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Overnight oats are one of the latest breakfast sensations. Made with certified gluten free, purity protocol oats, now gluten free overnight oats also represent an easy morning option for those of us with celiac disease or a serious reason to avoid gluten.
Gluten free overnight oats are simple to ‘make,’ and super healthy to boot. You take something that’s already wildly healthy—oats—and add a liquid like milk or yogurt to it, mix it up with fruit, nuts, berries or anything else you like. Then you just stick it in the fridge overnight to plump up the oats. Serve cold right out of the jar for the ultimate healthy, convenient and portable breakfast, and one that’s particularly yummy on a hot summer morning.
The interesting, but somewhat more complex reason to make overnight oats is that they are easier to digest than traditional oats. Soaking breaks down the natural starches in the oats. Soaked, refrigerated oats are higher in dietary fiber called “resistant starches” (they resist digestion in the small intestine, improving gut health through slow fermentation in the large intestine) which improve overall digestion, increase your body’s fat burning ability, help to fill you up and can even help decrease insulin levels. These natural resistant starches are formed during the cooling process, and thus are not present in hot versions of even the same foods.
Leave it to a southern girl with a sweet tooth to take this super smart breakfast idea one step further and make it … dessert! No complicated ingredients or instructions: I simply used my absolute favorite ice cream — So Delicious® Cashew Milk Snickerdoodle Frozen Dessert — as the “liquid.” The yumminess factor from this ingredient created what I believe to be not only one of the tastiest, but also the easiest finales to any meal, and it has the added bonus of being a touch healthier than your average dessert.
And because So Delicious® Snickerdoodle flavor already has the perfect balance of cinnamon, vanilla and sugar, there’s no need to add ANYTHING else to the oats! In this version I stirred in some berries and peaches because their flavors combine so well, plus I had just hit a farmer’s market (hard), but you truly don’t even need to add those. It couldn’t be easier!
Feel free to use another gluten free flavor besides Snickerdoodle (I’ve tried lots – quality control, you know?), but trust me, So Delicious® Snickerdoodle takes this dessert to another level. It just does.
Using certified gluten-free, purity protocol oats with So Delicious® Cashew Milk Frozen Dessert, this is also a dessert you can serve nearly any guest, any time. Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free and vegan — what’s not to love? With the addition of the soaked oats, all you need is a small serving to feel deliciously sated and enjoy a dessert that’s the stuff of legend! Scroll down to review the ingredients I used in this easiest-of-all, 2-ingredient dessert and see if you’re not convinced it’s something anyone — yes anyone — can make.Print
Set Snickerdoodle ice cream out to melt, or gently thaw on the defrost setting of your microwave.
Stir melted ice cream into bowl with measured oats. Add fruit and stir to combine.
Transfer to one quart-size glass jar or 4 small glass jars (4-ounce Ball Jars pictured), then cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours to give the oats time to soften and absorb the liquid.
Transfer to freezer for at least 2 hours before serving or simply serve cold, from the refrigerator.
To serve, add more fresh fruit toppings and Cocowhip®, if desired, and serve cold.
P.S. The recipe contest is hosted by Alisa from Go Dairy Free and So Delicious®. This post was sponsored by So Delicious, but as always, my opinions are my own, and besides, I’d never lie about my favorite ice cream flavor! Some links may be affiliate links and if you choose to purchase through them, you will not incur fees or higher prices, but my blog may receive a small amount to help offset the costs of this website. Read my full disclosure policy here.