Well, here it is: my first official “Paleo” recipe. I’m taking advantage of the short but sweet early-summer apricot season to make these naturally fruit-sweetened and full of fiber (although I’m actually using dried apricots in this recipe so you can enjoy these scrumptious balls any time of year). And since it seems like the healthiest thing you can do these days is attempt to eat, sleep and breathe coconut, I’ve got not just toasted coconut but also coconut flour in this recipe. Stick it all together with some delectable creamy almond butter and you’ve got a winning combination. I’m sure Paleolithic Man would scarf a few (or more) of these before mastadon hunting. Hopefully your pursuits aren’t as perilous, but this is a healthy fuel source all the same!
Tired of overnight oatmeal yet? No, of course not! Me neither! We’re just scratching the surface of flavour ideas (let me know if there’s anything specific you want me to tackle in the comments). And can you really go wrong with dessert for breakfast? No, I think not. So, I humbly submit for your consideration: Date-Pecan Pie Overnight Oatmeal. Even people who don’t like oatmeal like THIS oatmeal, and even people who don’t like pecan pie (yes, I see you. Both of you.) like this spin on pecan pie. And like all overnight oatmeal, it just can’t be any easier!
Salted Caramel. Caramel Apple. Apple Bake. Toasted Pecans. No matter how you deconstruct his recipe, the individual elements themselves sound delicious on their own, don’t they? And who doesn’t love an apple crisp or an apple crumble? (I actually couldn’t definitively tell you the difference between a crisp and crumble – I’d have to consult Google or Wikipedia for the “official ” answer). This dish is actually neither and yet combines the best of both AND is free of grains and refined sugar! It’s happiness in a bowl and in your mouth. And with only four chief ingredients plus spices, it couldn’t be easier!
Now that I’ve convinced you that overnight oatmeal is one of the fastest, easiest, and most delicious things to have for breakfast, whether at home or on the go, and can be surprisingly high-protein, too (wait a minute, what’s that? You haven’t read my Cinnamon Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal post yet? You’re missing out! Check it out after this one – you won’t regret it, I promise), let’s kick up the flavour possibilities. How about the classic breakfast flavour that’s undeniably Canadian and adds just the right touch of sweetness to your morning meal? Maple! Throw in some walnuts to add a serving of healthy fats (they’re packed with omega 3 fatty acids) and boost the fiber AND flavour of this dish. There you have it: Maple Walnut Overnight Oatmeal. You can thank me later.