Stay on top of your morning routine with maple French toast overnight oats with apples! This tasty breakfast is so easy to put together the night before and will keep you satisfied in the morning for hours to come.
Guys, I've kinda sorta been in panic mode for the past week. Okay, I've totally been in total freak out oh-my-god-did-I-just-walk-into-Target-with-my-pajama-pants-on mode. Not that I actually went to Target with pajama pants on. That would be ridiculous. They were pajama shorts. And I was wearing a dress. That makes it okay.
The reason for my panic and inability to properly adult is that my daughter just started kindergarten. Yes, the daughter that spent basically every moment of her five years of life with me. Who I taught instead of putting into preschool because we couldn't stand being apart. That one. The child I am legally required to abandon to a bunch of strangers who are supposed to do things like "teach her." Whatever. I know what's really going on. Everyone is jealous of our beautiful bond and want to tear us apart.
Alright I am done being way over dramatic. But seriously, my hear felt like it was breaking the first day. To that my daughter said "I guess I kind of missed you a little bit." Gee thanks, kid.
What this new adventure does mean, however, is that things are changing in my life and I am finding new routines for us. Routines that don't involve me thinking too much in the morning or running around trying to make sure we've done everything we need to. We plan outfits for both of us. I make lunch the night before. And I also make breakfast the night before.
I have always been a huge fan of overnight oats since I discovered them back in 2012 and would make us this genius breakfast when I was working in insurance. It's my favorite breakfast go-to because its so quick to put together and you can grab and go if you need. This maple French toast overnight oats has been on repeat since she started school. I found this amazing Vermont maple syrup that pairs perfectly with my favorite vanilla and it is a flavor explosion. The apples in the bottom taste like a quick apple pie and it's just the best.
What makes my maple French toast overnight oats really great, however, are the oats, duh. It's no secret that I love Bob's Red Mill (seriously, I am about to start a local fan club), and their oats are my absolute. What I love is that they are kiln roasted so they have a distinctive wholesome flavor that makes you feel good from the inside out. It's a bonus that their gluten-free oats are made in a 100% gluten-free facility and constantly checked to ensure their gluten-free status. Now that Nadia is in school, she has new friends, a couple of which are gluten-free. It's nice knowing that I have something I can feel confident giving them if they decide to come over.
Oh boy, am I going to start carpooling now? Maybe it's time for me to look into a minivan! Kidding! (maybe?)
I think I'll have some more maple French toast overnight oats and think on that a bit. If you want to make your own, you can use this coupon for $1 off your Bob's Red Mill oats!
For the apples
For the Oats
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