Summertime Oats

So when Freddie first started eating solid food, we gave him baby oats. It was usually mixed bananas or some other kind of soft fruit. He loved it! After he turned one, I couldn’t bring myself to buy the baby oats anymore. He wouldn’t touch regular oatmeal and that made me a little bit sad. I started making this concoction a few weeks ago, and he asked me to taste it. I, of course, gave him a taste. It wasn’t long before he was eating the whole bowl out from under me and I had to make a double batch for us in the morning.

I have used coconut and cashew yogurt in this mixture and both are delicious. If you are watching your sugar intake, obviously buy unsweetened.

‘Bee free honey is a tasty mixture that I found at Whole Foods. It’s reminiscent of honey but a little bit different. It is made from apples, and is pretty much super natural. Best part is that no bees were harmed in the making of the stuff. Use a drizzle on top if you are a big fan of the yogurt honey combo.

Summertime Oats
This batch of Summertime Oats is topped with bananas, strawberries, toasted coconut, pistachio, and Bee free honey

Summertime Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup nondairy yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients in a mason jar or bowl and refrigerate overnight. Stir in the morning and add any additional toppers. Enjoy!

Optional Additional Toppers:

  • ‘chopped strawberries
  • ‘sliced banana
  • shelled pistachios
  • toasted coconut
  • chocolate chips
  • chopped peaches
  • chopped pineapple
  • maple syrup
  • bee free honey
  • or basically anything else you’d like to sprinkle on top