Birthday Cake Oatmeal

If you’ve been here a while, you may have heard me mention that I started my own cookie business called Lindsay Bakes. I currently have 7 flavours available, one of them being Confetti, which is packed with colourful sprinkles. It is in my top 3 favourite flavours.

That got me thinking, why are sprinkles only reserved for sweets? I love overnight oats so I figured why not make some confetti (aka birthday cake) oatmeal to have a hint of dessert at breakfast time.

My typical oats recipe is already quite simple but I adjusted it slightly to make them celebratory. The base is oats, milk (I used almond but any would work), a little greek yogurt which adds a nice creaminess and slight tangy flavour, and a touch of maple syrup. Normally I would add chia seeds and peanut butter but this time I added some vanilla extract and rainbow sprinkles.

I mixed everything together (except the sprinkles) and set it in the fridge overnight (or at least 4 hours). Then in the morning, I stirred in the sprinkles. The delayed addition prevents the sprinkles from bleeding their colours into the oats. Even as I was eating my oatmeal in the morning, I could see some of the colours coming out, so I can only imagine what it would have looked like after 8 hours in the fridge.

This was a nice treat for breakfast. The sprinkles definitely made these oats a little sweeter than my normal recipe, but I enjoyed it. The sprinkles also added a little crunch which was fun.

I probably wouldn’t eat my oats like this everyday but this was a nice way to switch things up. Give it a try if you want to add some celebration to your mornings. If you wanted to make this a little healthier, you could always add some fresh cut berries or bananas (also in the morning).

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup almond milk (or other milk)
  • 2 tbsp plain greek yogurt (DF: use DF yogurt)
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients (except sprinkles) in mason jar or airtight container. Cover with lid and let sit in fridge overnight (or at least 4 hours).
  2. In the morning, stir in sprinkles. Enjoy!

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