Overnight Oats and Cranberry Orange Chia Jam Parfait
Cranberries are tart (but oh so healthy, and available this time of year), so we paired them with the sweet citrus flavor of orange and added a superfood to it- chia seeds! This packs a bunch of fiber in this naturally sweetened jam. Did you ever think you’d be a woman who makes homemade jam?? Now you are…. Go. Girl. Then layer it with a simple overnight oat recipe to wow your kids or you man. And feel free to eat the jam on GF or sprouted toast throughout the week as a snack!
Cranberry Orange Chia Jam: Makes 8-10 servings
1 ½ cup fresh cranberry
¼-½ cup of maple syrup (to your liking- but start with ¼!)
Juice of 1 orange - just squeeze into the pan while cooking
4 tablespoon water + more as needed
3 tablespoon chia seeds
Optional: 1 teaspoon orange extract
Note: The jam makes the parfait plenty sweet enough, if enjoying the overnight oats alone, feel free to add some maple syrup or raw honey, otherwise keep it simple with some cinnamon and nutmeg and that’s it.
¾ cup of almond milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
The night before, prepare the overnight oats. Add all ingredients to a mason jar, or other container with a tight lid. Shake well. Refrigerate overnight or at least 3 hours to thicken.
In the morning, prepare the jam.
In a medium saucepan, add all ingredients except chia. Cook over low to medium heat and stir often until the cranberries begin to break. This will take 8-9 minutes. Turn the heat off, and with the back of a fork break the cranberries that haven’t split yet.
Allow to cool, then add the chia seeds and stir well. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
To assemble, simply layer the oats and chia pudding to your liking and top with additional cinnamon, pecans, dried cranberries, almonds or fruit if desired. Enjoy!