Good Morning, Sunshine! If you want to start your day off on the right note, you must make this for your next breakfast.
Orange Vanilla Cardamom Overnight Oats. Absolutely incredible. Here is what you’ll need (plus chia seeds)!
In this version of overnight oats I used a ripe banana and orange vanilla Chobani to give the oats a light, fruity and sweet flavor. Perfecto!
I also used cardamom for the first time. And, oh my word, cardamom is pure bliss. I’ve always wanted to try cardamom, and I’m glad I finally did. Although it tends to be a bit expensive in comparison to other spices, you don’t need to use a lot to get an amazingly complex sweet and spicy burst of flavor in your dishes. A little bottle of cardamom goes a long way!
The texture of these oats was also perfect. They were creamy, chewy, and a bit soupy. It was almost like an oatmeal smoothie, which I loved!
The combo of flavors in this jar turned out to be so satisfying that I didn’t even want to add any toppings in the morning. Which is bizarre. Because I always love adding toppings to give the oats extra flavor, texture and nutrients. But for this time, I kept it plain. Sometimes keeping things simple gives you the best results!
Orange Vanilla Cardamom Overnight Oats
1/2 cup of old fashioned oats
1 ripe banana (not too ripe or spotty though), sliced
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp of Orange Vanilla Chobani
2 cardamom pods
3/4 cup of almond milk
To make these oats, grab a mason jar, lid, and all the ingredients.
Start by adding the oats and sliced banana into the jar. In the ingredients list I said to use a ripe banana, but not too ripe, because I don’t want the banana flavor to overpower the orange, vanilla, and cardamom. Use a banana that is just ripe enough to be sweet.
Next add in the chia seeds, Chobani, and almond milk, put the lid on the jar and shake away. This is the best part of making overnight oats, mixing everything right in the jar without making a mess or using extra dishes!
Lastly, you’ll want to break open the cardamom pods to extract the dark brown, blackish seeds from within. This will smell heavenly, by the way. And once you have the seeds extracted, you’ll want to crush and grind them into a powder as best you can. I just chopped the seeds into as small of pieces as I could and then crushed them with a knife on a cutting board.
When the cardamom is the consistency of a powder, sprinkle it inside of the mason jar, and give the whole thing one more shake.
Place in fridge overnight, and when you wake up in the morning you’ll have a lovely breakfast awaiting you. Enjoy!
Such a wonderful way to start your day,