Low Sodium Overnight Spiced Oatmeal With Cranberries
Growing up, I hated oatmeal. It was creamy, grainy, and just tasted bland. As I
grew out of my sugar cereal phase, grew older, and my tastes spread beyond sugar cereals. I now appreciate oatmeal and the healthy benefits. Also the flavors of the natural ingredients have really come a long way since those gloppy cereal days. Today I’m going to share my low sodium Overnight Spiced Oatmeal with Cranberries.
A Great Tasting Breakfast
When you are trying to make sure you get a great breakfast, but you don’t always have lots of time, overnight oats are perfect. You can throw the night before. I usually will do it when I am prepping the coffee to be brewed in the morning. I like using a mason jar to have a reusable vessel to mix things up. Two standard 16 oz. mason jars holds enough oats for our family of five.
This dish is packed with nutrients, fiber, and vitamins. Naturally sweetened and gluten-free. You could use Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk if you want to make this vegan. This recipe serves 2 so I would double it if you are doing like I do and filling two mason jars. If you need or want these to be portable, you can use the smaller 8 oz. mason jars so each can take their own with them.
Customize With Your Own Add-ins
I use cranberries here, but you can chose from your favorites. Things like unsalted nuts and fresh, frozen, or dried fruits. You can sweeten naturally with honey or maple syrup. I will sometimes add some ricotta cheese or yogurt to fortify this breakfast even more.
From The Cookbook
This recipe is in my new cookbook – The Easy Low Sodium Diet Plan & Cookbook. It is available on Amazon or in Barnes and Nobles Stores. You can also ask at your local book store for them to order it.
The Recipe For Low Sodium Overnight Spiced Oatmeal With Cranberries
This delicious, heart healthy, low sodium oat sensation is made with just a handful of ingredients and very little prep time.
- 1 cup Milk or sub unsweetened vanilla almond milk if wanting to make it vegan
- 1 cup Rolled Oats gluten free
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cranberries
- 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds (optional)
- 1/4 tsp Cardamom
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Optional Toppings like sliced almonds or more cranberries
In a medium bowl (or 16 oz mason jar) combine the milk, oats, cranberries, seeds (if using) and spices.
Seal the bowl with plastic wrap, or use the jar lid. Set to refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
Stir thoroughly before serving. If you made these in 8 oz. jars, pass them out with spoons and enjoy!