, dollop of nut or seed butter, etc.

Place oats, seeds and salt in a jar. Add the milk and vanilla and shake, shake, shake. If adding optional mix-ins, such as matcha, maca or cacao powder, add now and shake some more.

Put the lid on the jar and set in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours, though overnight is preferred.

Before serving, add a teaspoon of maple syrup (or honey), fresh seasonal fruits, homemade granola and/or seeds and nuts and any other toppings you want and dig in. 

Because this breakfast is made in a jar, it makes it super convenient for travel--whether it's to go to work or after a workout or for a healthy snack.