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OK, we are off to a nutritious and tasty New Year with this amazing Cinnamon Apricot Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal with Goji Berries and Almonds. I’m using Quaker’s Steel Cut Oats for this one.
The other day at my neighborhood Target there was an in-store display featuring Quaker Steel Cut Oats, along with recipe cards. Wanting something to switch up my morning routine I decided the Steel Cut Oats would be my go to for a my new recipe and breakfast. There were other great items like cocoa nibs, chia seeds and goji berries to add to the mix and the tart and tangy goji was added to my basket.
Besides the in-store display at your neighborhood Target store you can also find these Quaker Steel Cut Oats in the food section aisle along with the chia seeds and goji berries.
The sun dried goji berries are really amazing in that are high in Vitamins A & C, and iron.
These small, orange-red, super nutrient-rich berries possess over 20 trace minerals too, are packed with essential amino acids and is a vegetarian form of protein.
I wanted to use my Glazed Apricots to top this breakfast off. These glazed apricots were a recipe I picked up from a chef when I was in Zambia. The soft yet firm apricot, glazed with a tangy orange juice reduction and scented with cinnamon really got my attention. It seemed so simple, but packed amazing flavor.
In a small saucepan add the dried apricots, orange juice to cover and ground cinnamon. Bring to a boil, lower heat to simmer and cook until a glaze forms and liquid is hardly there. It take about 10-15 minutes, keep an eye on it so it doesn’t scorch. Set aside to cool and refrigerate until morning.
I make a large batch and keep them around for nibbling.
Divide the steel cut oats, chia seeds, goji berries, almonds and almond milk in two individual 12 oz jars that are microwave safe. Stir well and cover with lid. Store in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning stir and add a couple chopped cinnamon apricots on top. I found them to be a nice contrast to the tart-like goji berry.
Eat cold or feel free to heat for a minute in the microwave if you prefer a warm meal.
The Quaker Steel Cut Oats made for a perfect choice instead of my usual oatmeal. These add that extra chewy texture and along with the chia seeds, almonds and goji berries, the sweet almond milk makes this the perfect breakfast. My added Glazed Cinnamon Apricots were a fantastic addition, but are purely optional.
Note: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This Quaker Oats Cinnamon Apricot Overnight Oatmeal with Goji Berries and Almonds recipe has been compensated as part of Kevinsicooking for Collective Bias and its client.
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 4 tsp chia seeds
- handful of goji berries
- handful of chopped almonds
- 1½ cups almond milk
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- orange juice
- 1 cup dried apricots
- Divide the steel cut oats, chia seeds, goji berries, almonds and almond milk in two individual 12 oz jars that are microwave safe. Stir well and cover with lid. Store in the refrigerator overnight.
- In a small saucepan add the dried apricots, enough orange juice to cover and ground cinnamon. Bring to a boil, lower heat to simmer a cook until a glaze forms and liquid in hardly there. It takes about 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t scorch. Set aside to cool and refrigerate until morning.
- In the morning add a couple chopped cinnamon apricots on top. Stir and eat cold or heat for a minute in the microwave.