Chocolate berry overnight oats

Remember how I’m not eating sweets till April?

It’s the worst. Also, I may have slipped just a teeeeeny, tiiiiiiny bit.

OK, a lot. Like three slices of chocolate cake a lot. Also I should mention that I was the one who made the cake thereby directly putting myself in its path.

In my defense, I had just bought round cake pans from Amazon and wanted to give them a test drive. That will hold up in a court of law, right?

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It all started because I’m trying to build out my kitchen supplies. For an avid cook/food blogger, I’m woefully understocked. The things on my shopping list are the most basic – rectangular cake pan, cupcake tin that holds more than 6 cupcakes, a second baking sheet, a box grater, a zester that isn’t actually the cheese grater my boyfriend got me in Italy…

I blame my insufficiencies on a tiny NYC kitchen. To quote Jack Dawson: When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose. Except I would amend that to be: When you got no counter or cabinet space, you got nowhere to put anything.

That’s not as catchy though.

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Anyway, where I’m going with this is: in my efforts to delude myself into thinking I can actually pull off a sweets-free detox (which clearly I can’t) I’ve revived my interest in overnight oats and put together a new recipe which is basically chocolate pudding but naturally sweetened and dairy free so we can feel better about it.

You’re welcome.

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Chocolate berry overnight oats

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, roughly chopped (or other berries of your choosing)
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon maple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or mason jar.  Stir to combine. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight or for at least 6 hours.

Then, uncover and stir again. If it’s seeming a bit thick you can add a splash or two of almond milk before serving.

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