Last year I blinked and managed to miss all of fresh fig season, apparently. For a gal who had never tasted a fig until 3 years ago but is now a full fig convert, that was a brutal discovery. After that betrayal I’ve been on a dried fruit odyssey of sorts so that I’m not at the mercy of a teeny tiny seasonal window for my favorites. It only made sense for me to combine that with my love of overnight oats.
I love to keep items from the bulk bin section of my store on hand for those rainy days when I just want to spice up my breakfast, salad or dessert with an unexpected ingredient. Dried fruit last quite a while so I feel better about picking up random scoops of them here and there. They always end up getting used since they’re so versatile for any meal of the day.
This one paired so well with my morning coffee, plus it had that nice thicker consistency I prefer for my overnight oats. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Dried Fig Overnight Oats
Servings: 1 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook time: 8+ hours
- 1/3 c old fashioned oats
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 3 dried figs, chopped
- 1 Tbs unsweetened coconut shavings
- 1 1/2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbs hemp hearts
- 1 tsp dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbs orange juice
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1/2 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Optional toppings: 1 Tbs walnuts + 1 Tbs granola
- Add all ingredients except toppings to a 12 oz jar or container and mix thoroughly to combine. Store in the fridge overnight or up to 3 days.
- In the morning, stir oats and then top with walnuts and granola for a nice crunch.
- I’ve only ever used old fashioned oats in these recipes, so proceed with caution if you’re trying any other kind.
- I use a few kinds of protein powder, mostly vegan. All of them have worked well in this recipe.
- I love Purely Elizabeth granola for topping my oats, yogurt and even desserts (not sponsored, I just frigging love their stuff).
Let me know what you think in the comments if you’ve tried it or if you have any questions!
Nutritional info per serving (with toppings): Calories: 445, Total Fat: 20g, Carbohydrates: 53g, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 21g, Protein: 19g
Nutritional info per serving (without toppings): Calories: 370, Total Fat: 14g, Carbohydrates: 48g, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 20g, Protein: 17g