Overnight Oats have quickly become my go to breakfast. I have always loved them and made them on a regular basis. However, as my life has gotten more hectic I need as many ways as possible to save time. Overnight Oats always come to the rescue and I’m really glad I learned how to make these a few years ago. Not to sound cheesy but I really couldn’t picture my life without Overnight Oats now (lol).
Since I love Overnight Oats so much and I make them regularly, I decided to start experimenting with different flavors. As much as I love them, I’m the type of person who gets tired of having the same thing everyday. By trying different ways of making this amazing breakfast I keep it fresh and don’t get tired of it. Even though essentially I am pretty much eating the same thing regularly.
Not only am I the one eating these, my 1 year old eats them too. Like me, she also gets bored with having the same foods over and over again. I have to constantly be making sure I’m switching it up for her. So far she has liked every flavor of Overnight Oats I have experimented with. This Red Velvet Overnight Oats recipe has actually been one of our favorites.
When it comes to my Overnight Oats I like them to be sweet. I prefer anything with chocolate. I really love chocolate! While I like them to be sweet I don’t like them to be over sweetened. Natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup and stevia are always my go to. The red color in these is obtained by using beet puree. This can be a great way to sneak in some veggies for your picky eaters as well. It doesn’t have much beet in it so you can’t taste it at all. Plus the cacao powder, chocolate chips and stevia really overpower the beets.
I like to top these with plain Greek yogurt and some more chocolate chips. I should also mention that I use dairy-free, soy-free, semi-sweet mini chocolate chips. You can use any toppings you’d like. Some good toppings you can use are strawberries, almonds, coconut cream, coconut flakes, or hazelnut butter. Overall these are very filling and a great way to get your day started. The best part is that they taste like you’re having dessert for breakfast!
Red Velvet Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tsp beet puree
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tbsp dark mini chocolate chips
- 4 drops liquid stevia
In a mason jar combine all ingredients.
Tightly close lid and place oats in refrigerator over night.
The next morning, stir oats and top with any desired toppings. I like to use Plain Greek Yogurt and a few more chocolate chips for these oats. Compliments it perfectly!