This recipe comes from Chef Devin Alexander’s new cookbook, “You Can Have It”.
When I got an email to review this book, I was most interested as it is labeled to be a diabetic friendly cookbook. With both a father-in-law and a niece who suffer from diabetes, I am always on the lookout for recipes I can make for them when they visit. So when I got the opportunity to take a look at this book, I couldn’t resist.
Although, this cookbook is labeled diabetic friendly, everyone will enjoy the recipes. I have had a great time thumbing through the pages. It seems most of the recipes are really easy to follow and use everyday ingredients so you won’t spend all day in the kitchen or find yourself going to multiple grocery stores to find crazy unheard of ingredients.
I love the warm spices of ginger, cinnamon and cloves so when I came across this recipe for the Gingerbread Overnight Oats, I was intrigued. Not only did I already have all of the ingredients on hand, it look super easy. Like everyone else, my mornings are a busy and to have something pre-made that I can grab and go saves time, which makes getting out the door a little easier.
This recipe could not be any easier and is super quick as all the ingredients are tossed together in one bowl. I like to double or triple the recipe so I can have extra on hand for the week and then store it in one bigger bowl in the fridge. That way I can just scoop the amount I want in a serving dish or to-go container.
I have also made the Curry Chicken Salad from the cookbook, which came out quite tasty.
Other recipes in the book which are on my list to try include; Caramelized Sweet Onion Balsamic Burger, Apple Fries with Creamy Peanut Butter Dip, Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Tarts, Sweet and Spicy Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin along with quite a few others.
What I love about this cookbook is the simplistic approach Devin creates with these recipes. They are easy and flavorful without using a long list of ingredients.
- 1/2 Cup Old-Fashioned Oats
- 1/2 Scoop Stevia- Sweetened Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 Teaspoons Chia Seeds
- 1 Teaspoon Molasses
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilia
- 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/16 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1 Pinch Ground Cloves
- 1 Pinch Ground Nutmeg
- 1 Tablespoon Chopped Walnuts
In small mixing bowl combine all ingredients except walnuts. Transfer to serving dish and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Top with walnuts just before serving.
©2018 by the American Diabetes Association. You Can Have It! is available at ShopDiabetes.org, in bookstores nationwide, or by calling 1-800-232-6733. Food Photographer: Mittera Creative Services; Lifestyle Photographer: Michelle Pederson.