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Overnight Oatmeal To Go: 2 Ways

This is a discovery! I have to say I was truly amazed. I thought I wasn’t going to like this at all. I love my breakfast oatmeal warm, specially for the cold months, but cold oatmeal? I really thought this was not going to work out for me. But… surprise! I loved it. Now that summer has well made its entrance here in Guatemala, overnight cold oatmeal is welcome into my weekly routine.

The better ingredients you use for the recipe, the best it will taste. For example, make sure you get greek yogurt and really nice cocoa powder (the one you use for baking)… and the best fruit. That makes a ton of difference. Anyway, I set out to prepare these two overnight oatmeal jars on a Saturday afternoon, so I had these on Monday and Tuesday. I would recommend just doing a few days at the time (not the entire week), as we are using dairy products and fruit, they can go bad.

The base is the same: oats, chia seeds, yogurt and milk. You mix those 4 ingredients and you are ready to roll. Add a few other ingredients and you can have your different combos: Piña Colada (honey, coconut, almonds and pineapple), Blueberry (blueberry, lemon zest and vanilla) or Peaches and Cream (peaches, cinnamon, maple syrup and cream). The combination possibilities are endless. Here I went with the safe combos: Strawberry + Chocolate, and Banana + Honey. You can mix and match flavors and fruits… And to get more recipes like this one, visit The Domestic Geek and subscribe to her YouTube channel for more recipes like this one!

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Overnight Oatmeal To Go: 2 Ways

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Warm Apple Salad

All through the year, we’ve been eating salads a lot. I’m always trying to find new ingredients, or new ways to use common ingredients to try to make my salads a little bit more interesting.  I saw a photo of a salad, and on the caption it read “warm apple salad”.  I didn’t even read the recipe, and I can’t remember where I saw it, probably on Pinterest. But I was inspired to try my own version, putting together a few ingredients.  I’ve already made it several times after that. A simple grilled apple and some nuts give so much flavor to mixed greens.  I whipped up a vinaigrette with a little mustard and honey, which I think is the perfect pairing for apples and almonds in a salad. This is not only pumpkin season, but apple season as well… so take advantage, you won’t regret it, I promise… and you’ll make it in a flash.

Helga

Warm Apple Salad

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Coconut Banana Pancakes

I only make pancakes on the weekends… when else do you have the time?!  I always use my trusty homemade pancake recipe which I sometimes vary by adding blueberries, chopped strawberries or bananas.  Mariano’s favorite are Banana Pancakes, and it had been a while since I made him some, only this time I added shredded coconut to the mix. Don’t you think bananas and coconut are a perfect combo?   I would definitely suggest that you do not skip browning the coconut before adding it to your batter.  This intensifies the nutty flavor of the coconut, and makes your kitchen smell great.

I used regular maple honey to go with these, but I bet they would rise to another level if you try our orange maple syrup recipe.  Find the recipe below. (The recipe serves 1… it was for me!  But you can easily multiply it to serve more people)

Enjoy!

Helga

Coconut Banana Pancakes

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