These overnight oats are an homage to the four years that I lived in New Mexico and spent a great deal of time traveling to Santa Fe on vacation and on the way to Denver. I think it must be the changing weather – the days are getting shorter and there are a few moments of late afternoon sunshine that are reminiscent of fall in New Mexico. All that I need to make the illusion complete would be the smell of roasting chilies at every grocery store in town (and how I miss that smell).
One of my favorite treats when we would go to Santa Fe was chocolate chip cookies with pine nuts. It’s such a simple addition – but not one that I would have ever thought of on my own. The pine nuts add a bite to the cookies and, for me, taste like nights spent in hotels with kiva fireplaces and stone floors.
I’ve been meaning to make chocolate chip cookies with pine nuts. This is a recipe that still might make it to the blog, but in the meantime, my craving for chocolate chips and pine nuts has been strong, and I’ve had limited time to do much about it. These overnight oats are my response. They are quick and easy, filling, and take me back to New Mexico in a few bites.
Overnight Oats Santa Fe Style
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened, vanilla flavored almond milk
1/2 cup yogurt
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/8 cup pine nuts
Combine all ingredients in a pint jar or similar container that can be covered. You can also divide the ingredients between two 1/2 pint jars. Leave in the refrigerator overnight and then serve. Enjoy!