Holla holla lovassss. Can I just first say that I am soo happy with myself for these Valentines Day Overnight Oats photos? I know they’re nothing to phone home about (except I phoned my mom and told her all about them), but I really am trying to step up in the world of photography. I’ve learnt that there are few things more satisfying than setting up the perfect layout and getting the exact shot you were hoping for.
I am SUPER excited for this Valentines Day, not because I get to celebrate it with the love of my life (Sorry Adam!), but because one of my closest and coolest friends from New York is coming to visit me in Toronto. The two of us suffered through hours and hours of finance and commerce classes together, but in the end only one of us made it to the big leagues (guess what, it wasn’t me).
Also the NBA All Star Weekend is happening in Toronto from Feb 12-14th, so rather than having a romantic dinner with my boo, we’ll probably all go out and drink way too many beers while watching the game. Not to mention it’s a holiday on the Monday here in Toronto, so it’s a great weekend all around!
Last year for Valentines Day I made Adam and I the cutest pancake breakfast, complete with gifts, cards, and tea! This year I wanted to do something a little more festive and holiday themed and these Valentines Day Overnight Oats are what I came up with.
Everything needs to be made the night before so the jam has time to cool, and the oats/milk/chia seeds can soak everything up. This will give you more time in the morning anyway to spend some time with your lover *winky winky.* See?! I’m only thinking of you guys. And me.
These Valentines Day Overnight Oats are:
Quick & Easy
The jam can be made with fresh or frozen raspberries, but I definitely recommend fresh raspberries for on top (if you have em, and they aren’t $6 a box). And you can use any sort of toppings you like, but I preferred cacao chips. They’re totally bitter and strange to eat on their own, but sprinkled on top of this breakfast they blend right in!
- Raspberry Jam
- 1 cup frozen/fresh raspberries
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- Overnight Oats
- 1 cup oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp honey/other sweetener
- For the jam, place your raspberries and coconut oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir until the berries have turned mushy and the juices are coming out, about 4-5 minutes. Add the honey/syrup and chia seeds. Keep stirring until it reaches your desired consistency (another 5-10 minutes) and then remove from heat. Allow to cool down and then scoop into a container/jar and place in fridge
- For the overnight oats, combine the oats, chia seeds, almond milk and sweetener in a bowl. Mix together until everything is interspersed (especially the chia seeds).
- Place in fridge for 6-8 hours.
- Before eating, scoop about 1/3 cup into a mason jar. Add a layer of raspberry jam and another layer oats. Add a final layer of jam and top with fresh raspberries, cacao nibs, and whatever toppings you desire.
Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
BEVERLEY! You effing ROCKED these photos. I’m pumped about them for you! And your cute little graphic, you killed it. And this recipe sounds freaking amazing. Love that cacao nib crunch!
Aww thank you so much Ashley! I channelled my inner Fit Mitten Kitchen when taking them hehe
Hahah that actually sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This year Christian and I will probably go to a restaurant on the beach that I was invited to for my blog lol nothing like combining work with pleasure. These look so good, I am obsessed with raspberries. NEEED
Awww that sounds so lovely! I’m sure it’ll be free too, sooo sounds like the BEST Valentines Day ever
Wow!! This looks awesome! What a beautiful recipe and fun way to celebrate! That’s so great that you get to see your bestie! I hope that you have a blast!!
Thanks Cailee!! I know i’m so pumped 🙂
Those photos are totally worth phoning home about! They look amazing! The white/colour contrast works really well. That’s an awesome recipe too, and I need something for Valentine’s morning 😉 ….thanks for the idea!
Haha thanks! I’m just trying to be like you guys over there with my photos. Hope you try them!
Ooo so these oats are invited for an OVERNIGHT on Valentine’s day huh?!
Damn gurrl you know dey are
Oh my goodness, cuteness overload! I’m in love! I’m planning on going on a hike with my boyfriend and visiting a brewery on the way home in the mountains. I prefer just spending the day together than exchanging gifts 🙂 I’m for sure making these for him though!
omg that sounds like the PERFECT day! just dont get too drunk up in those mountains…
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
You are so sweet! Can I be your valentine this year? I’d love a pancake breakfast. But better yet, I’d love a big jar of these overnight oats! I love raspberries and those chocolate chunks on top? OMG perfection. So much love!!
rachel @ athletic avocado
Okay these oats need to be my breakfast sometime real soon. I Love raspberries so much, pinning this bae <3
wooo! thanks chica <3
Cara's Healthy Cravings
This looks like the perfect V-day breakie!
I usually make pancakes, but this looks like way more fun. I can’t get raspberries here in Indonesia, but maybe I can try making a chia jam with mango, I bet it could work!
Your photos are great, you should be proud!
Oh mannnn i’m just imagining that mango chia jam. send me some PLSSS
This looks almost too pretty to eat! Pinned and saved for Vday weekend <3
Haha that’s what i thought one second before i devoured it.
Margaret @ youngandrungry
🙂 Finally a post that doesn’t just bash valentines day! You should be very proud of your pictures because they are gawgeous! These oats look on point and Adam is a lucky man!
Haha thank you! I try to be as positive as possible about Valentines Day (although I wasn’t when i was single!!)
Susie @ SuzLyfe
I want to kind of bathe in this. And I say give this to Adam and then go and hang with your friend. Valentines day will be a little interesting for us this year. It is my last day of solid foods before I have to go through TWO days of colonoscopy prep, so I’m not sure we have many options, lol. SO romantic!
HAHAHAH. Don’t bathe in my oats pls. Good luck with the prep my dear!
Just tried it, very delicious! Baking the sweetener and chia seeds. Thank you for the delicious recipes! The best I have ever come across and super easy to make and very nutritious!
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Can you please add a photo of what the jam should look like before you take it off the heat? I have no idea what the “desired consistency” should look like, ad adding an approximate cooking time to get to that consistency would also be a big help to everyone! Thanks so much!
Hi Alana! I don’t have a photo unfortunately. Honestly it’s really up to how you like it – the longer you keep it on, the thicker it is. I’ll add a cooking time though to help you out a bit 🙂
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