Chai Spiced Overnight Oats with Pear

Can you believe it? another breakfast recipe. ¬†I’ve been all about the breakfast for the last couple of months going on a year and now that I have baby I’m always on the search for really yummy breakfast ideas that seems a little bit fancier than toast with crudely spread peanut butter, I want something that takes the same amount of effort. ¬†That’s why overnight anything has just become my lifesaver, it doesn’t beat sourdough pancakes, but its pretty close!

Overnight oats is just the perfect breakfast for people in a constant rush. ¬†You just dump everything in your jar. shake everything up, cover and leave in the fridge overnight and wait for the delicious magic to happen! ¬†You can even eat it directly out of the jar. ¬†I like placing mine in a bowl and sprinkling all the little extras in there to really make it seem like I created the fanciest breakfast you’ve ever seen.

This chai spiced inspired overnight oats is just amazing, filled with warming spices that make for a delicious breakfast that will give you all the flavour without any of the real effort.  Topped with chopped pear that beautifully compliments all the spices and just a sprinkle of coconut makes this a wonderful flavour explosion.

CHAI SPICED OVERNIGHT OATSserves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk or milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds or yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 -1/2 tsp ground ginger depends on how spicy you like it
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pear chopped
  • coconut flakes

Directions

In one large jar or two smaller jars add everything and combine well. Place in the fridge and leave overnight.

The next morning remove.  If its a little bit to firm add more milk.  Scoop into two bowls,  Sweeten with Sweetener of choice.  Sprinkle with coconut flakes and pear.  Serve.

Golden Milk Granola

During my long wait, waiting for baby to arrive I was trying to stay sane by creating recipes for postpartum. ¬† I wanted to create healthy easy to grab recipes that would nourish me and help heal me from the inside out. ¬†I was thinking about anti inflammatory spices and ingredients that could be made into a delicious easy breakfast. ¬†Breakfast was the one food item I was slacking on when I was making my food stock pile and showing Carl how to cook. ¬†For some reason he’s just terrible at making breakfast, especially oats?! ¬†When you have to ask someone if they’ve ever eaten before, because you just can’t believe the weird taste they’ve created you know you’ve got to come up with a breakfast alternative fast.

What’s a quicker breakfast than granola? Maybe a frozen waffle! but that was a slippery slope into unhealthy eating that I’m just not willing to take, especially during these crucial healing times!

This healthy golden milk granola is a great anti inflammatory breakfast or just a quick grab and go snack.  Its a fast way to get all the benefits of warm golden milk.  This traditional Ayurveda beverage harnesses some of the most potent healing spices, while giving you an immunity boost.

TURMERIC BENEFITS

  1. Helps with pain management.  After delivering your baby, you will be surprised of all the muscles you worked during labour.
  2. Helps manage depression.  When all those hormones come flooding out of your body, most of us gets hit with a couple of baby blues.
  3. Anti inflammatory.
  4. Helps fight against cancer
  5. Helps with digestive complaints.

GINGER BENEFITS

  1. Helps with nausea and indigestion.
  2. Helps with digestion
  3. Boost your immune system.
  4. Helps fight bacterial and fungal infections.
  5. Helps relieve pain.

CINNAMON BENEFITS

  1. High source of antioxidants.
  2. fights inflammation in the body.
  3. Protects your heart health.
  4. Fights diabetes
  5. Fights against infections and viruses.

FENNEL SEED  BENEFITS

  1. Increases breast milk production.
  2. Helps aid digestion.
  3. Relieves water retention.
  4. Relieves menstrual problems
  5. Protects against cancer.

Pair all those benefits with oats and you’ve got yourself a great anti inflammatory, lactation aiding, really yummy, super breakfast.

GOLDEN MILK GRANOLAserves 12

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or liquid sweetener of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp fennel seed
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C.

In a large bowl combine the oats, nuts, seeds, salt and spices.

Stir to blend

Pour in the oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix well to get the oats covered well.

Spread the granola out on a baking sheet. ¬†Bake for 20 – 30 minutes until golden. ¬†Stir halfway through. ¬†I lower the heat a bit when I place the granola in the oven. ¬†I’ve had a lot of burning granola issues. ¬†Remember to keep checking on the granola so it doesn’t burn. ¬†When you take it out it wont be as crisp as you would want it, but it will crisp up as it cools.

Allow to completely cool.  Stir in raisins and place in an airtight container.