Monday, January 13, 2014

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Fall spiced apples layered with protein packed egg white oats, and a vanilla cream topping. This will make your taste buds VERY happy. Usually, I make overnight oats without cooking the oats. But cooking them with egg whites makes them a fluffy and thick texture that is really amazing. You can cook them on the stove or in the microwave. I used a microwave because I got home from work late and reallyyy didn't feel like cleaning dishes. You can do it either way, but make sure you watch them in the microwave. If you cook them too long they will bubble up and overflow. Every microwave is different, so my timing may be different than yours. For either method, make sure you really stir the egg whites in. No one likes clumpy eggs in their oatmeal! If you don't have all the spices listed below, just use more cinnamon!

Warning: This will make your house smell really good!


Apple Pie Overnight Oats

For the Oatmeal:

1/2 apple, diced
1 tablespoon sugar free maple syrup
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of allspice
Few dashes of cinnamon
1/3 cup oatmeal
2/3 cup water or almond milk (or any milk)
1 packet stevia
1/4 cup egg whites

For the vanilla cream:

1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein
Stevia to taste

Directions:

1. Place apples in a bowl. Add sugar-free syrup and spices. Stir to combine. Microwave for 1 minute or until soft. Place aside.
2. In a different bowl, stir together oatmeal with the water (or milk) and stevia. Microwave 40 seconds. Stir. Microwave in 20 second intervals until the oats are cooked and most of the liquid has been absorbed (I usually do 40 seconds, 20 seconds, 20 second, stirring in between). Stir in egg whites. Microwave an additional 20-30 seconds.
3. Pour the egg white oats over the apple mixture. Place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, combine the vanilla cream ingredients and top the oats. Enjoy!

Add any additional toppings you like (fruit, nuts, nut butter). I added Nuttzo Seven Nut and Seed Butter :)