Spicy Black Bean Overnight Oats in a Jar Recipe — A savory oatmeal breakfast topped with warm and spicy black beans. You’ll never look at oats the same way again! #vegan #glutenfree
Happy Friday to you my friend! This week has flown by after the Monday holiday and traveling for work since Tuesday to help with training workshops. As much as I love traveling, it’s always a relief to sleep in my own bed and not toss and turn in a bed that’s slept with more people than (insert name of high school cheerleader you envied here). On top of that, today marks the official countdown ’til I’m NH bound! 29 days. Woot! Woot! Now to just pass the RD exam and I’ll be home free. Not like that’s any big deal or anything. Just determines my future career, life, destiny, the usual same ol’ thing.
Now I’ve been called strange, weird, strangely weird so many times that I have come to take that as more of a compliment than “You look tired.” Wait..that’s not a compliment?! Oh yeah, that’s right. That’s probably one of the worst insults ever invented in the human language. Please don’t say this to a woman ever if you plan on talking to her every again in the future. Regardless of how many hours of shut-eye she has gotten, always act as if she is beaming with energy. Life lesson learned.
Where was I? Oh yes, strange. The roomie and I are self proclaimed weirdos. Well actually I’m strange and she’s weird. Learn the difference, it’s pretty crucial. Most strange comments come from my choice in eating habits. Such as combining peanut butter with practically everything that enters my mouth except for maybe aspirin (on second though that may not be a bad idea…) Or the fact that I think the senior discount 4 PM dinner hour is normal. Which is why I saw the light at the end of my food-filled tunnel when I found “Strange but Good” over at Sprint to the Table.
For my first edition of “Strange but Good” I wanted to play around with my beloved overnight oats. Now it would be easy peasy and very un-strange to do something sweet like chocolate or fruity like peach so I thought, why not go the savory route?
Well oats are kinda sorta like rice, and rice and beans are a match made in Mexico so it must work! Slap on your strange cap and give these a try. But rule #1. We don’t talk about strange food. Rule #2 We don’t talk about strange food. Just eat it. Eat it.
- ½ cup oats (gluten-free if necessary)
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- pinch salt
- ¼ cup black beans, rinsed and drained
- ¼ teaspoon each of chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin
- pinch crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp lime juice
- ¼ avocado
- fried egg (optional)
- Combine first five ingredients in a mason jar with a lid.
- Refrigerate overnight.
- The next morning, mix together beans, spices, and lime juice in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Heat in microwave for 30 seconds, or until warmed.
- Add beans to oats, and top with avocado and egg if using.
The combo of the cool oats with the warm and spicy beans is food-tastic. It also had such a creamy texture from the oats, beans, and avocado that just seemed to work together as well as the balance of flavors. Well don’t I sound like a Food Network judge!
Try this strangely good combo for yourself and you’ll know what I mean. Enjoy the weekend!
What strange food combos have you tried?
What’s your favorite food combo?