Recipe: Maple apple overnight oats
Try this nutrient-dense breakfast
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1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
3/4 cup skim milk, soy milk or unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp maple syrup
1/4 medium apple, diced
1/4 cup walnuts
- Combine oats, chia seeds and milk in an airtight container. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
- Add maple syrup to the container and mix. Top with diced apple and walnuts. Enjoy!
Nutrition information (serving size: 1 cup): 522 calories; 65 grams of carbohydrate; 17 grams of protein; 24 grams of fat; 103 mg sodium