Chia Cinnamon Oats

Chia Cinnamon Oats

I never bought a ticket on the “meal in a jar” train. Truth is, I can be a bit rough on things and the idea of neatly packing my lunch in a lovely little Mason, throwing it in my backpack then making the hike to work where I would then inevitably throw my backpack in the rough vicinity of my desk just didn’t seem to bode with my style. The thought of having to handpick glass out of my lovingly prepared meal did not appeal to me. The thought of going hungry appealed even less!

But something came over me last night (funny how that happens) and I threw together my very first every breakfast in a jar – Chia Cinnamon Oats.

Now before you give me a rant about oats not being gluten free, I agree, to a point. Research shows that those on a gluten free diet need to avoid oats like the plague. Coeliac Australia would agree and following this advise for years after being diagnosed with coeliac disease, not one oat passed my lips……. But I grew up on Dads porridge and an endless supply of ANZAC biscuits baked by mum so when I read that oats themselves do not contain the dreaded protein but become contaminated with gluten in the farming and storage process I was keen to find a safe supply. Find one I did with Bobs Red Mill – available in a health food shop near you! I’ve never had a problem eating these oats, and I am someone who reacts violently if I do eat gluten contaminated food. Try them if you will.

Chia Cinnamon Oats
Serves 1
Prep these oats overnight in a jar for a breakfast on the run
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Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
8 hr 2 min
Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
8 hr 2 min
375 calories
62 g
0 g
8 g
15 g
1 g
170 g
4 g
4 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
170g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375
Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
13%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 4mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 62g
21%
Dietary Fiber 13g
53%
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
82%
Calcium
12%
Iron
26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup oats
  2. 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  3. 1/2 cup yoghurt whey (or other liquid substitute)
  4. Dash of cinnamon
  5. 1/2 cup fresh berries
Instructions
  1. Mix the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon and yoghurt together in a jar, a bowl is fine too if you don't need your breakfast to be portable.
  2. Pop and lid on (or cover bowl) and refrigerate overnight
  3. Mix through berries
  4. Enjoy!
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calories
375
fat
8g
protein
15g
carbs
62g
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